His Majesty King Michael I of Romania was born on October 25, 1921 , at Sinaia. It is the legitimate son of King Carol II and Queen - mother Elena .
The first rule of HM King Michael I started in 1927 after the death of his grandfather, King Ferdinand I. King - the child was under the guardianship of a regency headed by his uncle , Prince Nicholas of Romania .
After coming to the throne of King Charles II, in June 1930 after leaving Queen - mother in exile , Michael was left in the care of his father , becoming increasingly spent more and more self thinker . Michael received a second title of Grand Prince of Alba - Iulia.Following the abdication of his father, on 6 September 1940, a reverted Michael I.
In war time , the King takes care comfort the Roman soldiers fought in the price of the country's reunification , the recovery of Bessarabia occupied by the Soviets . No one was, however , agreed with line exceeding Dniester and advancing Romanian Army inside the USSR , along with armies of Nazi Germany. Despite the refusal of Marshal Antonescu , August 23, 1944 King decided to shift its traditional allies Romania camp . This brave a short war with 6 Months and a Hundred spared the lives of thousands of people .Since 1944 , His Majesty King opposed with all his might instilling communist authorities ( royal strike was the culmination of these attempts ) . Eventually , he was forced to abdicate on 30 December 1947, under the threat of murder , in case of refusal, the 1,000 young communist prisoners . Abdication Act signed under threat , is illegal and void . Moreover, the act has never been sanctioned by Parliament.Exile HM King Mihai and Queen Ana began with the return from the wedding in Athens. They lived by the end of 1948 , the Villa Sparta , Queen Mother Elena home . Since 1949 , King Michael and Queen Anne moved to Lausanne and then in England, where they lived until 1956 .
To earn a living , the King and Queen had built a chicken farm and a small carpentry workshop .
Royal Family returned to Switzerland in 1956 , King Michael signed a contract with the airline " Lear Jeats and Co. " Geneva . The family moved to Versoix , a small town on the shores of Lake Léman , a few kilometers from Geneva. Lived here over forty -five years .In 1958 , King has stopped working with " Lear " and a year later founded an electronics company and automatic mechanisms , called METRAVEL , which sold it five years later.
From his office at Versoix and, since 2001, one in Bucharest , Michael has championed the interests of Romania to join NATO and the European Union. His Majesty has encouraged human rights, market economy development , preservation of national culture , respect for historical truth , respect and guarantee private property , strengthening the rule of law and democracy in our country.
MS King Michael and Queen Anne living in 2004 at Aubonne , Switzerland . The major Christian holidays and depending on their public commitments , Their Majesties choose to be with your loved ones at Castle Savarsin be either at the Elisabeta Palace in Bucharest.