Marie, Queen of Romania(1875-1938), Nurse and writer; wife of Ferdinand I, King of Romania; daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh
Sitter in 62 portraits
The daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, granddaughter of Queen Victoria and through her mother the Czar of Russia. Marie married Ferdinand, Crown Prince of Romania in 1893. There she became interested in folk costume and often wore national dress. Marie devoted much of her time to charitable works. She spent World War I nursing Romanian soldiers and distributing provisions from her Rolls Royce. Her two eldest daughters married King George II of Greece and King Alexander I of Yugoslavia. Marie became known as 'Queen Mother of the Balkans'.
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