King Michael of Romania Removes Grandson’s Title and Succession Rights
The former King of Romania and the current Head of the Romanian Royal Family, Michael I, has made the decision to remove from his grandson, Nicolae, his title and succession rights to the defunct Romanian throne.
“On August 1, 2015, His Majesty King Michael signed a document withdrawing from his grandson, Nicolae, son of Princess Elena, the title ‘Prince of Romania’ and the style ‘Royal Highness’. The King also excluded Nicolae from the line of succession to the crown of Romania. These decisions came into effect the same day,” a statement released by King Michael’s press office.
According to the statement, the decision was made as King Michael feels it is best for the future of Romania in the time after the “life and reign” of his eldest daughter, Crown Princess Margarita. A spokesperson for the royal family added that “an emotional disparity between Nicolae’s ideals and the House’s standards” also contributed to the change.
King Michael, centre, with the former Prince Nicolae in 2013
Romanian news agencies have also reported that the former Prince Nicolae is in agreement with King Michael’s decision.
Nicolae, born Nicholas Medforth-Mills, was made a Prince of Romania by his grandfather in 2010.Filed under Romania
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