Europe In Romania, royal funeral prompts regrets

The former King Michael of Romania, who will be buried on Saturday, was scarcely a symbol of peace and stability: he ruled during World War II and was exiled by the Communists. But mourners are still nostalgic about what he represented.

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Outside the monumental former royal palace that looms over the main square of Bucharest, mourners have been laying flowers for days in tribute to a long-deposed and exiled king whom few of them ever knew.