Princess Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania, released a video message after her father, King Michael I, passed away on December 5th.
In the message, Princess Margareta addresses the Romanian people as the new Head of the Royal Family: “Romanians, our Country has lost King Michael I. For over nine decades, he dedicated to Romania all the strengths that God bestowed onto him. And death alone could put an end to his tireless and patient work.
We have all suffered an immense loss. A personal loss and a loss for the entire Nation. We mourn together, knowing that we are united in our sorrow Praying to God will give us strength, in this terrible moment.
An example of unwavering devotion to his people, with a high sense of duty and strong principles, King Michael wrote the most valuable page in the contemporary history of our nation.
His kindness and compassion defeated all the evils of the past century. His wisdom ensured the continuity of our identity in moments of severe deviation from the natural path of our State and Nation. The King was a part of the fabric of our people and we are all very proud of him.
Through his work, King Michael continued the ties that bind the Royal Family to the Romanian nation. For our tomorrow, he gave us his today.”
“A new time starts for my Family and for the Royal House of Romania. Inspired by the same sentiments as my father, I will continue his work, for the fulfillment of our mission towards the Romanian people. So God help us!”, added the Crown Princess.