La República de Montenegro rehabilita a su antigua Familia Real con los mayores honores - Extraconfidencial.com
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The Republic of Montenegro rehabilitates its former Royals with top honors25 July 2011
The echoes of the great ceremonies that gave farewell to Otto Habsburg in Vienna and Budapest have continued in recent days, as all the princes of Europe were present there. Even Prince Dimitri Romanoff missed, whose presence reminds us that battered old Russian dynasty still exists beyond the claims of his niece, Grand Duchess Maria, and the French loyalists, quite annoyingly, deeply lament the absence of Luis Alfonso de Borbon, the Louis XIX of France, who having expressed his desire to attend, ended up leaving for his wife's native Venezuela.
According to Princess Maria Cristina of Kent, Austrian by birth, the Mass at the Cathedral of St. Stephen was absolutely "lifting", the Infanta Cristina had to share with Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma representing his aunt Queen of Holland, and the children of the late Otto have even been together a few days in Austria. However, few repaired (perhaps only Dimitri Romanoff), a prince little known, Nicholas of Montenegro
, unusual in these great ceremonies, a place among their peers in times when their dynasty, so forgotten is made up by the own European royalty, jumps into the fray with unusual verve that perhaps could culminate in a surprising restoration of the monarchy in the complex political context of the Balkans. And last July 12, the eve of their national holiday, the Republic of Montenegro voted in Parliament rehabilitating its old dynasty, the Petrovic-Njegosch, by a law which recognizes an unprecedented official status to Prince Nicholas and his descendants who, at first glance, might seem the gateway of a dynastic restoration.
This new law, which assumes that the small kingdom was annexed forcefully to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1918, purpose of this measure to strengthen the Montenegrin identity through its Royal Family, and provides that the State shall establish the Foundation Petrovic-Njegosch that will be equipped with 4.3 million, payable in several installments, of which 1.5 million will directly accessible to the Head of the Royal Family, which will represent the State in certain non-political official ceremonies. And as the first example of this prince's presence at the funeral in Vienna, where he held the representation of the President of Montenegro Igor Luksic sir.
Also Prince Nicholas will receive a salary of 1,885 euros, the same received by the President, and will be available to the home of his grandfather, King Nicholas I in the town of Njegusi, an apartment in Podgorica, the use and enjoy the first floor of the Palace of Krusevac, in the same city, and the right to dispose of certain public buildings and certain state resources to carry out their representative functions. In fact, the new legislation comes to contemplate the protection of the use of heraldic emblems of the dynasty in favor of Prince Nicholas. Quite a set of absolutely exceptional measures that put the Montenegrin Royal Family in the foreground today, and where many see a future restoration of the monarchy in a small, forgotten country that once had no more valuable export their own princess, who married the family of the czars and the royal houses of Italy and Yugoslavia. One of them, Anna, was also the aunt of Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain.
Prince Nicholas, born in Brittany in 1944, and his family, which to date have not been in possession of large media or family heirlooms, have always led a very simple and anonymous life in France, and he has had to make life as an architect. Therefore already been established that he also designed the plans for his new residence in the capital, Cetinje, which will be the first green building in the country. Widowed since 2008 Franco-Moroccan Francine Navarro, Prince Nicholas is the father of two children, Prince Boris, Duke of Zeta and Grahavo, and Princess Altinaï. Prince Boris, a simple 21-year old boy, has studied decorative arts and is married to the Portuguese Haillot Véronique Canas de Silva, who is the father of Princess Milena. Do not forget, however, that the Montenegrin royal family has close family ties with King Simeon of Bulgaria, Prince Victor Emmanuel of Savoy, the Landgrave Maurice of Hesse, and Prince Dimitri Romanoff, which can earn you an easier entry into the public arena of European royalty.