No king or queen will attend Queen Anne’s funerals on Saturday, August 13, however there will be a lot of members of the royal families across Europe who announced their presence, members of royal imperial of Russia, Austria and Germany, of the royal families of the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, of Baden, Württemberg and Bourbon –Parma families. Members of princely families of Ligne, Hohenberg and Schaumburg-Lippe are also expected at the funeral.
The royal families’ attendance list includes HRH Lorenz, Prince of Belgium, HRH Princess Maria Astrid of Luxembourg, archduchess of Austria, HRH Cristian of Austria, HRH Maximilian, Great Duke of Baden, HRH Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, Her Imperial Highness Great Duchess Maria of Russia, HRH Prince Carlos of Bourbon, Duke of Parma, who will represent the Royal Family of the Netherlands, HRH Archduke Martin of Austria, HRH Archduke Dominic of Austria, HRH Archduchess Maria Magdalena of Austria and her husband, Baron Hans von Holzhausen, HRH Prince Eberhard of Württemberg, Princess Anne of Ligne and Princess Anita of Hohenberg, Count of Bardeau, Princess Eleonore of Schaumburg-Lippe, dr. John Fruchaud.
The coffin with Queen Anne’s body is laid down in the Throne Hall of the Royal Palace in Bucharest, with thousands of people coming on Thursday to pay their last respects to King Mihai’s wife.
The people were queuing to pass by the catafalque, which is framed by four soldiers of the Mihai Viteazu Guard Regiment.
People also stopped in front of the Royal Palace to lay wreaths and flowers and to light candles. The wreaths were also laid in the palace’s courtyard.
The Royal Palace is open for those who want to pay their last respects today until 10 p.m. and tomorrow, August 12, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.