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Romanian royal family

The Royal House of Romania

Michael I
Queen Consort:
    Anne
Children
    Princess Margareta
    Princess Elena
    Princess Irina
    Princess Sofia
    Princess Maria
Grandchildren
    Nicholas de Roumanie Medforth-Mills
    Karina de Roumanie Medforth-Mills
    Michael de Roumanie Kreuger
    Angelica de Roumanie Kreuger
    Elisabeta-Maria Biarneix
Romanian Royalty
House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Carol I
Queen
    Elisabeth of Wied
Children
    Princess Maria
Ferdinand
Queen
    Marie of Edinburgh
Children
    Carol II
    Elisabeth, Queen of the Hellenes
    Maria, Queen of Yugoslavia
    Nicholas, Prinz von Hohenzolllern
    Ileana, Archduchess of Austria
    Prince Mircea
Carol II
Children
    Michael
Michael
Queen
    Anne of Bourbon-Parma
Children
    Crown Princess Margareta
    Princess Elena, Mrs. McAteer
    Princess Irina, Mrs. Walker
    Princess Sofia
    Princess Maria

The current Romanian royal family (of Romania, formerly named of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen), an integral part of the larger royal house of Romania,[1] consists of the family of former King Michael of Romania who bears a royal title (i.e. Royal Highnesses). There is also an illegitimate non-royal branch which descends from Michael's older half-brother Carol Mircea Hohenzollern (also known as "Carol Mircea Grigore of Romania", al României in Romanian, on his amended Romanian birth certificate[2]), whose members have never been recognised as part of the royal family by King Ferdinand, King Carol II or by King Michael. The former king, former queen and their five daughters renounced publicly any claim to the defunct titles Prince and Princess of Hohenzollern.

Family of Michael

The children of Princess Elena, Princess Irina, and Princess Sophie have no rights to the Romanian throne according to both the defunct royal Constitution of 1923 and the defunct Law of the Statute of the Romanian royal house dated 1884. On December 30, 2007 in a private ceremony,[3][4] King Michael signed into effect a new such Statute, [5] an act with eminently symbolic importance in the absence of its approval by the Parliament[6][7] requested by Michael himself, in an attempt to replace the old 1884 Law of the Statute. Through the new Statute called Fundamental Rules of the Royal Family of Romania,[1] Michael decreed his grandchildren into the line of succession to the throne and to the headship of the Royal House and explicitly banned any other foreign prince belonging to any other royal or princely house from succeeding. On the same occasion he asked the Romanian Parliament to change the Salic law should it consider restoring the monarchy (see "Line of succession to the Romanian throne"). Through the same act, Michael also designated Nicholas de Roumanie Medforth-Mills as a future member of the Royal Family and future "Prince of Romania" with a "Royal Highness" style effective either on his 25th birthday, April 1, 2010, or upon Michael's death, whichever occurs sooner. Children or consorts of the members of the royal family of Romania who do not bear a Royal title, are not recognized as members of the Royal Family according to the new rules, but only as members of the larger family of King Michael I and of the Royal House.

Family of Carol Mircea Hohenzollern

  • Paul-Philippe of Romania (born 1948), son of Carol Mircea Hohenzollern
    Lia-Georgia Hohenzollern (née Triff) (born 1949), wife of Paul
    • Carol Ferdinand al Romanai (born 2010), son of Paul
  • Alexander Hohenzollern (born 1961), son of Carol Mircea Hohenzollern

Deceased members of the royal family

Family tree


Karl Anton
b.1811 - d.1885

Prince of
Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen

r.1848–1849

Prince of Hohenzollern
r.1869–1885
Josephine of Baden

b.1813-d.1900
Antónia
of Portugal


b.1845 – d.1913
Leopold

b.1835 – d.1905
Stephanie

b.1837 – d.1859

Carol I
b.1839 – d.1914

Domnitor of the United Principalities
r.1866-1881
King of Romania
r.1881-1914
Elisabeth of Wied
b.1843 - d.1916

Queen consort of Romania
1869 – 1914
Anton
1841–1866
Friedrich
1843–1904
Maria Luise
n.1845 – d.1912
William
b.1864–d.1927
Prince of Hohenzollernn
r.1905–1927

Ferdinand
b.1865 - d.1927

King of Romania
1914-1927
Queen Mary
b.1875-d.1938

Queen consort of Romania
1914–1927
Karl Anton

b.1868-d.1919
Maria

b.1870 – d.1874
Zizi Lambrino
b.1898–d.1953

Carol II
b.1893 - d.1953

king of Romania
1930-1940

Helen
b.1896 – d.1982

Queen Mother of Romania
1928–1982
Magda Lupescu
b.1895 – d.1977
Elisabeth
b.1894 — d.1956

Queen consort of Greece
1922–1924
Maria
b.1900 — d.1961

Queen consort of Yugoslavia
1922-1934
Nicholas
b.1903 - d.1978

Member of the Regency
1927-1930
Ileana

b.1909– d.1991
Mircea

b.1913—d.1916
Carol Lambrino
b.1920–d.2006

Michael I
b.1921

King of Romania
1927–1930; 1940–1947
Anne of Bourbon-Parma
b.1923
Paul
b.1948
Alexander
b.1961

Margareta

b.1949
Elena
b.1950
Irina
b.1953
Sophie
b.1957
Maria
b.1964
Carol
Ferdinand
Nicholas
b.1985
Elisabeta-Karina
b.1989
Michael
b.1985
Angelica-Margaretta
b.1986
Elisabeth-Maria
b.1999
Kohen (b.2012)
Courtney (b.2007)
Diana (b. 2011)

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Fundamental Rules of the Royal Family of Romania, The Romanian royal family website as retrieved on January 13, 2008
  2. ^ "General" Evenimentul Zilei
  3. ^ (Romanian) "Princess Margarita, heiress to the throne of Romania," Evenimentul Zilei, December 30, 2007
  4. ^ (Romanian) Communique, December 30, 2007 – The Press Bureau of His Majesty King Michael I, Elisabeta Palace, The Romanian Royal Family website as of December 30, 2007
  5. ^ (Romanian) "A Dynastical Constitution," Romania libera, January 9, 2008
  6. ^ (Romanian) "The King and Margarita – On The "Day of the Republic" The King Designated His Successor", Jurnalul National daily
  7. ^ (Romanian) "The Actor Duda in The Role of A Lifetime: Prince Consort of Romania," Cotidianul, January 3, 2008

External links

  • The official website of The Romanian Royal House
  • Website of Prince Paul of Romania
  • Royal Romania History
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