|Princess Irina with her husband John, her sister Margarita, and her father King Michael of Romania on 27 October 2011.|
Photograph (c) Agerpres / Cristian Nestor
|Screenshot from an archived version of the Romanian royal family's page on Princess Irina (2017).|
|Screenshot from an archived version of the Romanian royal family's page on Princess Irina (3 August 2020).|
|King Michael and Queen Anne of Romania with their daughter Princess Irina in 1953.|
|Lord Roderick Gordon watches while Princess Irina of Romania drives the tractor on the Gordon farm in Alberta.|
|Princess Irina of Romania and John Kreuger on the day of their religious wedding.|
|King Michael and Queen Anne of Romania with their daughters, Princesses Margarita, Irina, and Sophie, and their grandchildren, Nicholas, Michael, and Angelica.|
Irina and John had two children. Their son Michael Torsten Kreuger was born on 25 February 1984 at Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay, Oregon. Their daughter Angelica Marguerita Bianca was born on 29 December 1986 at Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay, Oregon. The birth of Angelica turned into a newsworthy event, as her baptism was covered by the press due to the attended of her grandparents, King Michael and Queen Anne. At her baptism on Wednesday, 28 January 1987, which was held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Portland, Oregon, Angelica received three godparents: HM King Michael of Romania, Andrew Popeil of Arizona, and Lady Iona Gordon (who had hosted the baby's mother all those years ago). After the ceremony, a smiling King Michael noted: "She's our first granddaughter." Thirty members of the Romanian expatriate community showed up at the church - they had learned that their monarch would be attending his granddaughter's baptism. After Angelica was immersed in the silver font by the Reverend Elias Stephanopoulos, the priest invited the Romanians present to come and present their good wishes to the royal family.
|King Michael and Queen Anne with their daughter Princess Irina and their grandchildren Michael and Angelica.|
During the Romanian Revolution of December 1989, Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu was overthrown. From the 110-acre farm she shared with her husband Mr Kreuger, thirty-six year-old Princess Irina of Romania gave an interview to the AP. "For my father, Romania was always his home. But he's had to wait, and he never lost sight of the hope, of the dream that there would be a disappearing act of this type of evil power," the princess stated. When asked about her father's activities, Irina elaborated: "Right now, he's busy trying to sort everything out that's happened in the last two weeks. My father is under an overload of work with interviews and trying to get as much support as he can for his people." Princess Irina reiterated that she viewed her father as the rightful head of state of Romania, given the conditions of his 1948 abdication. "He was only twenty-four years-old, and they gave him four hours to decide. The communists had tanks and guns in the courtyard. He had to sign a document saying, 'Of my own free will, I abdicate.' Which is false. He had to do it to avoid bloodshed. My father has said that he's available to the people, should they want him back. Whatever the future holds, we'll just have to wait and see. We'll have to keep everything open and take things one day at a time."
|Princess Irina of Romania and her husband John Kreuger in 2011.|
Photograph (c) Agerpres.
After twenty years of marriage, Princess Irina of Romania and John Kreuger divorced on 24 November 2003. On 10 November 2007 at Las Vegas, Nevada, Irina married a second time to John Wesley Walker (b.1945).
|Irina on horseback.|
Princess Irina of Romania lives in Oregon.