Romanian Princess Marina Sturdza, descendant of two families of rulers, dies in New York

Princess Marina Sturdza, a descendant of two old families of rulers, has died at the age of 65 in New York.

Journalist, deputy chairman of the Oscar de la Renta fashion house, UNICEF director, she had an impressive charitable activity. Princess Marina Sturdza was born on April 1, 1952 in Romania, and from the age of 3 she lived in exile.

“We are, after all, those who have been wiped out from history books, but I have been so well welcomed by the younger generations, with such delicacy and generosity, that I believe there is hope,” Princess Sturdza was saying.

After fleeing Romania, Marina Sturdza grew up in Canada and became a journalist. Later, she went to Geneva, where she worked for the UNICEF. She returned to Romania after 1990, and in the Republic of Moldova she contributed to the opening of the first palliative care centre for patients with terminally ill diseases – the Hospice ‘Angelus’.

Princess Marina Sturdza was in Romania in April for the last time, on the occasion of the visit of Prince Charles.

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