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Commemoration: 140 years ago Maria of Hohenzollern died

Commemoration: 140 years ago Maria of Hohenzollern died

Maria Hohenzollern, the only child of  Carol I and Elizabeth of Romania, was born on 8 September 1870 and baptised in the  Orthodox Greek rite. She was meant to be the first scion born on the native soil of the new dynasty, in effect the first Romanian Hohenzollern.   Sadly she died at the infant age of...
Basarabia. Putere si simbol, articol in Adevarul

Basarabia. Putere si simbol, articol in Adevarul

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New Book: King Michael of Romania. A Historical Album

New Book: King Michael of Romania. A Historical Album

King Michael of Romania. A Historical Album, hardback, 352 pages, Litera Publishing, Bucharest, 2013. The book is structured in three main chapters: education and formative years (i.e. school documents, Michael’s herbarium, photographs with his colleagues, at the Baccalaureate etc); ceremonies and solemnities peculiar to the Parliament and the Throne Hall,...
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New portrait unveiled for Queen Elizabeth's birthday

New portrait unveiled for Queen Elizabeth’s birthday

The portrait by David Bailey, released by Buckingham Palace for the monarch’s 88th birthday, shows her looking relaxed and happy, in a refreshing departure from her formal responsibilities. David Bailey said: “I’ve always been a huge fan of the Queen. She has very kind eyes with a mischievous glint. I’ve always liked strong women and she...
Simbolistica Florilor Reginei Maria

Simbolistica Florilor Reginei Maria

In cadrul emisiunii ‘Digicult’ de Sambata 12 aprilie, de la ora 14.30 puteti viziona un reportaj despre Simbolistica florilor Reginei Maria  unde am fost invitata. Crinul (Madonna Lily) a fost încă din copilarie floarea preferată a Reginei Maria. Aranjamentele florale din camerele sale, ca şi mobilierul creat de Maria purta amprenta epocii, elemente Art Nouveau regăsindu-se în întreaga atmosferă creată la...
Queen Elizabeth meets Pope Francis for the first time

Queen Elizabeth meets Pope Francis for the first time

  Queen Elizabeth II meets Pope Francis for the first time on 3 April 2014 on a visit that coincides with the anniversary of the start of the Falklands War between Britain and Argentina. Previously, Elizabeth II had met with four Pontiffs, starting with Pius XII in 1951, a year before her accession to the throne. The queen...
Ziua de nastere a ASR Principelui Nicolae

Ziua de nastere a ASR Principelui Nicolae

Astazi ASR Principele Nicolae al Romaniei (n.Nicholas Medforth Mills, 1 Aprilie 1985) implineste 29 de ani! La Multi Ani, cu toate implinirile! Fotografiile care prezinta mai multe generatii dintr-o familie au fost la moda, in special din a doua jumatate a secolului XIX, cand prin intermediul fotografiei sau al cartilor postale, familiile regale deveneau astfel cunoscute...
New photo: George of Cambridge poses with parents & their dog Lupo

New photo: George of Cambridge poses with parents & their dog Lupo

Prince George of Cambridge shows how much he has grown in a touching new official family photograph released on Mother’s Day. It is just the third official official release of photos of Prince George and shows him with his parents aged eight months at their home in Kensington Palace. The Cambridges moved into the property, which had...
Proteste din Romania la inceputul anilor '90

Proteste din Romania la inceputul anilor ’90

Un remember din anii ’90, proteste dupa adoptarea constitutiei republicane. Pancarda este extrem de sugestiva pentru ce se intamplase in decembrie 1991: ‘Jos constitutia neocomunista a FSN. Constitutia din 1923 este singura legala’. Fotografie publicata in ‘Dreptatea’, un ziar care  cu greu se gasea la chioscuri, din cate imi amintesc. **** I endeavour in the “Weekly...
HRH Crown Princess Margarita of Romania: Birthday Anniversary

HRH Crown Princess Margarita of Romania: Birthday Anniversary

26 March 2014: A very Happy Birthday to HRH Crown Princess Margarita of Romania! ***** Feminine Royal Leadership
Aniversarea zilei de nastere a ASR Principesei Margareta a Romaniei

Aniversarea zilei de nastere a ASR Principesei Margareta a Romaniei

La Multi Ani Alteţei Sale Regale ! „Monarhul este combinaţia dintre un simbol şi un lider, acesta trebuie să fie responsabil faţă de ţara lui, responsabilitatea este un aspect important. Monarhul reprezintă speranţele cetăţenilor ţării sale. Chiar şi azi, dacă eşti născut Principe, asta nu înseamnă neapărat că poţi să faci ce vrei. Este o...
Princess Marie of Edinburgh

Princess Marie of Edinburgh

Princess Marie of Edinburgh, March 1882. Photo by Rupert Potter (1832-1914). Potter’s favourite subjects were landscapes, but his friendship with Sir John Everett Millais led him to portraiture.
King Michael of Romania & his Family

King Michael of Romania & his Family

King Michael of Romania in the garden of his home, Ayot House in Hertfordshire, with his daughters Helena and Margarita, 2 September 1953.   King Michael of Romania in the garden of his home, Ayot House in Hertfordshire, with his wife, Queen Anne and their daughters, Princesses Margarita and Helena, 2 September 1953.   King...
Arbore genealogic al sefilor de stat din Europa, 1889

Arbore genealogic al sefilor de stat din Europa, 1889

In pregatirea exponatului lunii mai la MNIR. Arbore genealogic al sefilor de stat din Europa, editat in 1889, tiparit la Viena si oferit cadou Regelui Carol I. Tiparitura este amplasata intr-un cilindru din lemn imbracat in piele; are inscriptionata cifra Regelui Carol I precum si dedicatia: Majestatii Sale CAROL I, Regele Romaniei. A fost dat...
Hugh Seton-Watson in Bucharest, 1970

Hugh Seton-Watson in Bucharest, 1970

As I was reviewing files and notes, which I uncovered in the “CNSAS” archives for my current research, I found an interesting bit of information about one of the great British historians, Hugh Seton-Watson, who visited Romania in April 1970, at the height of the Cold War. He stayed in Bucharest at the famous Athenee...
Maria Cristina di Savoia: Italian queen beatified

Maria Cristina di Savoia: Italian queen beatified

Queen Maria Cristina of Savoy (1812-36), whose husband, King Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, ruled the largest of the Italian kingdoms before national unification, was beatified in Naples on 25 January 2014. TRH the Duke and Duchess of Noto, The Duchess of Calabria, the Duke and Duchess of Castro their daughters Princesses Maria Carolina...
Acum 24 de ani ASR Principesa Margareta in Romania, pentru prima oara!

Acum 24 de ani ASR Principesa Margareta in Romania, pentru prima oara!

Daca doriti sa cititi interviul pe care l-am luat ASR Principesei Mostenitoare a Romaniei acum cativa ani, aveti pe Adevarul un nou articol
Fotografii de la conferinta, 15 Ianuarie 2014

Fotografii de la conferinta, 15 Ianuarie 2014

Miercuri 15 ianuarie a avut loc o noua serie de conferinte Destine Regale, un titlu la care tin in mod deosebit. Conferintele le-am inceput acum un an, in ianuarie 2013 si continuat in martie acelasi an. Aparitia cartii ‘Regele Mihai. Album istoric’ la sfarsit de noiembrie 2013 m-a determinat sa promovez cartea printr-o conferinta despre anii...
Conference invitation: the formative years of King Michael and Queen Marie - 15 Jan. '14

Conference invitation: the formative years of King Michael and Queen Marie – 15 Jan. ’14

I would like to invite you to the new conference from the already traditional series inaugurated last year at the Liberal Cafe in Bucharest, on the royal and architectural history of Romania. The subjects this year are the following: Diana Mandache: “King Michael as a school pupil: curriculum, marks, field trips” Valentin Mandache: “Eastwell Manor:...
Conferinta 15 ianuarie 2014 la Cafeneaua Liberala

Conferinta 15 ianuarie 2014 la Cafeneaua Liberala

Miercuri 15 ianuarie 2014 la orele 6.30 pm sunteti invitati la o noua serie de conferinte cu tema ‘Destine regale’ pe care am initiat-o anul trecut pe 10 ianuarie. Organizatori: Clubul Bloggerilor PNL. Evenimentul va avea loc la Cafeneaua ‘Bratianu’ (str. Doamnei nr. 9, langa Banca Nationala a Romaniei). Vor fi prezentate fotografii si secvente...
King Michael’s forced abdication: lessons from a letter

King Michael’s forced abdication: lessons from a letter

History and historical facts discussed over the envelope of a letter sent from Bucharest to Paris in February 1948, just a few weeks after the forced abdication of King Michael of Romania. The envelope contains a two sets of stamps, one from the just ended royal period and another form the newly installed communist regime,...
King Willem-Alexander Delivers His First Christmas Address to the Nation

King Willem-Alexander Delivers His First Christmas Address to the Nation

  King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands gives his first Christmas speech to the nation at his residence on December 25, 2013 in The Hague. (Source: Getty Images)
King Michael of Romania’s Christmas 2013 Message

King Michael of Romania’s Christmas 2013 Message

Romanians, The year now drawing to a close has been a time of achievements, despite the effects of the economic crisis. The younger generation displays vigour and talent, and a large number of Romanians are studying or working honourably and skilfully in countries around the world. The private sector as well as the whole of...
Christmas Card from the Crown Princess Margarita of Romania & Prince Radu of Romania

Christmas Card from the Crown Princess Margarita of Romania & Prince Radu of Romania

With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year 2014!
Ora Regelui 7 Decembrie, TVR1

Ora Regelui 7 Decembrie, TVR1

Puteti viziona online emisiunea aici  Sambata 7 decembrie de la ora 13 pe TVR1 si online puteti urmari emisiunea ‘Ora Regelui’, editie realizata de Camelia Csiki. Din Sumar: - despre primul album istoric ‘Regele Mihai’ de Diana Mandache - despre calatoria Familiei Regale cu Trenul Regal de 1 decembrie - Gala Tinere Talente, spectacol oferit...
95 years ago in Bucharest: King Ferdinand & Queen Marie

95 years ago in Bucharest: King Ferdinand & Queen Marie

  1 December 1918 “Yes, we were actually back! The long nightmare was over, we had returned to our home victorious: Greater Romania was a fact, and we were hailed as the first King and Queen of all the Romanians… Everywhere new situations had sprung up, the map of Europe had changed, thrones had crumbled,...
'Regele Mihai. Album Istoric'  la TVR1 stiri

‘Regele Mihai. Album Istoric’ la TVR1 stiri

Regele Mihai a luat nota 9,50 la Bacalaureat în anul 1940 – See more at: http://stiri.tvr.ro/regele-mihai-a-luat-nota-9-50-la-bacalaureat-in-anul-1940_37509_video.html#view Mai multe in cartea recent lansata despre Regele Mihai Imagini de la lansare
Mementos from my book launch 'King Michael of Romania. A Historical Album'

Mementos from my book launch ‘King Michael of Romania. A Historical Album’

  Book Launch, 21 November, Bucharest. Diana Mandache, ‘King Michael of Romania. A Historical Album’, 352 pp, 454 ill., hardback, Litera Publishing, November 2013   Links: TVR1 News (23 November 2013)   TVR1 – Ora Regelui (7 December 2013)     Viata Regelui Mihai in noul album istoric lansat la Gaudeamus (Adevarul) Cartea ‘Regele Mihai. Album Istoric’...
Book launch invitation 21st November 5 pm, Bucharest

Book launch invitation 21st November 5 pm, Bucharest

Your are invited to the book launch of ‘King Michael of Romania. A Historical Album’ Thursday 21 November, 5 pm, Romexpo (Bucharest), the Gaudeamus Book Fair International – the plan & stand no. 37 LITERA Publishing
Noua carte: Regele Mihai. Album Istoric

Noua carte: Regele Mihai. Album Istoric

As dori sa va anunt aparitia in noiembrie a unei interesate carti pe care o dedic MS Regelui Mihai. Volumul surprinde aspecte importante ale vieţii suveranului: educatia & anii formatori; ceremonii & solemnitati; timp liber de la vacante regale la hobby-uri. Cuprins: Introducere Ani formatori Ceremonii  Timp liber Anexe Diana Mandache, Regele Mihai. Album istoric, 352 pagini,...
HM King Michael of Romania: 92nd Birthday Anniversary

HM King Michael of Romania: 92nd Birthday Anniversary

I would like to wish HM King Michael of Romania a very happy 92nd birthday! King Michael, a great personality who has decisively influenced and determined the history of his country, survived a tumultuous period. His actions saved Romania from catastrophe during the Second World War, and his uncompromising moral stand throughout his life, however difficult the...
Four generations

Four generations

The Queen and the next three kings pictured together for the first time. Photo: JASON BELL/CAMERA PRESS
DIANA, un film de Oliver Hirschbiegel

DIANA, un film de Oliver Hirschbiegel

Despre personajele din contemporaneitate este mai greu sa afli adevarul vizionand un film sau lecturand o carte, mai ales daca au un caracter subiectiv. Totusi acestea surprind anumite momente ale vietii personalitatilor care merita sa fie cunoscute. Mass media si paparazzi au avut o atractie aproape obsesiva fata de Printesa Diana. Astazi ei o admira...