Friday, September 18, 2015

Royal Profile: Queen Anne of Romainia

Princess Anne Antoinette Françoise Charlotte Zita Marquerite of Bourbon-Parma, now known as Queen Anne of Romainia was born 18 September 1923 as the only daughter of Prince René of Bourbon-Parma and Princess Margaret of Denmark{Source}. Through her mother, she is 2nd cousin 2x removed from Queen Margrethe II and her family through Christian IX of Denmark.

She has four brothers, sister-in-laws, many nieces and nephews{Source}:
  1. Prince Jacques of Bourbon-Parma (1922-1964)
    1. Princess Birgitte of Bourbon-Parma (1922-)
      1. Prince Philippe of Bourbon-Parma (1949-)
        1. Princess Annette of Bourbon-Parma (1955-)
          1. Prince Jacques Carl Christian Marie of Bourbon-Parma (1986)
          2. Prince Joseph Axel Alain Erik Marieof Bourbon-Parma (1989)
        2. Princess Lorraine Charlotte of Borbon-Parma (1951-)
        3. Prince Alain Jean of Bourbon-Parma (1955)
  2. Prince Michael of Bourbon-Parma (1926-)
    1. Princess Yolande of Bourbon-Parma (1928-)
      1. Princess Ines of Bourbon-Parma (1952-1981)
        1. Marie Melodie de Bourbon (1977, adopted and raised by her grandfather after her mother's death)
        2. Prince Erik of Bourbon-Parma (1953-)
        3. Princess Lydia of Bourbon-Parma (1955-)
          1. Princess Antonia Monique Charlotte Marie of Bourbon-Parma (1981-)
          2. Princess Marie Gabrielle Yolande Camilla Philippine of Bourbon-Parma (1982-)
          3. Princess Alexia Therese Sybille Eric Charles Marie of Bourbon-Parma (1985-)
          4. Prince Michel of Bourbon-Parma (1989-)
          5. Prince Henri Luitpold Antoine Victor Marie Joseph of Bourbon-Parma (1991-)
    2. Princess Sybil Marie Joephine Anne Victorie of Bourbon-Parma (1954-)
    3. Princess Victoire of Bourbon-Parma (1957-)
      1. Baron Alexis von Gecmen-Waldeck (1943-)
        1. Baroness Tatiana von Gecmen-Waldeck (1974-)
        2. Baron Vincent-Nicholas von Gecmen-Waldeck (1981-)
    4. Prince Charles Emmanuel of Bourbon-Parma (1962-)
      1. Princess Constance of Bourbon-Parma (1971-)
      2. Prince Amaury Yves Michel Marie Joseph of Bourbon-Parma (1991-)
      3. Princess Charlotte Alexe Yolande Marie Joseph of Bourbon-Parma (1993-)
      4. Princess Elizabeth Flore Angélique Marie Joseph of Bourbon-Parma (1996-)
      5. Princess Zita Angélique Inès Marie Joseph of Bourbon-Parma (1999-)
  3. Prince André Marie of Bourbon-Parma (1928-2011)
    1. Princess Marina of Bourbon-Parma (1935-)
      1. Princess Tania Sophie of Bourbon-Parma (1961-)
        1. Mr. Gilbert Silly (?)
          1. Miss Margurite Becaud (1993-)
      2. Princess Astrid  of Bourbon-Parma (1964-)
      3. Prince Axel of Bourbon-Parma (1968-1968)
She grew up mostly in France. In 1939, her family fled from the Nazis to Spain. From Spain, they fled to Portugal then the United States. While in the US, she studied at the Parson's School of Design from 1940-1943{Source}. She worked as a sales assistant at Macy's. In 1943, she volunteered for military service in the French Army {Source}. She served in Algeria, Morocco, Italy, Luxembourg and Liberated Germany, where she drove ambulances, and eventually recieved the French Croix de guerre{Source}.

She met her future husband in London, and after only a week courtship, he asked for her hand in marriage {Source}. They were wed on 10 June 1948 in Greece, and have the following children, grandchildren and Great grandchildren{Source}{Source}:
  1. Crown Princess Margareta of Romania (1949)
  2. Princess Elena of Romania(1950)
    1. Nicholas Michael de Roumanie Medforth-Mills (1985)
    2. Elisabeta Karina de Roumanie Medforth-Mills (1989)
  3. Princess Irina of Romania (1953)
    1. Michael Torsten de Roumanie Kreuger(1984)
      1. Kohen de Roumane Kreuger (2012)
    2. Angelica-Margaretta de Roumane Kreuger Knight(1986)
      1. Richard Robert Knight
        1. Courtney Bianca Knight (2007)
        2. Diana Knight (2011)
  4. Princess Sophie of Romania (1957)
    1. Elisabeta-Maria de Roumanie Biarneix de Laufenbourg (1998)
  5. Princess Maria of Romania (1964)

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