King Mihai square inaugurated in Bucharest

Newsroom 25/10/2012 | 09:53

The King’s square was inaugurated today in Bucharest, in the presence of Romania’s King Mihai I, who is celebrating today his 91 birthday. A bust of the King was unveiled in the square, which is located at the intersection of Kiseleff boulevard with the Ion Mincu street.

 King Mihai I of Romania was born on October 25 1921 in Sinaia. He is the son of King Carol II and of Queen Elena. His first reign started in 1927, after the death of his grandfather King Ferdinand I. After Carol II came back to the throne of Romania and his mother Queen Elena left the country, King Mihai was left in the care of his father. When the latter abdicated in 1940, he became again King Mihai I. On December 30 1947 King Mihai was forced to abdicate by the communist authorities. The abdication act, which was signed under threat, is illegal, invalid, and never passed the Romanian parliament.

After an exile that started in 1948, the King returned to Bucharest in 2001. King Mihai and Queen Ana live in Aubonne, Switzerland since 2004. For the big Christian celebrations and other public functions they come to Romania, where they reside at the Savarsin castle or at the Elizabeta palace in Bucharest.

Photos from today’s event:

 

Photos: Silviu Pal

 

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