Museum prepares to send heart of last queen of Romania home
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) A museum in Bucharest is preparing to send the preserved heart of the last queen of Romania to its final resting place – the castle where she died.
Deputy curator of the National History Museum, Cornel Constantin Ilie, told the AP Friday the museum would transfer the heart of Queen Marie in its silver casket to Pelisor castle on Nov. 3.
Marie died in 1938. She asked for her heart to be publicly displayed after her death and it was exhibited by two castles before it was sent to the museum in 1970.
Marie’s son, King Carol also ruled Romania while her grandson, King Michael, was forced to abdicate by the communists in 1947.
Michael, now 93, will decide later if the heart should go on display again.