King Michael of Romania Removes Grandson’s Title and Succession Rights

  August 10, 2015 at 12:01 pm by

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.

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4 Responses to King Michael of Romania Removes Grandson’s Title and Succession Rights

  1. mslewis says:

    So, Grandpa made him a Prince and then took it away? What’s the point? There is NO royalty in Romania and hasn’t been for decades. This is all rather ridiculous. I wonder what the people of Romania think? They probably all yawned and went back to their daily lives.

  2. Anthony C. Sedlmeyer says:

    I believe that there IS a Royal Family in Romania, and I am Saddened that King Michael has chosen to end his line. However, King Michael served and lived during World War Two. He is a Good and Wise man. God Grant You Peace and Happiness, Your Majesty.

  3. NATALYA says:

    Sad news… Definitely, to create the Royal Pyramid is not an easy thing to do and , in my view, a Heavenly credit should be given to the states that keep creating this beautiful and very responsible system of governing masses of contradictory people as well as of filling local and global national communities with the air of fairy-tales. Long live the Monarchy wherever it is born. Romania is on its way…

  4. Ionel Mihali says:

    Hi, I am romanian, living in Romania and I can tell what romanian people like me thinks. I am sad…that’s the closest word. He did a lot of good things and even though at the begining we were indifferent about him, people started to like him. In the end it’s even worse to bear with this because the official statement does not say anything that would help us having an idea why this decision was taken….

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