RUMANIA: At Long Last

Crown Prince Carol of Rumania had just turned 30 when he met her in 1924. According to one version, the meeting took place at a ball in Bucharest's officers' club. According to another, he saw her at the opera, and winked at her. According to a third, she waited for his car to pass on a dark road near Bucharest, her clothes disheveled as though she had been in an accident, and permitted herself to be rescued. At any rate, Carol Hohenzollern fell deeply in love with Elena Lupescu; she became his mistress,...

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