Mesajul Majestății Sale Regelui, 2 iunie 2014
With these words, I want to share with Romanian society the emotion and admiration I feel today for King Juan Carlos I of the Spaniards.
I have witnessed a large part of the contemporary history of Spain, a time of sacrifice and change, of challenges and fulfilment. I can therefore say, with all ponderation, that King Juan Carlos is one of the most important statesmen of the last half century.
By his gift as a leader, by his dedication, and his capacity to embody democracy, His Majesty is today an unique asset of the dignified family of free nations.
I look with affection and with confidence at my admirable cousin and, through him, at all Spaniards, our brothers in Latinity.
Elisabeta Palace, 2nd of June 2014