: Marie of Romania, Elisabeth of Romania, Ileana of Romania, Queen Maria of Yugoslavia, Helen of Romania.

A cluster of tiaras: Marie of Romania and her daughters: Elisabeth of Romania, Ileana of Romania, Queen Maria of Yugoslavia, Helen of Romania.

Toddler Prince Michael and his mother Helen, right, with his paternal aunt, Queen Marie of Yugoslavia (nee Princess of Romania) and her son, Crown Prince Peter.  Both boys would be the last kings of their countries.

Toddler Prince Michael and his mother Helen, right, with his paternal aunt, Queen Marie of Yugoslavia (nee Princess of Romania) and her son, Crown Prince Peter. Both boys would be the last kings of their countries.

Prince Carol (later King Carol II of Romania) with sister Elisabeth (later queen of the Hellenes) , both in traditional romanian costume. Mids 1890s

Prince Carol (later King Carol II of Romania) with sister Elisabeth (later Queen of the Hellenes), both in traditional Romanian costume.

Cousins and playmates.  King Michael with his 2nd cousin Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark.  Michael's mother and Philip's father were 1st cousins.  Years later, Michael would meet his future wife, Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma, while in London for Philip's wedding to Princess Elizabeth of York on Nov. 20, 1947.  Just weeks after that happy event Michael would be forced from his throne.

Cousins and playmates. King Michael with his cousin Prince Philip of Greece…

King Michael & Queen Anne among the invitees at the wedding of Don Juan Carlos of Spain (future King of Spain) & Princess Sophia of Greece. Athens, 14th May 1962.

King Michael of Romania & Queen Anne at a royal wedding, Athens 14 May 1962

King Michael & Queen Anne among the invitees at the wedding of Don Juan Carlos of Spain (future King of Spain) & Princess Sophia of Greece. Athens, May

Queen Marie of Romania

Edinburgh Sisters Spam Princess Marie of Edinburgh later Queen Marie of Romania ( 29 October 1875 to 18 July after marrying King Ferdinand I of Romania on the January 1893

King Carol II of Romania with the son future King Michael of Romania

King Carol II of Romania with the son future King Michael of Romania dog st.

Queen Marie of Romania and her sisters, Princess Victoria Melita, Princess Alexandra, and Princess Beatrice - after King Ferdinand's funeral.

Queen Marie of Romania and her sisters, Princess Victoria Melita, Princess Alexandra, and Princess Beatrice - after King Ferdinand's funeral.

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.

Queen Marie of Romania (nee Princess Marie of Edinburgh) with her youngest child, Prince Mircea.  Mircea, almost certainly fathered by Marie's lover Barbu Stirbey, died when he was 3 years old.

Queen Marie of Romania (nee Princess Marie of Edinburgh) with her youngest child, Prince Mircea. Mircea, almost certainly fathered by Marie's lover Barbu Stirbey, died when he was 3 years old.

Marie of Edinburgh acquiring the Romanian identity, in her 1st peasant costume, given as wedding gift.

Marie of Edinburgh (later Marie, Queen of Romania) acquiring the Romanian identity, in her peasant costume, given as wedding gift.

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