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Ailing WWII-Era Monarch, Romania's King Michael, Quietly Exits Limelight

King Michael receives applause after his anniversary speech at the parliament in Bucharest in October 2011.

March 19, 2016
Ninety-four-year-old King Michael of Romania is a study in contrast. He lunched with Hitler and Mussolini in wartime, but was awarded postwar medals by Truman and Stalin. He survived to see his country emerge from a half-century of Soviet domination, only to be banned by a jittery government alarmed by his popularity. More

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