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Heroes of Romania: Princess Ileana

Princess Ileana of Romania (1909 – 1991) was the youngest daughter of King Ferdinand I of Romania and his consort Queen Marie of Romania. She was a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria and of Czar Alexander II. She was born Her Royal Highness Ileana, Princess of Romania, Princess of Hohenzollern.

After marriage with Anton of Habsburg she was known as Her Imperial and Royal Highness, Ileana, Archduchess of Austria, Princess Imperial of Austria, Princess Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, Princess of Tuscany, Princess of Romania, Princess of Hohenzollern.

Years after her exile from Communist Romania in 1947, she was tonsured a monastic, as Mother Alexandra, and moved to the United States of America where she established the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. She died 1991 aged 82.

She was the most beautiful princess in the history of Romania.


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