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Old 08-20-2013, 08:23 PM
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The only alternative to Nicholas is to let the dynasty become extinct.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:24 PM
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...if you would care to get an overview of the recent history of the royals of Romania, you would see that:
1. Princess' Margarita's husband, Radu Duda, was approved by the King as the potential heir, along with his wife. He received no title, thanks god...
2. Prince Nicolae is given a title. But he has never lived in Romania until last year, has never spoken the language, until last year and has never wished nor planned to be part of Romania, again, until last year.

These people are trying to restore a monarchy...
You obviously know far less about the Romanian royals than I do ... because I do know a lot about them and I know them. You do realize that until 1989, no member of the royal family could visit the country. It was a struggle to return and to win back property. It took years for Michael to make the decision to change the succession - we had several conversations and correspondence about this matter - he was adamant that he could not change the succession.
I presume you know Prince Radu well. Not. Actually, he was created HRH Prince Radu of Romania by the king at the time of the change to the succession. Nicholas had to make several hard decisions. He was not the heir while growing up. He had to make several difficult decisions in the past few years - he only received the title of Prince of Romania at the age of 25.

No one is trying to restore the monarchy ... that will be left to the will of the people, but there is a good percentage of the population with a sincere interest. Margarita and Radu play prominent roles in society, host events during state occasions - and welcome foreign visitors, including foreign royals to the Elisabetha Palace. They celebrate Christmas at Savarsin. Members of the Romanian royal family do not campaign for restoration. King Michael is now treated as a former head of state by the country.

In the past two years, Nicholas, who also needs to work, has thrown himself into increasing number of royal duties, including representing his aunt the Crown Princess.

After meeting Prince Radu, I have found him to be charming, erudite, well-educated (his brother is a doctor in the US), well-informed.
It is one thing to assume. It is another to actually know. I have chatted with several members of the family in the past few days, and I last saw Margarita and Radu in Belgrade at the royal palace as we all attended the state funerals for King Peter, Queen Alexandra, Queen Marie and Prince Andrej.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:32 PM
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Princess' Margarita's husband, Radu Duda, was approved by the King as the potential heir, along with his wife. He received no title, thanks god, because he was involved in various scandals and subsequently announced his candidacy for the presidency, thus wiping out any link between Romanians and a future, very slight to begin with, hope of restoration. So that plan did not work.
Please, for the sake of posters who may visit these forums seeking out accurate information, stop speaking out of ignorance.

King Michael NEVER named his son-in-law as a co-heir with Crown Princess Margarita. The king granted Radu the HRH style and ad personam title of Prince of Romania to correlate with his being married to the eldest daughter and immediate heiress of His Majesty. Prince Radu possesses NO dynastic rights; only descendants of King Michael can accede to the Headship of the Royal House.

Again, please check your sources before trying to pass off biased and incorrect statements as fact.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:35 AM
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Princess Elena's son came for the first time in Romania in 1992 but he became Prince only three years ago. He speaks Romanian much better than His own mother and he represents a hope for the future of Monarchy in the country.

The Royal Family HAS ALWAYS said Monarchy represents the tradition of the country. Very many times both the King and Crown Princess Margareta spoke about the Restoration and said They were ready for that.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:17 AM
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After all these years, I have only just started to read about the royal family of Romania and have found it all very interesting indeed.
The life of Prince Nicolae is extraordnary and is almost like a fairytale, except it is an ordinary young man who has become an HRH and moved to his ancestral country to do his best for the people whom one day he might reign over!
Whether Romania becomes a monarchy or not is obviously up to the people of this enchanting country, but nonetheless it is so nice that the royal family workhard to promote and do what they can for their country and they are a valuable asset to them!
It is a shame that the officia royal website has no English pages.
With regard to Nicolae himself, he seems like a very presentable man, clearly keen to carry out his duties and do his best for Romania. I hope he does NOT lose weight as I do not think he needs to - he dresses very smartly and looks cool. I hope he manages to get to grips with the language - must be difficult!

Sending best wishes to our Romanian friends here on TRF.
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:22 PM
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Prince Nicolae really improved his Romanian in the last year and is indeed very present in the public life.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:39 PM
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Please, for the sake of posters who may visit these forums seeking out accurate information, stop speaking out of ignorance.

King Michael NEVER named his son-in-law as a co-heir with Crown Princess Margarita. The king granted Radu the HRH style and ad personam title of Prince of Romania to correlate with his being married to the eldest daughter and immediate heiress of His Majesty. Prince Radu possesses NO dynastic rights; only descendants of King Michael can accede to the Headship of the Royal House.

Again, please check your sources before trying to pass off biased and incorrect statements as fact.
Thank you for this post.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:35 PM
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I can't believe that someone passing themselves off as a know it all is actually openly taking on someone who is one of the more well known and respected Royal Correspondents out there. Talk about a losing battle.

Marlene, I've been a fan for many years and learned a lot from you as well. Never thought I'd get the chance to actually thank you though. :).
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:31 AM
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I can't believe that someone passing themselves off as a know it all is actually openly taking on someone who is one of the more well known and respected Royal Correspondents out there. Talk about a losing battle.

Marlene, I've been a fan for many years and learned a lot from you as well. Never thought I'd get the chance to actually thank you though. :).
I am also a Marlene Koenig fan. Thank you Marlene for sharing your incredible knowledge as well as personal insight regarding King Michael and his family.
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:55 AM
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I suppose the Romanians know better than anybody else their own Royal Family!
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:04 AM
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Prince Nicolae, volunteer at The Stone Film Festival :

Principele Nicolae al României, voluntar la Filmul de Piatra
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:13 PM
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HRH Prince Nicolae of Romania defends the environment and stands against the Rosia Montana project :

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Old 10-03-2013, 07:16 AM
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HRH Prince Nicolae of Romania received together with his aunt the volunteers of the Princess Margareta Foundation and the old people helped by the Foundation at Elisabeta Palace:

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Old 10-25-2013, 04:53 PM
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HRH Prince Nicolae received yesterday evening a delegation of the Romanian Students Association at Elisabeta Palace.

http://www.familiaregala.ro/news/379...n-Strainatate/
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Old 11-24-2013, 09:52 AM
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Prince Nicholas is visting Jordan these days and the visit was organized with the help of the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
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Old 12-12-2013, 03:37 AM
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Prince Nicolae attended on 6th December in Bucharest at the reception the ambassador of Finland Ulla Väistö held due to the Independence Day of Finland.
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Celebrating the 96th Independence Day of Finland in Bucharest - Embassy of Finland, Bukarest Current Affairs
I haven't found any photos.
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Old 12-15-2013, 03:21 AM
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Prince Nicolae attended on 6th December in Bucharest at the reception the ambassador of Finland Ulla Väistö held due to the Independence Day of Finland.
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I haven't found any photos.

Nicolae is having many more public appearances for the royal family, a few of them, especially the last two are rather big appearances.
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Christmas Lecture at the Romanian Athenaeum | Familia Regal
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:12 AM
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The first book about Prince Nicolae written by the historian Filip-Lucian Iorga ( "Convorbirile Principelui Nicolae cu istoricul Filip Iorga“) will be soon published at Curtea Veche Publishing House.
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HRH Prince Nicolae was present at the Anniversary of 150 years of the Romanian Chamber of Commerce:

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