Custodian of the Romanian Crown, Princess Margareta has delivered a statement few hours after King Michael’s death had been announced. Visibly affected and tearfully, the Crown princess stated that Romania has lost King Michael I, who for over nine decades had devoted all his powers to the Country, with loyalty and patience.
“Romanians, the Country has lost King Michael I. For over nine decades, he devoted all his strengths to Romania that God bestowed onto him. And death alone could put an end to his tireless and patient work. We all suffered an immense loss. A personal loss as well as a loss for the entire Nation. We mourn together, knowing that we are united in our sorrow. An example of wnwavering devotion to his people, with a high sense of duty and strong princples, he wrote the most valuable page in the contemporary history of our nation. His kindness and compasion defeated all villainy of the past century. His wisdom ensured the constancy of our identity, in times of serious deviation from the natural path of our State and Nation. The king was part of the fabric of our people. By his work life, my father continued the ties of the Royal Family to the Romanian Nation. For our tomorrow, he gave us his today,” the Princess said in the Declaration of the new head of the Royal Family of Romania, in a live broadcast.
The Custodian of the Romanian Crown added that “a new time for the Royal House of Romania begins.”
“A new time starts for my family and for the Royal House of Romania. Inspired by the same sentiments as my father’s, I will continue his work, for the fulfillment of our mission towards the Romanian people. So help us God!,” Princess Margareta’s statement concludes.