Princess Ileana, the last princess of Romania, better known as Mother Alexandra, was commemorated in Iași, Romania, on the 30th anniversary of her repose. The National Athenaeum in Iași inaugurated a photo exhibition in her honour.
The memorial service was held in the Artists’ Chapel of the Athenaeum and attended by the institution’s management, employees, and collaborators. All the reposed members of the Romanian Royal Family were commemorated.
The photo exhibition presents snapshots from Mother Alexandra’s life as HRH Princess Ileana of Romania and it can be visited until February 15. Entrance is free.
Princess Ileana of Romania, who later became Mother Alexandra, was born on January 5, 1909, as the youngest daughter of King Ferdinand I the Unifier and Queen Marie of Romania. She inherited her princely title by birth.
She passed away aged 82, as Mother Alexandra, on January 21, 1991, at St Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio. She was buried in the courtyard of the “Lord’s Transfiguration” Monastery in Elwood City, Pennsylvania, which she had founded in 1968.
Photo courtesy of The National Athenaeum in Iași