In the history of the Romanian Royal Family, 2017 and 2018 will remain years of particular significance. Within the space of just two years, and as part of a series of events that have been reshaping the modern face of the Royal Family, the Crown has celebrated the centenary of the Grand Union of Romania, lost both King Michael and Queen Anne, and entered a new era, presided over by Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Romanian Crown.
This short book provides an overview of two years that have brought change, but which have also rested under the sign of tradition and continuity.
The book aims to be a practical guide to the inner workings of the Royal Family. The reader will thereby be able to gain a better understanding of the latest events to capture the attention of Romanians and the world, the position of the Royal Family in the current political and legislative context, and its relevance in todays world.
I want to mention the precious help that I received in writing this book from Ioan Luca Vlad, honorary private counsellor to Her Majesty, and from Alistair Blyth, a fine connoisseur of both Romanian and English languages. Working with both Maître Vlad and Mr Blyth is always a pleasure.