The body of Anne of Romania, the wife of the country's ex-king, is being flown to Bucharest for the biggest royal funeral in almost 80 years.

Anne married Michael six months after communists forced him to abdicate in December 1947, and did not visit Romania until she was almost 70, nor did she speak the language.

Her Aug. 1 death in Switzerland aged 92, however, has provoked an outpouring of grief in the East European country. A day of mourning has been proclaimed in Romania and neighboring Moldova.

She will be laid in state in the Peles Castle in the mountain resort of Sinaia and later in Bucharest.

She will be buried at the Curtea de Arges cemetery of the royal family on Aug. 13.