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Helen, Queen Mother of Romania

(1896-1982), Second wife of Carol II, King of Romania; daughter of Constantine I, King of Greece

Sitter in 18 portraits

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'Crown Princess of Greece & Family', published by J. Beagles & Co - NPG x74422

'Crown Princess of Greece & Family'

published by J. Beagles & Co
postcard print, 1905
NPG x74422

'T.R.H. The Crown Prince & Princess of Greece & Family', by Bowringer, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x74420

'T.R.H. The Crown Prince & Princess of Greece & Family'

by Bowringer, published by J. Beagles & Co
postcard print, 1912
NPG x74420

Helen, Queen Mother of Romania (née Princess Helen of Greece), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x151233

Helen, Queen Mother of Romania (née Princess Helen of Greece)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 November 1934
NPG x151233

Helen, Queen Mother of Romania (née Princess Helen of Greece), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x151234

Helen, Queen Mother of Romania (née Princess Helen of Greece)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 November 1934
NPG x151234

Helen, Queen Mother of Romania, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x123171

Helen, Queen Mother of Romania

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 November 1934
NPG x123171

Helen, Queen Mother of Romania, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x123172

Helen, Queen Mother of Romania

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 November 1934
NPG x123172

Helen, Queen Mother of Romania, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x123173

Helen, Queen Mother of Romania

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 November 1934
NPG x123173

Helen, Queen Mother of Romania, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x123174

Helen, Queen Mother of Romania

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 November 1934
NPG x123174

Helen, Queen Mother of Romania, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x123175

Helen, Queen Mother of Romania

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 November 1934
NPG x123175

Helen, Queen Mother of Romania, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x123176

Helen, Queen Mother of Romania

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 November 1934
NPG x123176

Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta; Helen, Queen Mother of Romania, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x123177

Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta; Helen, Queen Mother of Romania

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 November 1934
NPG x123177

Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta; Helen, Queen Mother of Romania, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x123178

Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta; Helen, Queen Mother of Romania

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 November 1934
NPG x123178

Helen, Queen Mother of Romania, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14015

Helen, Queen Mother of Romania

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on card mount, 1937
NPG x14015

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Helen, Queen Mother of Romania

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1930s
NPG x195719

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Helen, Queen Mother of Romania

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 14 September 1950
NPG x195700

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Helen, Queen Mother of Romania

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1961
NPG x195720

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Helen, Queen Mother of Romania

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1965
NPG x195721

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David Horbury

03 January 2019, 21:52

Queen Helen was the mother of King Michael of Romania (1921 - 2017).
During the period when Romania was allied to Nazi Germany (1941- 44) Queen Helen was responsible, at great personal risk, for saving the lives of thousands of Romanian Jews threatened with deportation and death. In 1993, the Holocaust Memorial Authority, Yad Vashem, declared Queen Helen a Righteous Among the Nations in recognition of her efforts to protect Romania's Jewish community. .

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