HRH Prince Leka II of the Albanians, Ms Elia Zaharia, HRH’s fiancee and a delegation of the albanian old families attended the ceremonies of the 400th anniversary of the rise of the Romanov dinasty to the russian throne, headed by Their Imperial Highnesses Grand-Duchess Maria Vladimirovna and Grand-Duke Georgui Mikhailovitch, Her Son and Heir.
The celebrations, in honor of the 400th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty were helded in
Yalta, Crimea. A memorial
service, the Panichida, was held on September 22 at the Imperial Family private
chapel near to the , the last summer
residence of Nicholas II and his family. A State Dinner took place in the
evening at Livadia
Palace , honoured by the
presence of many prestigious guests, russian orthodox clergy and members of the
Ukrainian Government as well. Livadia
Many royal and princely houses were represented at the event. King Fouad II of Egypt, archduke Joseph-Charles of Habsburg, Don Duarte, Crown Prince of Portugal, princess Maria-Gabriella of Savoy, the margrave of Bade, the prince and princess of Leinengen, princes Wladimir and Michael Karageorgevic, etc.
The purpose of the attendance of this event by HRH Prince Leka of the Albanians was not only to honour the great contribute of the Romanov on the Russian and on the European history, but also to strength the old friendship between the Albanian Royal Family and the House of Romanov which are old and very genuine.
HIH Grand-Duchess Maria attended King Leka I’s and Queen Susan wedding in
in october 1975. King Leka I and
Queen Susan attended the mariage of HIH Grand-Duchess Maria with HIH Prince
Franz Wilhelm von Hohenzollern in Madrid
in september 1976. Madrid
HIH Grand-Duke Georgui attended, on behalf of His mother, the ceremony of the translation of the body of King Zog I of the Albanians and the State Funeral helded in Tirana in november 2012.
The 400th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty is marked on the 6th of March. Michael Romanov, whose grandfather, Nikita, wa a central adviser to Ivan the Terrible, was unanimously elected Tsar of Russia by a national assembly on 21 February 1613. Since that time, Romanov family, as the second and last Russian imperial dynasty, ruled the country right until 1917.
Albanian Royal Court
Albanian Royal Court