Crown Princess Margarita of Romania.  This is a BEAUTIFUL crown!

Crown Princess Margareta of Romania wore the Essex tiara when she wed Radu Duda on 21 September

Princess Ileana of Romania.  Some claimed she was fathered by her mother's lover, but her remarkable resemblance to her nephew Prince Michael makes that claim highly unlikely.

Princess Ileana of Romania. Some claimed she was fathered by her mother's lover, but her remarkable resemblance to her nephew Prince Michael makes that claim highly unlikely.

(another view of) crown made for Queen Marie of Romania (1875 - 1938), made from gold from Transylvania, with turquoises, moonstones and (poss) amethysts.

Crown of Queen Maria of Romania; lies with the other crowns (and crown jewels) of Romania at the National Museum of Romania History in Bucharest

Sisters in mourning for King Ferdinand of Romania, from left: Her Royal Highness The Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg; HM Queen Marie of Romania; Her Royal Highness Princess Alfonso de Orleans y Borbón; Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Viktoria Feodorovna of Russia, 1927

“The Edinburgh sisters after the funeral of King Ferdinand I of Romania, husband of Queen Marie of Romania (pictured centre). To her left is Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg;

This golden diadem was made for Queen Marie of Romania in late 1910s. It is composed of flower motifs with a large Orthodox Cross in the middle. There are no precious stones, no additional decorations – just a plain solid gold.

Artemisia's Royal Jewels: Serbian Royal Jewels: Marie of Romania’s Golden Diadem with Cross.

Queen of Romania with her two children.  Prince Mircea died at Buftea on 2 November 1916 of typhoid fever, during a time of war, when enemy troops were approaching Bucharest and many battles were taking place close to the city. The royal family had to quickly bury him on the grounds of Cotroceni Palace, before they went into exile to Jassy, the old capital of Moldavia, the unoccupied part north-eastern Romania.

Queen Marie with a short haired Princess Ileana and Prince Mircea.

Noblesse & Royautés:  Princess Sophie with her father King Michael of Romania

Princess Sophie of Romania with her father King Michael of Romania. King Michael of Romania today. At nearly 92 Michael is the only head of state from WWII still living and the only monarch deposed by the communists who lived to see their downfall.

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