04 August 2017

Previously at the Palace: Farewell to Romania's Queen Anne

In this series, we capture the biographical and major news posts from this date in previous years so that you can "catch up" on your favorites or reflect on some topics you might have missed. One paragraph is included here; click the title to see the full post.

King Michael and Queen Anne
on their wedding day in 1948
via Wikimedia Commons
2016: Farewell to Romania's Last Queen
"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 refugees across the pond to the United States." READ MORE

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