Romania, Sinaia – On May the 10th, 5,000 people went to the castle of Peleș to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Royal House of Romania. On May 10, 1866, Prince Karl von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen arrived in Bucharest and is proclaimed Ruling Prince of Romania.
For the first time in almost 70 years, more exactly since 1947, the Romanian Royal flag had been hoisted on the main tower. For this special day, more than 5,000 people came to celebrate the King’s Day with the Royal family at a garden party, with a concert and a gala, and during which, soon after the Royal House’s appearance at the balcony, three planes flew over the castle, living three traces of smoke behind, in the colors of the Romanian flag: blue, yellow and red. The crowd welcomed the planes with cheers: “Long live the King! Long live the Royal Family!”
King Michael, 95, forced to abdicate in 1947 and pretender to the throne of Romania until this year’s 1st of March, was present at the ceremony, along with the Prince Radu and current heir of the throne, Crown Princess Margareta.