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Museum prepares to send heart of Queen Marie, Romania's last queen to castle where she died

  • A museum employee shows a group of children a silver casket used to transport the heart of Queen Marie, the last queen of Romania, from Balchik to Constanta, in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. A museum in Bucharest is preparing to send the preserved heart of the last queen of Romania to its final resting place — the castle where she died. Deputy curator of the National History Museum, Cornel Constantin Ilie, told the AP Friday the museum would transfer the heart of Queen Marie in its silver casket to Pelisor castle on Nov. 3. (Andreea Alexandru, Mediafax via AP) ROMANIA OUT

    A museum employee shows a group of children a silver casket used to transport the heart of Queen Marie, the last queen of Romania, from Balchik to Constanta, in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. A museum in Bucharest is preparing to send the preserved heart of the last queen of Romania to its final resting place — the castle where she died. Deputy curator of the National History Museum, Cornel Constantin Ilie, told the AP Friday the museum would transfer the heart of Queen Marie in its silver casket to Pelisor castle on Nov. 3. (Andreea Alexandru, Mediafax via AP) ROMANIA OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • A museum employee poses for photographs with a silver casket used to transport the heart of Queen Marie, the last queen of Romania, from Balchik to Constanta, in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. A museum in Bucharest is preparing to send the preserved heart of the last queen of Romania to its final resting place — the castle where she died. Deputy curator of the National History Museum, Cornel Constantin Ilie, told the AP Friday the museum would transfer the heart of Queen Marie in its silver casket to Pelisor castle on Nov. 3. (Andreea Alexandru, Mediafax via AP) ROMANIA OUT

    A museum employee poses for photographs with a silver casket used to transport the heart of Queen Marie, the last queen of Romania, from Balchik to Constanta, in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. A museum in Bucharest is preparing to send the preserved heart of the last queen of Romania to its final resting place — the castle where she died. Deputy curator of the National History Museum, Cornel Constantin Ilie, told the AP Friday the museum would transfer the heart of Queen Marie in its silver casket to Pelisor castle on Nov. 3. (Andreea Alexandru, Mediafax via AP) ROMANIA OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Children look at a gilded silver casket which houses the silver casket used to transport the heart of Queen Marie, the last queen of Romania, from Balchik to Constanta, in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. A museum in Bucharest is preparing to send the preserved heart of the last queen of Romania to its final resting place — the castle where she died. Deputy curator of the National History Museum, Cornel Constantin Ilie, told the AP Friday the museum would transfer the heart of Queen Marie in its silver casket to Pelisor castle on Nov. 3. (Andreea Alexandru, Mediafax via AP) ROMANIA OUT

    Children look at a gilded silver casket which houses the silver casket used to transport the heart of Queen Marie, the last queen of Romania, from Balchik to Constanta, in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. A museum in Bucharest is preparing to send the preserved heart of the last queen of Romania to its final resting place — the castle where she died. Deputy curator of the National History Museum, Cornel Constantin Ilie, told the AP Friday the museum would transfer the heart of Queen Marie in its silver casket to Pelisor castle on Nov. 3. (Andreea Alexandru, Mediafax via AP) ROMANIA OUT  (The Associated Press)

A museum in Bucharest is preparing to send the preserved heart of the last queen of Romania to its final resting place — the castle where she died.

Deputy curator of the National History Museum, Cornel Constantin Ilie, told the AP Friday the museum would transfer the heart of Queen Marie in its silver casket to Pelisor castle on Nov. 3.

Marie died in 1938. She asked for her heart to be publicly displayed after her death and it was exhibited by two castles before it was sent to the museum in 1970.

Marie's son, King Carol also ruled Romania while her grandson, King Michael, was forced to abdicate by the communists in 1947.

Michael, now 93, will decide later if the heart should go on display again.