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In 1914 King Ferdinand and Queen Marie tried to make a match for their son, Prince Carol, with the Grand Duchess Olga of Russia. The Russian Royal Family sailed from the Crimea to Constanta to meet the Romanian Royal Family. A Te Deum was held at St. Pual and Peter and a reception was hosted at a Pavillion that was built for the occasion. I don't know whether that Pavillion was a permanent structure and still exists or whether it was a temporary structure and no longer exists. I'm doing research for a paper and would really appreciate it if someone could give me the answer to this question. Any detail or website I could go to would be appreciated.
Thanks so much. I'm Robert Rossi at if you have some information.

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a VirtualTourist member from Bucharest


here is a link that talks about the event, but it is in Romanian. They say about the visit an I rwote about the pavilion.

They say it was a provisory one buil in the harbour, on the pier where the Russian sheep arrived.

MMLL [Maiestatile Lor] si AALLRR [Altetele Lor Regale] au sosit cu suitele lor la Constanta, luând resedinta în palatul Prefecturii, în pavilionul de la mare si în hoteluri. Dupa ce s-a anuntat oficial vizita, ... s-a construit în paianta un pavilion de receptie la debarcader ... si o sala de gala lânga palatul Prefecturii, unde vor avea loc dejunurile si dineurile de gala.

... there was built from wood a pavilion for reception at the pier...

I hope it is useful for you.

Radu Zota

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Constanta

Hi Robert,
I have a page from a Romanian newspaper from that days (first of June, 1914, Constanta) with four pictures. I see in this pictures both Romanian and Russian Royals Familyes, King Carol I, Prince Ferdinand, Queen Elizabeth, Tsar Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra, Grand Duchess Olga. I located the Grand reception in the front of Constanta Casino.

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