The Duke of Edinburgh, In Memoriam
Her Majesty the Custodian of the Romanian Crown and HRH Prince Radu, as well as the Romanian Royal Family, learned with profound sadness and immense sorrow the news of the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The consort to the British Sovereign passed away this morning at Windsor Castle.
Prince Philip and King Michael, born in the same year, were cousins and maintained a lifelong friendship. The Duke of Edinburgh was the godfather of Her Majesty Margareta. Prince Philip, along with Queen Elizabeth II, were always present in the life of the Romanian Royal Family.
After the passing away of King Michael, for Margareta Custodian of the Crown the Duke of Edinburgh was a father figure. All generations of the Romanian and British Royal Families have been close, but for today’s generation, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip remain as spiritual models and fundamental sources of inspiration.