Sunday, January 18th, 2015, the CEC Palace, Romanian reference building, whose cornerstone was laid during the reign of Carol I, hosted the official dinner celebrating the 25th anniversary of the arrival of HRH Crown Princess Margareta.
The event, organized by the Royal House of Romania, brought together, in an exceptional cultural historical ceremony, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Margareta and Prince Radu, Princess Sofia, Prince Nicholas, and as a special guest, Prince Lorenz of Belgium, President of the Romanian Senate, Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, Prime Minister Victor Ponta, members of the Romanian Government and other personalities who sustained the Royal Family for the past 25 years.
Within this event, Romfilatelia was invited to present a preview of the postage stamp issue Royalty in Romania, to be introduced into circulation on January 30th, 2015, representing a tribute to the four royal couples in the history of Romanian monarchy.
Romfilatelias Director General, Mrs. Cristina Popescu, noted that philately, known also as the hobby of kings, promoted and honored the members of the Royal Family in numerous projects since 1866, just 8 years from the issue of the first Romanian stamps.
The postage stamp issues achieved in almost half a century marked important moments in the history of the Romanian people and promoted the Romanian Royal Crown both at home and abroad.
Romflatelias Director General thanked Their Royal Highnesses for the openness with which they received the companys proposal for this new project on the topic of Royalty and to His Majestys the Kings Household for the full support offered in delivering it.
At the end of her speech, Mrs. Cristina Popescu invited HRH Princess Sofia to unveil the philatelic panel dedicated to the issue, the last moment of the evening being marked by the speech of HRH Prince Radu of Romania.
The special issue, presented as a preview, will complete the national philatelic heritage and will promote worldwide the history of Royalty and of the great events of the Romanian people.