Wednesday, 6 December 2017

King Michael of Romania's funeral

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Schedule of Events (All Times: Romania/London)

Dec 5th 
  • King Michael of Romania passes away at age 96 (1 PM 11AM)
  • Crown Princess Margareta is declared the new head of the Romanian Royal Family
  • Prayer Service at King Michael's Private residence in Switzerland 
    • (Will happen every night until Dec 10th)
Dec 6th 
  • Book of Condolence is available for the public to sign at Pelesh Castle, the Royal Palace of Budapest, and Elisabeta Palace until January 15th
  • 40 Days of Heavy Mourning Begins
  • 3 Months of Mourning Begins
Wednesday, Dec 13th
  • King Michael in Coffin will arrive in Romania, being flown in from Switzerland. 
  • King Michael will Lie in State in the Hall of Honors at Pelesh Castle
    • Members of the Romanian Government, Official Romania, Diplomatic Corps, Romanian Church, etc will pay their respects. 
Dec 13th-15th 
  • King Michael will Lie in State in the Royal Throne Room at the Royal Palace of Bucharest
    • Members of the public will be able to pay their respects. 
Saturday, Dec 16th (All Times: Romania/London)
  • 10:25 AM / 8:25 AM
    • Short religious service will be held in the Throne Hall of the Royal Palace 
  • 11:00 AM 9:00 AM
    • Military and religious ceremony will be held in Royal Palace Square, in front of the Palace 
  • 11:30 AM to 12:45 / 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Funeral Procession: Royal Palace Square – Calea Victoriei – Unirii Square –Patriarchal Cathedral.
  • 12:50 to 2:00 PM / 10:50 AM - 12:00
    • Funeral Mass at Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest
  • 2:00 to 2:40 PM / 12:00 - 12:40
    • Funeral Procession throughout the capital: Unirii Square – University Square – Romana Square – Charles de Gaulle Square – The Triumphant Arch – Kiseleff Av. – Bucureşti – Ploieşti Av. -  Băneasa Royal Railway Station
  • 2:40 - 5:30 PM / 12:40 - 3:30 PM
    • Train Ride from Băneasa Royal Railway Station in Bucharest to Curtea de Argeş Railway Station
    • Romanian Royal Family will join the Train Ride
  • 5:30 - 5:50 PM / 3:30 - 3:50 PM
    • Arrive at Curtea de Argeş Railway Station. Funeral Procession to New Royal and Episcopal Cathedral
  • 6:20 - 6:40 PM / 4:20-4:40 PM
    • Burial service at the New Royal and Episcopal Cathedral in Curtea de Argeș. 
      • Attended by just Romanian Royal Family and Foreign Royals
Royals attending:
Current Monarchies:
  • Sheikh Rashid bin Khalifa al Khalifa of Bahrein
  • Princess Astrid & Prince Lorenz of Belgium
  • Princess Muna & Princess Rym of Jordan
  • Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg
  • King Juan Carlos & Queen Sofia of Spain
  • King Carl Gustaf & Queen Silvia of Sweden 
  • Prince Charles of United Kingdom
For those current European monarchies not attending, I would expect they sent a representative (i.e. Ambassador) to the funeral. 

Former Monarchies:
  • Romanian Royal Family
    • Nicholas Medforth-Mills with Fiancee, Alina Maria Binder
  • Prince Leka & Princess Elia Albania
  • Austria (Habsburg)
    • Archduke Karl
    • Archduke Dominic & Archduchess Emmanuella 
    • Archduchess Maria Magdalena 
    • Archduke Georg
    • Archduke Martin & Archduchess Katharina 
  • Grand Duke & Grand Duchess of Baden
  • King Simeon of Bulgaria
  • Prince Jean of France, Duke de Vendome
  • Charles de Fabribeckers
  • Princess Chantal of France
  • Queen Anne-Marie & Prince Nikolaos of Greece
  • Princess Irina of Greece
  • Baron Hanns & Baroness Alexander von Holzhausen
  • Princess Anne de Ligne
  • Duke of Braganza (Portugal)
  • Prince Georg of Prussia
  • Princess Tatiana Radzivill & Dr John Fruchaud
  • Great Duchess of Russia
  • Prince Emmanuel Philibert de Savoia
  • Crown Prince Alexander & Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia
  • Baron Francois-Xavier of Sambucy de Sorgue
  • Prince Eberhard of Wurttemberg

1 comment:

  1. I would think it an absolute certainty that all the Balkan Royal Houses will attend King Michael's Funeral - Albanian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Montenegrin, Greek.
    Most the German Royal and Princely Houses too I would expect to see represented.