The Royal house is organizing on Sunday a series of events dedicated to the anniversary of 25 years since the return to her homeland of Princess Margareta. Thus, during this day, Princess Margareta is supposed to visit the 4th studio of the Romanian Television, the place where the events of December 1989 were broadcast from.
On Sunday evening, as of 6 pm, Princess Margareta and Prince Radu are to attend a gala concert at the Romanian Athenaeum, with the evening set to be concluded with an official dinner hosted by the CEC Palace, slated at 8 pm, in the presence of the heir presumptive Princess Margareta and Prince Radu, and of 200 guests — foreign personalities, but also Romanian ones activating in all fields of interest, who have supported the Royal Family for the past 25 years. Out of these personalities of Romania, the United States of America, France, and Switzerland, a certain number was decorated, on Sunday, by Princess Margareta, on the occasion of the aforementioned series of events. Among the foreign personalities decorated was Frederic Mitterand, the nephew of the former president of France, reports Agerpres.
Frederic Mitterand, a former Minister of Culture of France (2009-2012), the nephew of the former French head of state Francois Mitterand, received the Order of the Crown of Romania in the rank of Commodore for his entire cultural, civic and political activity, noted through the interest and help lent to developing the international cultural scene, for his activity in the realm of television, cinema and music, but also for the help lent to the royal family.
“It is a wonderful moment for me. The decoration is a tribute of friendship and for me it is a moment of appreciation. As many Frenchmen, I will never forget the importance of King Mihai I in the Second World War. King Mihai freed Romania from the fascist government, worked his whole life for democracy and now Princess Margareta does exactly the same. The Royal Family of Romania works for the prestige of Romania, and is very popular here for doing a great deal for this country,” said Frederic Mitterand as quoted by Agerpres.
The King Mihai Medal for loyalty was bestowed upon Patricia Klecanda, the director of the Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation (FPMR) (New York, USA), the executive director of the FPMR, Mugurel Margarit-Enescu and upon Corina Motts-Roberts, who helped found the FPMR in Switzerland, as well as the king’s secretariat.
The medal of the Custodian of the Crown of Romania was granted to lawyer Florin Iacobescu, to the No. 114 “Princess Margaret” General School, to Jean Milligan David (FPMR, Switzerland), and to Countess Susanna Antamoro de Cespedes, the founder and leader of the FPMR Switzerland Association.
The order of the Crown of Romania in the rank of Knight was granted to Chef Albert Roux for his activity in the culinary field.