Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Royal Profile: Princess Sofia of Romania

Princess Sofia of Romania, or Sophie de Romanie as she uses as a professional photographer, was born 29 October 1957  as the fourth daughter of King Michai I of Romania & Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma {Source}. She has three older sisters and a younger sister{Source}:
  1. Princess Margarita (1949)
  2. Princess Elena (1950)
  3. Princess Irina (1953)
  4. Princess Maria (1964)
She studied Fine Arts and photography at the  University of North Carolina, Asheville {Source}. She also studied Graphic Design at the Cocoran College of Art & Design  {Source}.

After graduation, she spent several years working and exhibiting her work on both sides of the Atlantic  {Source}. Her life changed dramatically in 1989 with the fall of communism in Romania  {Source}. She serves as vice president to The Princess Margarita of Romania Foundation  {Source}. In addition to her charity work and work as a photographer, she is also a published author of a collection of children's stories that was published in Romania in 1995   {Source}.

She resides in Brittany, France with her teenage daughter, Elisabeta-Maria {Source}{Source}. While residing there, she pursues her craft full time, and often can be spotted photographing the Breton Country side and coast{Source}.

She won 1st place in an online photography contest called 'West of Paris" in May 2011. In the same year, she also won the Public's Favourite vote in her category during her first photographic exhibition. It was help in Brittany, at the Château in the Domaine de Tronjoly, in Gourin (Morbihan). Since this initial success, she has been showing her work regularly.

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