The remains of King Carol II, who was the first of the Hohenzollern kings of Romania to be born in the country, will be reburied inside the new royal necropolis at Curtea de Argeș, where his son King Michael I is buried.
The reburial service will take place on Saturday, March 9, at 12.00.
‘It is normal for a king to may rest in peace in conditions appropriate to his royal rank, together with his father, mother and son,’ Archbishop Calinic of Arges told a national TV station Antena 1.
The body of King Carol II was brought from Portugal to Romania in 2003 and placed inside a small chapel in the courtyard of Curtea de Arges Monastery.
King Carol II died in exile, on the Portuguese Riviera, in 1953, and is the only King of Romania who was buried outside a church.
He received royal funerals being related to the Portuguese royal family. His body was brought to his homeland in 2003.
In addition, the remains of Prince Mircea will also be moved to the new cathedral this year. His remains are currently interred at the Bran Castle’s Chapel.
Photography courtesy of Basilica.ro / Archive