When The World Met Marie, The Saucy Queen of Romania

they said her husband was “dull and shy” only to prove opposites attract

UNREMEMBERED

By Ken Zurski

u27 Queen Marie of Romania

Because of her stance against the Central Powers during the war, in 1919, King Ferdinand of Romania sent his British born wife Queen Marie to Paris to attend the Treaty of Versailles in his place. “My God, I simply went wherever they called me,” she said, stating only the obvious. The glamorous Queen did more than just attend. She hobnobbed with the press, flirted with world leaders, and although she had an important job to do for her country, found time to go on lavish shopping sprees. By the time the historic Treaty was over, everyone knew a little bit more about the outlandish Queen Marie. And thanks in part to her unorthodox efforts, Romania, at least on paper, had doubled in size.

Born into royalty as Princess Marie of Edinburgh in 1875 in Kent, England, Marie was the eldest daughter of her mother also named Marie…

View original post 859 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s