April 22, 2012

The Crown of Queen Marie of Romania

Queen Marie of Romania had several crowns made for her; most notable was a crown made with Transylvanian Gold for her 1922 coronation in Alba Iulia at the end of World War I. In fact, she became Queen in October of 1914, but due to the outbreak of the First World War, she and her husband were not crowned as King and Queen of Romania then.


Her other crowns and jewels came form her mother, the Grand Duchess Marie of Russia (later Duchess of Edinburgh and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha) when she died in 1920. After the death of King Ferdinand she was also seen wearing the mourning veil. Unlike a more recent member, Queen Mary of Great Britain, who married into the British Royal Family, she was not related to Vlad Tepes.  Her view was more towards England and Russia.

She was the granddaughter of Alexander II of Russia who was known for being a more moderate Tsar of Russia.  Her point of view was also affected by her grandmother, the formindable Queen Victoria of Great Britain.



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