Royal Guests at the Coronation of King Ferdinand and Queen Marie of Romania in 1922

Over 8 years after their accession to the Throne, following the tribulations of the First World War and the expansion of Romanian Territory at the Versailles Conference, King Ferdinand and Queen Marie of Romania were crowned in a lavish Ceremony in Alba Iulia, witnessed by Royal Guests and Relatives from around Europe!

For the Coronation Ceremony, Queen Marie wore an ornate Byzantine Crown, later wearing the Vladimir Sapphire Kokoshnik, along with her Diamond Sautoir and Cartier Sapphire Pendant.

King Ferdinand and Queen Marie were joined by Crown Prince Carol and Crown Princess Helen who wore the Romanian Greek Key Tiara.

Royal Guests and Relatives were led by two daughters of King Ferdinand and Queen Marie: Queen Maria of Yugoslavia, who was wearing Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna’s Emerald Tiara and Parure, and Queen Elisabeth of Greece, who wore Queen Marie’s Cartier Pearl Tiara.

Another important guest was Queen Marie’s sister, Princess Beatrice, Duchess of Galliera, who wore Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrova’s Fringe Tiara with the Order of Queen Maria Luisa.

Also present were the Duke of Galleria, the Duke of York, the Duke of Genoa, Princess Irene of Greece, wearing a Diamond Bandeau, and Princess Ileana of Romania, the younger daughter of King Ferdinand and Queen Marie. 


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