King Michael of Romania "health has worsened considerably"

King Michael of Romania; Photo Credit – Wikipedia

On November 6, 2017, the Royal Family of Romania released the following statement:
Yesterday afternoon, TRH Crown Princess Margareta and Prince Radu returned to Switzerland, to the private residence of His Majesty. King Michael’s general state of health has worsened considerably, with a significant decline in his physical strength. This week, the Royal Family will have a series of meetings with His Majesty’s doctors, in order to discuss the King’s current medical treatment and obtain their advice in the present circumstances.
On March 2, 2016, it was announced that King Michael (Mihai in Romanian) had been diagnosed with chronic leukemia and metastatic epidermoid carcinoma and that he was withdrawing from public life.  The eldest of his five daughters, Crown Princess Margareta, took on his public duties. King Michael’s wife Anne died on August 1, 2016, in a hospital in Morges, Switzerland, at the age of 92.
King Michael reigned from 1927-1930 and then again from 1940-1947 when he was forced to sign a document of abdication by the Communist regime. In 1948, he publicly announced that his abdication was invalid, as it had been forced upon him, and that he remained the rightful King of Romania.
The 96-year-old King Michael is the second oldest living descendant of Queen Victoria after The Duke of Edinburgh who was born four months earlier.

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