Thousands Line Bucharest Streets for Funeral of Former Romanian King

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Thousands lined the streets of Bucharest, on December 16, to witness the funeral procession of the last king of Romania, Michael I, who died in Switzerland on December 5.

Michael I was described as “one of the last surviving World War Two European heads of state” by Reuters.

Michael I staged a coup against the Nazi-aligned government of Prime Minister Ion Antonescu in August 1944, however abdicated under a post-war, communist government and left the country in 1947, living in exile until after the overthrow of Nicolae Ceaușescu.

A number of European royal and aristocratic figures were reported to have attended the funeral, including Prince Charles of the UK and the Swedish king and queen. Credit: Anonymous via Storyful