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Former Queen Anne of Romania dies at 92

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Former Queen Anne of Romania dies at 92

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Former Queen Anne of Romania died on Monday at the age of 92.

She passed away in a hospital in Switzerland, where she and her husband have lived since 2004, visiting Romania for the holidays and official functions. He survives her.

Born Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma, she grew up in France and volunteered in the French army during World War II.

She married former King Michael of Romania in 1948, just after the Communists swept to power and he was forced to abdicate.They lived together in exile for decades, raising their five daughters.

Anne died at the hospital surrounded by family, the royal house statement read. The funeral will take place in the central Romanian city of Curtea de Arges.

While there is no popular demand for a restoration of Romania’s monarchy, Romanians widely respect Michael and Anne as historic figureheads, especially as they have grown increasingly disillusioned with a political class perceived as corrupt.

With Reuters

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