A member of the prestigious Florescu family, he met Enid at court and the two fell in love. They were, as one historian put it, "made for each other, both preoccupied with gloom and doom".
While Enid was manipulative and controlling of her children, she was tempered by Lucien. Lucien's favorite was Lucia, his only daughter, who was named after him. Her death at an early age devastated him.