Marie of Romania

Marie of Romania

Queen of Romania
Born Oct 29, 1875
Hometown Kent
Died Jul 18, 1938
Death Place Sinaia

Marie of Romania was Queen consort of Romania from 1914 to 1927, as the wife of Ferdinand of Romania.

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She was baptised in the Private Chapel of Windsor Castle on 15 December 1875 and her godparents were the Empress and Tsarevitch of Russia (her maternal grandmother and uncle), the Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (her paternal grandaunt), the Princess of Wales (her paternal aunt) and the Duke of Connaught (her paternal uncle). … Read More
1885 9 Years Old She was a bridesmaid at the 1885 wedding of Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter Princess Beatrice, to Prince Henry of Battenberg. … Read More


1893 17 Years Old Princess Marie married Prince Ferdinand of Romania, nephew of King Carol I of Romania in Sigmaringen, Germany, on 10 January 1893. … Read More


1897 21 Years Old In 1897, while still Crown Princess, Marie began a romantic liaison with Lieutenant Zizi Cantacuzene. The affair and subsequent scandal became widely known and was quickly terminated by King Carol I. However by autumn 1897, during the height of the scandal, Marie became pregnant. … Read More
1899 23 Years Old In 1899 Marie, pregnant with Mignon, pleaded with King Carol I to allow her to give birth in Coburg, where her father was Duke. … Read More
1903 27 Years Old Marie's fourth child and second son, Prince Nicolas, was born in August 1903. … Read More


1927 51 Years Old After the death of her husband in 1927, Queen Marie remained in Romania, writing books and her memoirs, The Story of My Life.


1938 63 Years Old She died in Peleş Castle on 18 July 1938, and was buried next to her husband in the Monastery of Curtea de Argeş. … Read More
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