Son of Queen Marie of Romania (previously Princess Marie of Edinburgh) Crown Prince Carol of Romania with his fiance Princess Helena of Greece

Son of Queen Marie of Romania (previously Princess Marie of Edinburgh) Crown Prince Carol of Romania with his fiance Princess Helena of Greece 1923

January 23, 1991—Princess Ileana of Romania known as Mother Alexandra after becoming a nun. She founded the Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration, a community of nuns of the Orthodox Church in America. She was an aunt of former King Michael of Romania and a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain.

Princess Ileana of Romania became Mother Alexandra, abbess of the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration in Ellwood, USA. Great granddaughter of England's Queen Victoria and Russia's Tsar Alexander II

Wedding portrait of Crown Prince Carol of Romania and his 2nd wife, Princess Helen of Greece and Denmark, daughter of King Constantine I. Their marriage began happily but ended in divorce due to Carol's affair with Elena "Magda" Lupescu, who would become his 3rd wife. Carol and Helen's only child, Michael, would be the last king of Romania.

Wedding portrait of Crown Prince Carol of Romania and his wife, Princess Helen of Greece and Denmark, daughter of King Constantine I.

Carol al II-lea al României, King Carol II. of Romania by Miss Mertens, via Flickr

Carol al II-lea al României, King Carol II. of Romania by Miss Mertens, via…

A very sweet portrait of Queen Marie with Princess Elisabeth (left) and Prince Carol.

Princess Marie of Rumania (known as Missy, born Princess Marie of Edinburgh) and her 2 eldest children, Prince Carol and Princess Elizabeth in august 1895

King Carol of Romania II, the great-grandson of Queen Victoria, with his mistress Elena Lupescu on the Riviera in the 1930's. The playboy King ascended to the throne in 1930 but abdicated 10 years later after forming a relationship with Miss Lupescu and moving to Portugal where they married. King Carol died in 1953 and his widow continued to live in Portugal until her death in 1977.

Girl with the £500k pearl earrings: Gift from Romanian king was locked away for 35 years because jewels were not to owner's taste but are now tipped to raise thousands

King Carol II of Romania with his mistress Elena Lupescu on the Riviera. The playboy King abdicated 10 years after ascending to the throne, forming a relationship with Miss Lupescu and moving to Portugal where they married.

Crown Prince, later king, Ferdinand of Romania with his eldest child, Prince Carol.

Crown Prince, later king, Ferdinand of Romania with his eldest child, Prince Carol.

Prince Carol of Romania (later King Carol II), first child of Crown Prince Ferdinand and Crown Princess Marie (later King and Queen). His unhappily married mother was known for her infidelities, but unlike his younger siblings Carol's paternity was never in doubt.

Prince Carol of Romania (later King Carol II), first child of Crown Prince…

Joanna "Zizi" Lambrino, 1st wife of King Carol II of Romania, with their son, Mircea. Lambrino was forced to leave Romania after the birth of her son and the 2 settled in Paris. During his reign Carol II recognized Mircea as a prince several times. He was also recognized as a Prince of Hohenzollern by the Princely House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, the House to which the Romanian Royal Family belonged.

Joanna "Zizi" Lambrino, 1st wife of King Carol II of Romania, with their son, Mircea. Lambrino was forced to leave Romania after the birth of her son and the 2 settled in Paris. During his reign Carol II recognized Mircea as a prince several times. He was also recognized as a Prince of Hohenzollern by the Princely House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, the House to which the Romanian Royal Family belonged.

Crownprince Carol of Romania with spouse, Crowprincess Elena , nee Pss of Greece and her brother, Prince Pavlos, later King of Greece

Crown Prince Carol of Romania with spouse, Crown Princess Elena , nee Princess of Greece and her brother, Prince Pavlos, later King of Greece

King Carol of Roumania

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1x-Carol of Romania (formerly King Carol II) married 3rd Elena Magda Lupescu in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 3 June 1947. This photo is from a second ceremony that occurred at Estoril Villa, Lisbon, Portugal on 18 August 1949. No children.

of Romania (formerly King Carol II) married Elena Magda Lupescu in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 3 June This photo is from a second ceremony that occurred at Estoril Villa, Lisbon, Portugal on 18 August No children.

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