Heart of last queen of Romania to returned to place she died

AP News
Posted: Sep 23, 2015 11:30 AM

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's royal house says the heart of Queen Marie will be returned to the castle where she died more than 70 years ago.

A statement said King Michael has decided that his grandmother's heart, which lies in a silver casket, will be taken on Nov. 3 to the Pelisor Castle in the mountain resort of Sinaia, which is currently a museum. Michael was forced to abdicate in 1947 by the communists.

The government decided Wednesday to hand over Marie's heart, which is currently held by the National History Museum.

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The casket will be laid behind a couch in the Golden Room "the place it beat for the last time." Marie, who was a granddaughter of Britain's Queen Victoria, died in 1938.