Ex Romanian king gets medal for 90th birthday

Romania's central bank has issued a medal to mark the 90th birthday of former Romanian King Michael.
Michael's daughter Princess Margareta attended a ceremony late Monday together with the governor of the National Bank of Romania, Mugur Isarescu, to present the gold and copper medal. Just 300 have been minted.
Michael is one of the few surviving heads of state from World War II. He was king from 1927 to 1930 when he was still a child and again from 1940 to Dec. 31, 1947, when he abdicated and began a life of exile in Britain and Switzerland. His Romanian citizenship was restored in 1997.
Lawmakers voted recently to allow the ex-king to address Parliament on Oct. 25, his 90th birthday. It will be his first address to Parliament in more than 60 years.