Romania’s last King Michael I dies at 96


Romania’s former King Michael I died on Tuesday at age 96 at his Swiss home, the Royal House announced.

On November 8, the Royal House had said that King Michael was in suffering and Princess Margareta and Prince Radu were at his bedside on the occasion of the great Feast of Saint Archangels Michael and Gabriel. Given the circumstances, no event was organized to celebrate the King’s name day. Also present at the residence were Royal House staff deployed to Switzerland and several nuns from Romanian monasteries. The Royal House also said on November 20 that Archbishop Iosif of Western Europe had visited several times and had given Michael the Holy Communion.

Princess Margareta and Prince Radu postponed various official engagements to be at the bedside of the ailing King, and Princess Maria has been with him since the evening of November 30.

Michael had turned 96 on October 25.

Translated into English by Agerpress.

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  1. Condolences for the Loss of His Majesty King Michael I of Romania-Royal Dynasty.

    We would like to express our deepest condolences to the people of
    Romania as they deal with their grief in response to the recent death
    of His Majesty King Michael I. He died Dec 5 2017 at 96 year old.
    This is a huge loss as His Majesty was considered the father of the Nation.
    His Majesty was deeply concerned about the state of his country and his people.
    People around the world responded with an outpouring of grief.

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