The history of the Royal House of Romania overlaps to the point of identification with the history of the modern Romanian state and with the reform and modernization of Romanian society. The role assumed by the royals in a process that began 150 years ago has been overwhelming.
The Royal House of Romania was not only the main agent of transformation for the better in Romanian society, but also the main pillar that provided stability for those values that have internationally transformed the Kingdom of Romania into one of the most democratic and respected countries in Europe.
The improvement of the Romanian economy has always been a priority for all Romanian kings. King Carol I basically created the rail and road infrastructure in Romania, and his name is connected to the beginnings of Romanian aviation. During his reign, Romania attracted important investments in the industrial sector and the extraction of mineral resources. Moreover, the great King was personally involved in the creation of economic enterprises and created a system that is still valid today, through which Romanian companies that develop quality products can qualify as Official Suppliers of the Royal House. These trends have continued and have been developed by all his successors. During the exile imposed by the establishment of communism in Romania, His Majesty King Michael I continued to promote the interests of Romania and Romanians alike.
After the fall of communism, with the return home of the Romanian Royal Family, the traditions discontinued in 1947 were resumed. The Royal House of Romania once again granted the title of Official Supplier to those companies which deserved it. Also, HRH Prince Radu of Romania has decided to put his vast diplomatic experience, gained both in his capacity as a member of the Royal Family and High Representative of the Romanian Government, in the service of the nation. HRH accepted the proposal of the International Committee, a structure that brings together the major business clubs in Transylvania and promotes their companies at an international level. Thus, HRH continues a glorious tradition that has its roots in the reign of King Carol I.
Such gestures were familiar among other members of the Royal Family, i.e. the Queens Elizabeth and Queen Mary. Queen Mary’s United States tour during the interwar will remain in history as an example of best practice, as she did not hesitate to advise American businessmen to come and invest in our country. Thus, the activity of HRH Prince Radu of Romania constitutes a much needed bridge over time and across countries.