Elisabeth Prinzessin zu Wied

Queen of Romania

alias Carmen Sylva

Elizabeth, 1843-1916, queen of Romania, consort of King Carol I, whom she married in 1869. Of German birth, she was the daughter of Hermann (1814-1864), prince of Wied. She completely identified herself with her adopted people and devoted herself to their cultural development. Under the pseudonym Carmen Sylva the queen wrote extensively and with almost equal facility in German, French, English, and Romanian. She collaborated on several books with her lady-in-waiting, Mite Kremnitz.

-- Prinzessin Elisabeth zu Wied --
Carmen Sylva playing the organ

-- Elisabeth und Karl --
Elisabeth with her husband: Karl Friedrich Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Karl I. of Romania