Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Royal Profile: Irina Walker

 Mrs. Irina Walker, previously Princess Irina of Romania, was born 28 February 1953 as the third daughter of King Mihai & Queen Anne {Source}. She has the following sisters, brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews{Source}:

  1. Crown Princess Margarita of Romania (1949)
    1. Radu, Prince of Romania (1960, m. 1996)
  2. Princess Elena of Romania 
    1. Dr. Leslie Robin Medforth-Mills (m 1983, div. 1991, b 1942, d. 2002)
      1. Nicholas Michael de Roumanie Medforth-Mills(1985)
      2. Elisabeta Karina de Roumanie Medforth-Mills (1989)
  3. Princess Sophie of Romania (1957)
    1. Alain Biarneix (m. 1998, div 2002)
      1. Elisabeth-Maria de Roumanie Biarneix (1998)
  4. Princess Maria of Romania (1964)
    1. Kazimierz Wieslaw Mystkowsk (m 1995, div 2002)
The young princess was educated in Switzerland and the UK{Source}. She studied Secretariat (a horse) in Oxford and London {Source}. In 1973, at the invitation of Lord and Lady Gordon, Princess Irina joined the administration thoroughbred horse farm in Alberta, Canada, where he perfected the principles of animal husbandry and farm management{Source}. After that, she moved to the United States, where she worked at a Welsh pony farm in Middleburg, Virinia, USA{Source}. In the late 1970s, she returned to Switzerland, where she spent a year working for the auction house, Christies in the silverware department, before moving on to sales {Source}.

In 1983, she married a Swedish man John Kreuger{Source}. It was then that Princess Irnina moved back to the United States, where the couple settled on his estate in Oregon{Source}. Together, they have two children, two children-in-law and three grandchildren{Source}:
  1. Michael Torsten de Roumanie Kreuger (1985)
    1. Tara Littlefeld (m. 2011)
      1. Kohen de Roumanie Kreuger (2012)
  2. Angelica Margaretta Bianca de Roumanie Kreuger Knight (1986)
    1. Richard Robert Knight (m 2009)
      1. Courtney Bianca Knight (2007)
      2. Diana Knight (2011)
She and her first husband divored in 2003. She remarried in Las Vegas in 2003 to John W. Walker{Source}.

In 2013, she and her husband were arrested for being part of an illegal cockfighting ring, being charged also for operating an illegal gambling business on their ranch near Irrigon, Oregon{Source}. A year after this incident her father striped her of her titles and her and her children and grandchildren's rights to the defunct Romanian throne {Source}.

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