A first in Romania: Presidential couple to attend royal official dinner at Peles Castle


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President Klaus Iohannis and his wife, Carmen Iohannis are attending the official dinner due on Wednesday at the Peles Castle in Sinaia mountain resort, on the occasion of Pricess Margareta’s birthday. Iohannis thus becomes the first president in the Romania’s history to attend an official event at Peles Castle, next to Romania’s Royal family.

As a matter of fact, Iohannis was also the first Romanian president who had an encounter with the royal family before his swearing-in ceremony as president.

The Presidential Administration made the announcement, also informing that the event is scheduled for Wednesday evening at 19:00 in the State Hall of the Peles Castle. The dinner is to be attended by Romanian public authority’s representatives and top officials from Republic of Moldova, by cultural, diplomatic, sport personalities, members of the clergy and civil society.

Princess Margareta’s birthday occasioned several events during these days.

Before the official dinner on Wednesday, the princess is expected to decorate some important public figures, as well as a few cultural and educational institutions from Romania and R. Moldova.

Prince Radu has handed, on Tuesday, the High Patronage of His Majesty of King Mihai I distinction to the Romanian Rugby Union and Oina Federations, in a ceremony that took place at the Peles Castle in Sinaia, attended by Minister of Youth and Sports Gabriela Szabo and the chairman of the Romanian Olympics and Sports Committee (COSR), Alin Petrache.

Princess Margareta of Romania, born 26 March 1949 in Lausanne, Switzerland, is the eldest daughter of former King Michael I of Romania and his wife, Queen Anne. She is a great-great-great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria and a goddaughter of Prince Philip.

On 30 December 2007, King Michael designated Princess Margareta as heir presumptive to the throne with the titles of “Crown Princess of Romania” and “Custodian of the Romanian Crown”.

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