The year 2016 marks the 150-year anniversary of the Romanian royalty. The Royal House of Romania has played a considerable role during this time in the modernization and the democratization of Romania. The members of the Royal Family continue to fulfill this role by promoting the economic interests of the country.
More than 60 economic entities have received the label of being official suppliers certified by the Royal Family. The royalty of Romania are highly engaged in the promotion of Romanian wines in, for example, Sweden, and of Romanian wheat and grains in the Middle East. These are true examples of a sort of diplomacy by trade and are supported by Romanian business clubs under the patronage of the Royal Family, and they are happening more and more often. The number of members and participants is steadily growing as word of the success of their ventures spreads. Investors
are coming from all over the world because of the backing of the Royal Family. Great Britain, Belgium, Norway, Japan, Spain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and Sweden count amongst the major nations contributing to this economic development.
The Royal Family has reiterated its commitment to encouraging economic growth. On the 23rd March, 2015, Prince Radu of Romania stated, “I would like you to know that the Royal Family does not spend each day offering patronages. This family has never hesitated to work. His Majesty himself is ready to roll up his sleeves and fix a car. It has already happened in Versoix back in the 80’s. There was a couple of Romanians who had their car fixed by His Majesty. Of course, each member of the family will contribute to the prosperity and the durability of the Romanian people.”
Prince Radu underlined that the engagement of the Royal Family in the Romanian society represents a continuation of a noble tradition of duty. “I would like to tell you about how in 1926, when Queen Mary visited the United States and 400,000 people where in the streets to greet her, she was 70 or 80 years ahead of her time in encouraging the American entrepreneurs to come in her country! ‘Come and invest in Romania!‘ ”, said Prince Radu.
In the same way, the Royal Family of Great Britain has tried for nearly a century to buttress the economic activity of its country via collaborations with both public and private companies, and so the Prince of Romania had to say, “If a nation like England needs even today that its economic interests will be vigorously supported by its Royal Family, then all the better for Romania that hers does the same!”, said Prince Radu.
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