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Disappearance. The last king of Romania is dead, and with him a part of the Romanian soul

Michel I st , the last king of Romania, died at age 96 on December 5th. His disappearance plunges his compatriots into a deep sadness. If the country is a secular republic, the sovereign, last head of state to have lived the Second World War, was deeply appreciated. “Good road, Majesty!” proclaims România will liberate. “From an ordinary day, December 5 has turned into a historic day. The king whom many Romanians dreamed of once returning to the throne died after waiting for 70 years to repair the wrongs of history. December 5 marks the end of an era, the end of hope. ” In this morning of St. Nicholas, important Orthodox feast, the Bucharest daily devotes moreover to the subject a very beautiful one, entitled: “Romania without a king.” “Alone with his politicians” For Adevarul which title “Goodbye, Majesty”, “King Michael made history of a whole continent, during the most troubled century known to mankind”. But now that the last head of state died in the Second World War, “What landmarks has he left us, and how will we do to not forget them?” asked the columnist Ion Ionita. Like all the Romanian press, the daily publishes the king’s speech in Parliament in 2011, on the occasion of his 90th birthday. He notices, bitterly, that now that “The king is dead, Romania finds herself alone with her politicians”. It was “The king of modesty, the magazine says Qmagazine, who retraces his life with the help of a photo gallery. He remained 10 years on the throne, 50 in exile. He was king twice, between July 1927 and June 1930, then from September 1940 to December 1947. Each time, his reign was brutally interrupted. He was a king who embodied elegance and nobility. ” Michel I st will remain in the history of the country like the one who had, at only 22 years old, the audacity to stop Marshal Antonescu, a soldier who had led the country in the Axis alongside Hitler. With this gesture, he decided the fate of his country while significantly influencing the course of the Second World War. In 1947, he was forced to give up the throne and Romania became a communist republic. Exiled in Switzerland, he loses his Romanian citizenship, but recovers in 1997, once back in the country, under the mandate of President Emil Constantinescu. Regretting again and again the time when their country was a kingdom, the Romanians have always devoted a singular affection to him. He will be buried in Curtea de Arges, where all the members of the royal family rest. Iulia Badea


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