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Old 08-12-2015, 02:28 PM
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Do you at this time know what it is that happened or if/when such a time it will be known by the public (if you do know, I don't expect you to share it if you're not at liberty to do so).

That said, if you don't know what it is, can you say if even not knowing what the cause of this is, you believe the King is justified in his actions?

I tend to take what you have to say on matters such as this rather definitively as I know you're a valued source of information.
I have gleanings (from conversations ) but I was told that King made the right decision, that this had been building up for sometime ... and the word used by different people is behavior .. but I have no idea what happened .. and I doubt, at this time, the family will say anything further. I am not going to speculate.
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Young Nicholas was not considered fit because he had a different style than the others in the Family but he was loved by the people and the only one that could bring back real popularity for the Family.
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:30 PM
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Duc Cockfighting is considered a crime in the US .. animal cruelty. Not a sport.

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But that was not the point. I understood Nicholas concluded for himself that his ideas about his future life did not combine well with his position as a member (and future head) of the Royal House.



That was one of the most silly reasons ever to remove a born royal from the place of succession. It is illustrative for the arbitrariness and total lack of fundament concerning the succession rules in the House of Romania.

Imagine that Queen Elizabeth II had stripped her grandson Harry because he was caught binge drinking with a Nazi-uniform? It is in the same category, what are we talking about? Cockfighting (a cruel sport indeed but royals shoot animals all over the world...).





Heu... Princess Margareta married a commoner, Princess Elena married a commoner, Princess Irina married a commoner, Princess Sophia married a commoner, Princess Maria married a commoner...





So many royals have played in casinos. So many royals have made debts. If it was all about this, just pay the debts (as Royal House) and tighten the reins and discipline Nicholas.
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:32 PM
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only parliament can change the succession
Michael is not bound by any Parliament or law ... this is a family issue dealing with succession of a headship.
But he is only King thanks to a certain document, the Constitution of (the Kingdom of) Romania, which he once solemnly pledged to maintain and to protect. Not only he has turned away that document, the fundament of his whole existence as King, he has also turned away the House Laws.

Yes, King Michael is not bound by any Parliament but... his handling of the "new succession" is most remarkable and does give the impression of a hop-on, hop-off bus you can take in Bucharest to see the touristic hotspots...

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Old 08-12-2015, 02:34 PM
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But he is only King thanks to a certain document, the Constitution of (the Kingdom of) Romania, which he once solemnly pledged to maintain and to protect. Not only he has turned away that document, the fundament of his whole existence as King, he has also turned away the House Laws.

Yes, King Michael is not bound by any Parliament but... his handling of the "new succession" is most remarkable and does give the impression of a hop-on, hop-off bus you can take in Bucharest to see the touristic hotspots...

Unfortunately I have to agree with you.
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:37 PM
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Duc Cockfighting is considered a crime in the US .. animal cruelty. Not a sport.
Is cockfighting enough reason to remove someone from the line of succession?

If yes - is it enough reason to remove the children of the above as well? That sounds like a severe explanation of "The Sins of the Father", to the iniquities passing from the one generation to the other. Really, cockfighting, how abjectable it is (I agree with you on that) is in my eyes not that sort of crime which justifies a removal from the line of succession.

Princess Irina of Romania could have been declared a persona non-grata (she more or less already was). She could have been stripped from her allowance (if she gets any) or other familial privilèges, for the rest her position and that of her children was purely theoretical. But also here: wham! out of the succession! All of them! (For cockfighting). It seem all so heavy-handed and ill-thought in my opinion.
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:42 PM
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At least young Nicholas had a public statement about his situation. His cousins Michael and Angelica did not have so much attention even if they were at least as innocents as Nicholas. Quite an interesting way to treat the grandchildren and a Line of Succession (even if not approved by any Parliament).
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Old 08-12-2015, 03:02 PM
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Because this is the Royal Family of Romania, and they have their own policy and etiquette. Ioan-Luca Vlad, the advisor of the Royal Family said at an interview of Nicholas' exclusion:
- If you want to make yourself a trader, you can't be a member of the Royal family.
Ioan Luca Vlad, consilier al Casei Regale_ Principele Nicolae a fost chiar usurat de decizia Regelui Mihai _ Sentimentul de antreprenoriat e foarte greu de dezvoltat in cadrul Casei Regale - Esential - HotNews.ro
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I think Mr Ioan-Luca Vlad need some lessons about a modern monarchy in 2015. How is Nicholas ever able to earn his living and maintain a royal Household without funding? Is there a fairytale magician bringing him a pot with gold or something?

Speaking about the economically active Dutch royals. I wonder if King Michael, Queen Anne and Princess Beatrix (see picture of these three together) have had some chat about this. I am sure Princess Beatrix would have said that economic activities in certain sectors will be no problem, of course with keeping transparency and staying within the lines, see her own family. I am almost sure that -for an example- Princess Beatrix could have used her formidable network (Bilderberg!) to help Nicholas, like she most likely has helped the De Bourbon de Parmes as well. (Queen Anne is a Princess de Bourbon de Parme, by the way).
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Old 08-12-2015, 03:04 PM
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^^^^^^^ if you had your way you'd make the dutch royal family rule all european countries
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It will be interesting to see, succession wise, what the outcome of this whole issue will be.
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Old 08-12-2015, 03:21 PM
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I find it odd that Princess Irina hasn't had her title removed from her, particularly given the fact that she was arrested for cockfighting as it is illegal in the US.



It will be interesting to see, succession wise, what the outcome of this whole issue will be.

Irina has had her title and succession rights removed. It wasn't officially announced, but it's on the Romanian Royal Family website.
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Old 08-12-2015, 03:22 PM
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Irina has had her title and succession rights removed. It wasn't officially announced, but it's on the Romanian Royal Family website.
Ah OK, thanks for the correction Ish. I hadn't realised, I'll edit my post as it could be confusing.
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Old 08-12-2015, 03:31 PM
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I have gleanings (from conversations ) but I was told that King made the right decision, that this had been building up for sometime ... and the word used by different people is behavior .. but I have no idea what happened .. and I doubt, at this time, the family will say anything further. I am not going to speculate.

Thank you, Marlene.

I could speculate on what the behaviour is, and I have. I have theories, but I think at this point the discussion is getting a tad out of hand as it is and without anything solid from the family I don't see the point.

That said, you know this family better than any of us. Which means to me that if you're saying the King had a valid reason for doing this and is supported by the family in his actions then I see no reason why we shouldn't accept that the King is justified here. I don't know why he's made this decision, but I know yours is an opinion to trust (particularly in contrast to some of the more reactionary and unreasonable comments that are being thrown around).

I'm saddened to hear this because Nicholas always seemed like he was dedicated to Romania and doing a good job. But I have no doubt that the King is also dedicated and I trust his decision here.
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Old 08-12-2015, 07:38 PM
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The decision is strongly condemned not only by royalists but by the Romanian press and televisions and by very many Romanians. The problem is not the "behaviour" of Nicholas but the real behaviour of other persons who wanted to exclude him because very popular.
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Old 08-12-2015, 08:16 PM
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Thank you, Marlene.

I could speculate on what the behaviour is, and I have. I have theories, but I think at this point the discussion is getting a tad out of hand as it is and without anything solid from the family I don't see the point.

That said, you know this family better than any of us. Which means to me that if you're saying the King had a valid reason for doing this and is supported by the family in his actions then I see no reason why we shouldn't accept that the King is justified here. I don't know why he's made this decision, but I know yours is an opinion to trust (particularly in contrast to some of the more reactionary and unreasonable comments that are being thrown around).

I'm saddened to hear this because Nicholas always seemed like he was dedicated to Romania and doing a good job. But I have no doubt that the King is also dedicated and I trust his decision here.
The problem is the completely arbitrary and unilateral handling of all this. No any proper Decree with reference to articles in the so-called fundamental laws of the House. No proper and transparent decision on the style, form of address, surname and precedence of the eldest grandson. Nothing. I see no decree, no date, no signature, no seal, nothing. Nothing which indicates the status of the document and the authorithy on which the decision rests.

The same total lack of transparent decrees and proper procedures happened when Nicholas and Elisabeth Medforth-Mills were suddenly renamed in De Roumanie Medforth-Mills. Later only Nicholas, and not his sister with equal birthright, became HRH Prince of Romania. Again without clear procedure and a proper Decree.

The same happened when Princess Sofia was removed, including her daughter. And then returned into the line of succession. The same with Princess Irina and her children. A change on a website... That was it.

I am a monarchist. But this sort of ad-hoc decisionmaking surrounded by clouds of mystery and with a strong smell of arbitrary decisions to the whim of the day really is the best advert for a republic. At least a president can be held accountable and is bound by constitution and law...
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I do not really know what to believe anymore. Some speak of a quarrel of young Nicholas with his aunt's husband :

http://www.flux24.ro/misterele-reuni...radu-si-nicol/
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:18 PM
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The problem is the completely arbitrary and unilateral handling of all this. No any proper Decree with reference to articles in the so-called fundamental laws of the House. No proper and transparent decision on the style, form of address, surname and precedence of the eldest grandson. Nothing. I see no decree, no date, no signature, no seal, nothing. Nothing which indicates the status of the document and the authorithy on which the decision rests.
A royal decree was issued--but, as you mention, it does not reference the 2007 house law.

The signature of His Majesty does not look to be as bold and firm as in the past.

I feel this is symbolic of how influential (or not) the King was in this move.

See the document here: http://familiaregala.ro/assets/image...egal_12015.jpg
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I do not really know what to believe anymore. Some speak of a quarrel of young Nicholas with his aunt's husband :

Cum a ajuns un fost lider al studentilor comunisti membru in Consiliul Familiei Regale? / SURSE: Cearta violenta intre Principii Radu si Nicolae
If, in fact, are argument with Radu lead to the demotion and exile of Nicholas my respect for the Crown Princess, who I thought showed great poise, dignity and the ability to be Queen one day, has been greatly diminished. If Radu convinced the King that Nicholas was too "modern" or "close to the people" and Margarita did not put her foot down and defend him, what does this say about her?

This whole business is disturbing.
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The Crown Princess was visiting her parents when the decision was taken.

However, one will notice that she does not appear to have been physically present at the meeting of this Royal Council with the King.

For a long time, some people have surmised that perhaps the members of the Royal Family are not quite able to act as they might otherwise were the son-in-law of His Majesty not part of the equation. Who knows how much weight this theory carries in reality. Yet, it is hard not to wonder how things within the Royal House will transpire once Radu expires.
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Reading Nicolas' Facebook page and reading just a couple of dozen or so comments it seems that most people do not support his exile, are not happy with the King and have lost respect for him, and abhor Radu Dadu as an interloper and villian. I even saw a rude comment about the CP.
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