Source: Romania Insider
December 5, 2017
King Michael I, Romania’s last monarch, died on Tuesday, December 5, at his private residence in Switzerland. He was 96 years old.
The Royal House announced almost one month ago that the king’s health has worsened. He was seriously ill, suffering from cancer.
The detailed program of the funerals is to be announced in the coming days. The Royal House announced in a press release that King Michael’s body will be brought to the Peles Castle in Sinaia, and then will be moved to the Royal Palace in Bucharest. The king will be buried at Curtea de Arges.
Books of condolence will be open starting December 6 at the Peles Castle in Sinaia, the Royal Palace in Bucharest, and the Elisabeta Palace, also in the capital.
The Royal Council announced King Michael’s retirement from public life in March last year, after he was diagnosed with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma and chronical leukemia. That was also the moment when His Majesty announced that he passed to his daughter, Princess Margareta, the responsibility to represent Romania’s Royal House.
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