|Mihai I King of Romania addressed Parliament on his 90th birthday|
|Written by Diana-Adela Ionita|
|Tuesday, 25 October 2011|
Celebrating his 90th birthday, His Majesty Mihai I King of Romania attended a plenary meeting and addressed a speech to Romanian Parliament, after 65 years. In his simple but meaningful discourse, His Majesty emphasized the importance of respecting past in order to build a healthy future, expressed his ideas upon the actual state of facts in our country and renewed, once again, his oath of support in the name of the Royal Family.
His Majesty Mihai I King of Romania stressed out in his speech that Romania has made serious improvement in the last 20 years, but still needs development regarding infrastructure and agriculture, health and educational system, as well as competent and respected leaders. Moreover, he made a call for all Romanians to believe in democracy, state institutions and their rules, as well as to make a common effort in order to receive consideration. “We must face the present and prepare for the future. United together and with our neighbors and brothers, to continue the effort to regain dignity and respect. I don’t see Romania nowadays as a land inherited from our parents, but one that we borrowed from our children”. His Majesty Mihai I King of Romania also emphasized the major role that elites must play in reshaping the system towards a true democracy.
His Majesty Mihai I was born on October 25, 1921 in Sinaia, being one of the last surviving heads of state from World War II. He is the last King of Romania, reigning from July 20, 1927 to June 8, 1930, and again from September 6, 1940, until forced to abdicate by the communists on December 30, 1947.
His Majesty Mihai I is the son of Carol II of Romania (then Crown Prince of Romania) and Princess Elena of Greece, the grandson of the then-reigning King Ferdinand of Romania, a great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria by both of his parents, and a third cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. He is the current holder of the dis-established throne of Romania and until May 10 2011 - when he renounced the title -, he was also a Prince of Hohenzollern.
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