King Mihai I of Romania and Queen Ana are celebrating 67 years of marriage on Wednesday. They got married in Athens on June 10, 1948.
The diamond wedding (60 years of marriage) was celebrated on June 10, 2008 in Bucharest and at Pele? Castle in Sinaia. It was the first royal jubilee attended by tens of guests from abroad, among whom there was Queen Sofia of Spain, King Constantin of Greece, Prince Alexandru the second of Serbia, as well as numerous Romanian and foreign officials.
Two years ago, the royal couple was celebrating the sapphire wedding marking 65 years of marriage, this time in a private setting.
King Mihai I and Queen Ana are the most long-lived royal couple in Romania’s history.
They met for the first time in London in 1947, on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth’s marriage to prince Philip, duke of Edinburgh. Mihai proposed Ana after only one week since their first date.
The king’s forced abdication followed on December 30, 1947, so their marriage also marked the beginning of a 44-year exile. Practically, Queen Ana stepped on Romanian soil only on Easter 1992.