"The Crown and Modern Romania"

His Royal Highness Prince Radu of Romania

(Berlin; November 8th, 2014)

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His Royal Highness Prince Radu of Romania


His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Radu of Romania is the son of Prof. Dr. René Duda and Gabriela Constandache, MD. He married Crown Princess Margareta of Romania on September 21st 1996, becoming a Royal Majesty and Prince of Romania.

In 1979 he graduated from Internat high school in Iași, the University of Drama and Film in Bucharest in 1984, the National College of Defence of Romania in 2002 and then the George C. Marshall College, Garmisch, Germany. In August 2004 he participated in the two-week Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security at John F. Kennedy School of Government Harvard University. He has held the position of colonel of the Romanian Army since 2005 and obtained a PhD in military sciences in 2006.

HRM earned The Great Cross of Carol I from King Michael in 2007 and The Great Cross of The Crown of Romania Order in 2011.

Prince Radu was a special representative of the Romanian Government from 2002 to 2008, and has been a counselor to King Michael I since 2001.

Between 1974 and 1999 Prince Radu had a fulfilling career as an artist in drama, film and television in Romania, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, the USA, Israel, Macedonia and Cameroon. He made the first project of therapy through art for Romanian orphans entitled Artécole.

The Prince had an important role in discussing the integration of Romania into NATO and the EU during King Michael I’s official visits in 1997 and 2002 to Great Britain, Belgium, Spain, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Between 1997 and 2001 Prince Radu accompanied the King on his travels in Romania, Europe and USA. HRH created the concept of the Tunnel of the Millennium, which he accomplished in 2000. Since they returned to Romania, to the Elisabeth Palace in 2001, The Crown Princess Margareta of Romania and Prince Radu reside in the Elisabeth Palace, representing the Royal Family in hundreds of public activities in Bucharest and abroad.

The Prince has held 360 conferences about Romania in the United States, Japan, Switzerland and 32 other countries in Europe, Africa and Asia. He is also the author of several books, the first one appearing in 1997, entitled Over the Mask (Dincolo de Mască), and the last one in 2013, entitled The Royal Christmas (Crăciunul regal).

He also had a school named after him in September 2012; Prince Radu in the Romanian city Adjud.

"The Crown and Modern Romania"

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2014 (Berlin; November 8th, 2014)

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