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.
Issued by Allen & Ginter | King of Romania, from World's Sovereigns series (N34) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes | The Met
Inscription: Printed text along upper edge of image: KING OF ROUMANIA.Printed text along lower edge of card: ALLEN & GINTER'S CIGARETTES/ RICHMOND/ VIRGINIA.Printed text on verso of card: WORLD'S SOVEREIGNS/ ONE PACKED IN EACH BOX/ OF CIGARETTES
Pss. Marie of Edinburgh, Queen of Romania - by Philip de Laszlo, 1936
Born in Kent, the daughter of the Duke of Edinburgh, second son of Queen Victoria, Marie married Ferdinand of Hohenzollern to become Queen of Romania, as recalled in the verse: Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song, A medley of extemporanea; And love is a thing that can never go wrong; And I am Marie of Roumania. The Queen was an assiduous and talented writer and apart from her memoirs published in London one should mention children stories illustrated by Dulac…