The Princess Who Worked at Macy's
Today in History: September 18, 1923 On September 18, 1923, Princess Anne Antoinette Francois Charlotte of Bourbon-Parma was born in Paris, France. Like most European royalty she was relatively closely related to many reining or former monarchs, but more directly she was the second child of Prince Rene of Bourbon-Parma and princess Margrethe of Demark. She spent her early years [...]
King Michael of Romania & Queen Anne at a royal wedding, Athens 14 May 1962
King Michael of Romania and Queen Anne among the invitees at the wedding of Don Juan Carlos of Spain (future King of Spain) and Princess Sophia of Greece, in Athens, 14th May 1962.
Farewell to the Last Queen of Romania
By MrBoise via Wikimedia Commons Very few queens have worked in a department store. Perhaps only this one. Born in 1923 to cadet members of the royal houses of Bourbon-Parma and Denmark, Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma had gobs of glamorous cousins more royal than she, but she didn't necessarily have bright prospects. She was born just a few years after World War I and revolution had decimated Europe's royal houses. When she was a teenager, World War II sent her family as blue-blooded…