The distinguished direct descendant of the first Queen of Romania, Elisabeta I (born Princess of Wied), The Furst, Prince Carl of Wied passed away. His funeral was attended by the many Heads of Princely German Families. Little Prince Carol Ferdinand joined his parents to salute his respected cousin and express condolences to his remarkable widow, Princess Isabelle and the new Furst, soon-to-be 16, Prince Maximillian. Carol Ferdinand conducted himself correctly throughout the 2 hr. Mass, the procession through the forest to the resting place of the Fursts and the reception in the Palace. He also had the pleasure of getting to know and play with his young German cousins and the special surprise of lovely quality time with his charming Honorary Godmother, Princess Madeleine of Bentheim and Steinfurt. The 5 year old Carol Ferdinand truly shown as a gentleman and a real prince.