Name: HRH Princess Maria of Romania
Title: Royal Patron
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Princess Maria of Romania, born in exile in Copenhagen, is the youngest of the princesses of Romania. She was baptised in the Orthodox faith with Her Majesty Margareta, her sister, as godmother. Princess Maria went on to live and study in Switzerland, then spent most of her life in the United States. There she pursued puericultural studies and worked extensively in the field of childcare. Her Royal Highness also worked in public relations for private companies in New York. Later, Princess Maria moved to and lived in the State of New Mexico where she was active in the field of private consulting. Between 1997 and 2014, the princess visited the country and Bucharest several times. Princess Maria's most important stay in the country was during Christmas in 1997, when the entire Royal Family came to Bucharest, for the first time together on Romanian soil. Her Royal Highness turned 50 on July 13, 2014. At that time, King Michael agreed that the celebration of Princess Maria's jubilee would take place in Bucharest, in advance, on the occasion of May 10. On that occasion, the Custodian of the Crown Margareta conferred, on behalf of King Michael I, the Order of the Roman Crown and the Grand Cross of Princess Maria. In the fall of 2014, Her Majesty Margareta asked her sister to move to Romania permanently. Princess Maria followed the path proposed by the Crown Custodian and, in January 2015, moved to Bucharest. Princess Maria is involved in various projects of a social, medical, educational and civic nature.