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Old 10-20-2014, 07:26 AM
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With all due respect I do not think the marriages of the Prince of Wales or the King and Queen of Spain failed because they were aristocratic. I will say that Queen Sofia, whatever King Juan Carlos may have done, has shown a tremendous dedication to duty and that comes, to a large degree, from her background. Whatever personal unhappiness she may have she has not let it affect her sense of duty to the people of Spain. Something that can not be said for Lady Diana Spencer.

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Please read carefully what I say! I NEVER stated their marriages failed because they were royals or aristocratic. It was just a remark about Duc et Pair´s claim that a "good marriage" had somethin´ to do with being married "equally". That statement is something I strongly doubt as we have seen many "good marriages" in the last half century between a royal and a born commoner ( I could name you a list, starting with Astrid from Norway and her husband, whose marriage lasts for more than 50 years by now up to princely couple´s from today who are still happily and affectionately married after more than 10 years or so). Of course Queen Sofia was a great Queen, and I admire her. But her royal background didn´t save her from being married to a man who betrayed her for years and did other things I wouldn´t call "the royal way"... This, however, didn´t help the spanish monarchy in the perception of the public.
The same goes for Constantine and Anne-Marie of Greece: Both have a very "royal" background, a young, beautiful and "blue-blooded" couple and still they got kicked out of their country 3 years after being got married.
Of course this could happen to a Queen Victoria of Sweden and Prince Consort Daniel, too! But certainly NOT because she married a former fitness trainer, but because people might get sick of the monarchy, change of zeitgeist, royal scandals, whatever...
Many people have stated quite correctly that Queen Silvia, whose impeccable behaviour and manners should be a role model to many aristocratic or royal born ladies, didn´t put the swedish monarchy into danger because she wasn´t born as a princess, but she might in fact have saved it!
What I say is that Royals can marry Royals if they wish to, and that´s great! But there cannot be a "must" or "should" nowadays! The success of a monarchy these days depends on functional marriages, approach to people and behaviour of the acting royal figures, not their social background (people want to see real people with problems they can associate with, not iconic marble figures put on a dais!).
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:54 PM
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Prince Nicolae was on Friday in Valea Izvoarelor in Mures County, where he donated with the campaign "Children's books to every home" packages with books and school supplies to more than 300 students from several schools in the county. In total, 2,500 students from 20 schools will receive books. He encouraged the children to read and transmitted them that reading can open new horizons and helps them see life differently.
Association "Curtea Veche" with support Herlitz Romania, Azomureş and Diverta arrived on Friday to Mures as part of the national program of reading held by members of the Royal Family of Romania. Here, prince Nicolae offered books and autographs to each child and confessed that among his favorite books were adventures.
FOTO Principele Nicolae îndeamnă copiii să iubească lectura
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Video from this event
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Old 10-21-2014, 02:37 AM
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Prince Nicolae is on an official visit in Düsseldorf, Germany on 15th-17th September. He attends at the series of events commemorating the centenary of the death of King Carol I.
Principele Nicolae, vizită oficială în Germania, 15-17 septembrie 2014 Familia Regală a României Royal Family of Romania
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"Prince Nicolae of Romania made ​​no fuss about his person when he was received yesterday together with a large Romanian delegation at City Hall".
Delegation Ein echter Prinz aus Rumänien zu Gast in Düsseldorf
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Video of the celebrations, including prince Nicolae's speech in english.
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Old 10-21-2014, 07:13 AM
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Thank you, LadyFinn, for pickin´up these clips! Without being a romanian I got the impression the Prince speaks the language with a slight british accent...?
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:58 AM
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Thank you, LadyFinn, for pickin´up these clips! Without being a romanian I got the impression the Prince speaks the language with a slight british accent...?
I'm not sure about Prince Nicolae speaking Romanian with a slight British accent, but I was amazed to listen to him speaking English with a slight Newcastle (Geordie) accent!
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:40 PM
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Prince Nicolae has visited "Little People" in Timisoara, a center for children with cancer.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...8960284&type=1

On 20th October he attended at the launch of "Edu for Life" program, which aims to complete training of students, preparing them for the requirements of the business environment at graduation. The program is conducted in three phases.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...2246282&type=1
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Old 10-25-2014, 12:34 AM
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The Prince showing pictures of his family. I recognize the King in the upper right-hand corner.
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Old 10-25-2014, 06:29 AM
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Yes. The little patients did a royal collage with many well known photographs from King Carol II, Nicolae taking part in that triathlon competition, the CPss with her husband and nephew in orders and of course Mihai and Anne.
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Old 10-25-2014, 10:32 AM
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And on the top left of the collage is a picture of King Michael's mother, Queen Mother Elena, née Princess of Greece and Denmark.
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Old 10-25-2014, 11:23 AM
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[....] It was just a remark about Duc et Pair´s claim that a "good marriage" had somethin´ to do with being married "equally". [...]
That is not what I said. Mr Nicholas Medforth-Mills is a Swiss-born British citizen who suddenly claims to be HRH Prince Nicolae of Romania and is in the line of succession thanks to a one-sided and disputed change in the succession, in his advantage.

By making a "good marriage" (and indeed that means preferrably a lady with a good descent or backgroud) this Swiss-born British gentleman with a claim on a position in the former Romanian royal family can strenghten his position.

When he marries a lady from a family who has held important positions in Romania or in Europe, that would not harm his standing, his position. On the contrary I would say. When he would come home with an Esterházy, a Kinsky von Wchnitiz-Tettau, an Eudoxiu de Hurmuzachi, a Della Scala, a Wassilko von Serecki, etc. it would certainly do no harm. When Nicholas wants to marry a nude model from an Albanian magazine, okay, his choice. The difference however will be clear. Note how Radu Duda still is not taken au sérieux and seen as an actor finding himself back in the wrong play...
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Prince Nicolae recently visited the Louis Turcanu Children's Hospital in Timisoara, Romania. Afterwards, Prince Nicolae then attended the university presentation of an educational programme supported by the Duke of Edinburgh Award:

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Source: Nicolas de Roumanie ŕ Timisoara
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Prince Nicolae visited on 22nd October the Acorns British Style Nursery. He read to the children a story dear to them, "Charlie Cook's Favourite Book" by Julia Donaldson, answered the questions children made to him, posed at photos and spoke about how important it is to read.
Principele Nicolae, oră de lectură la Acorns British Style Nursery Familia Regală a României Royal Family of Romania
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Prince Nicolae visited on 22nd October the Acorns British Style Nursery. He read to the children a story dear to them, "Charlie Cook's Favourite Book" by Julia Donaldson, answered the questions children made to him, posed at photos and spoke about how important it is to read.
Principele Nicolae, oră de lectură la Acorns British Style Nursery Familia Regală a României Royal Family of Romania
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It is joyous that His Royal Highness Prince Nicolae wishes to promote reading.
I like the pictures of the children's faces filled with awe as Nicolae reads.
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On October 24, prince Nicolae visited Teleorman County. The Prince met over thousand students and teachers from six villages in Teleorman County in the national program of reading "Children's books to every home". The Prince visited schools in villages Sârbeni, Siliștea, Scurtu Mare, Zâmbreasca, Siliștea Gumești and Călmățuiu de Sus.
Principele Nicolae, donații de carte în județul Teleorman Familia Regală a României Royal Family of Romania
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Old 10-31-2014, 06:15 AM
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Prince Nicolae attends as a speaker at the Doha Goals Forum on 3rd-5th November. Doha Goals is the world’s premier platform for world leaders to create initiatives for global progress through sport.
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I wonder if we will be seeing more of Prince Nicolae attending Royal Weddings and Funerals in the near future?
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Old 10-31-2014, 01:32 PM
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I wonder if we will be seeing more of Prince Nicolae attending Royal Weddings and Funerals in the near future?
Nicholas has been representing the family at different events - but remember in order to attend one must be invited first.
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:48 AM
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During the last weeks I became more and more interested in the Prince and his activities. I have some questions about his biography:
Is his father, Dr. Medforth-Mills, still alive? Are N´s parents divorced? Does he have any siblings (is Elisabeth Karina his sister?!)?
I read in an article that he was King Mihai´s nephew?!? I thought he was his grandson!
This weeks Ora Regelui is purely and only about Nicolae. Enjoy!

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Old 11-02-2014, 08:00 AM
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During the last weeks I became more and more interested in the Prince and his activities. I have some questions about his biography:
Is his father, Dr. Medforth-Mills, still alive? Are N´s parents divorced? Does he have any siblings (is Elisabeth Karina his sister?!)?
I read in an article that he was King Mihai´s nephew?!? I thought he was his grandson!
This weeks Ora Regelui is purely and only about Nicolae. Enjoy!

Ora regelui
King Mihai is prince Nicolae's grandfather. Nicolae's father Robin Medforth-Mills died in 2002. Princess Elena and Robin Medforth-Mills had divorced in 1991. Elisabeth Karina is Nicolae's sister.
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Old 11-02-2014, 12:19 PM
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Thank you, LadyFinn! So I was right about most issues that had been falsely stated by some journalists.
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