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Gov't to approve gov't decision on establishing 3 national days of mourning for King Mihai's death

The Government will approve in its Wednesday meeting a decision on establishing three national days of mourning for the death of King Mihai I, governmental sources told Agerpres.

The three national days of mourning are going to be established on Tuesday evening after a discussion with representatives of the Royal House.

Prime Minister Mihai Tudose on Tuesday sent a condolence message, in which he shows that King Mihai was "a model of morality and dignity for Romanians."

"The Romanian people bids farewell with deep sorrow to King Mihai, a model of morality and dignity for Romanians, a personality that has left a significant imprint on Romania's history. We'll always feel his passage, so much the more next year, when we celebrate the Centennial of the Greater Union of 1918, a moment with a special significance for our nation. The memory of His Majesty will always stay alive. Condolences to the Royal House of Romania, we are with you and we assure you of our entire support. May God rest him in peace!," Tudose wrote on Facebook.

King Mihai I's body will be flown to Romania on December 13, official sources said on Tuesday. 
"On Wednesday, December 13, an airplane will land at the Otopeni Airport, flying in the King's coffin," the sources said. 

The former royal died aged 96 on Tuesday at 13:00hrs, EET, at his private residence in Switzerland.Princess Maria stood at Mihai I's bedside until the latter's death. 

The body will lay in state in the Peles Castle Hall of Honour, and then in the Hall of the Throne at the Royal Palace in Bucharest on Calea Victoriei, for two days. 

The funeral church service will take place at the Patriarchal Cathedral, and the interment at the New Archbishopric and Royal Cathedral in Curtea de Arges. 

The funeral schedule will be made public in detail on Wednesday.