Romania’s King Michael returns home for final rest after decades of exile

The body of King Michael I, Romania’s last sovereign, was brought to Romania on Wednesday, December 13. The former king, who spent almost 70 years of his life away from Romania, will be buried at Curtea de Arges on Saturday. He died on December 5 at his private residence in Switzerland, at the age of 96, says Romania-Insider.com.

The king’s coffin was brought by plane from Switzerland to the Henri Coanda International Airport in Otopeni, from where it was taken to the Peles Castle in Sinaia. Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis, prime minister Mihai Tudose and other top officials went to Peles in the afternoon to pay their last respects to the king. Then, in the evening, the casket was taken to the Royal Palace in Bucharest, where it will stay until Saturday, when the funeral will take place.

 

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