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Old 11-01-2014, 08:54 PM
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MarleneKoenig, if you're willing to share, what happened to Irina to cause her to live her life as she did, and why are she and her children not close to the King and Queen?

I just don't get why someone who could have had an amazing and influential life seems to have decided to live a downscale life far away from family. As royalty, she could have been a prominent public figure, and she certainly could have married someone in high society and lived a comfortable life. King Michael just seems like such an honorable and decent man that I don't understand why the family isn't closer.
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There is no document of HM the King regarding his third daughter and possible Succession published.
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There is no document of HM the King regarding his third daughter and possible Succession published.

http://www.familiaregala.ro/ro/famil...de-succesiune/

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That's not a document signed by the Sovereign but only a page from the official site of the Royal Family. Any change of the Document signed in 2007 could be done with a specific other document.
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Old 11-14-2014, 03:19 PM
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[...]I just don't get why someone who could have had an amazing and influential life seems to have decided to live a downscale life far away from family.[...]
The dethroned royal family of Romania, then cut off from their country and without any funds, most likely did not enjoy "an amazing and influential life"

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[...]As royalty, she could have been a prominent public figure, and she certainly could have married someone in high society and lived a comfortable life. King Michael just seems like such an honorable and decent man that I don't understand why the family isn't closer.[...]
She is not "royalty" like the children of Queen Elizabeth II. She is a born royal but daughter of a dethroned King whom lived in exile during Communist rule. That is really a total different starting point.

There are also ladies who had the whole world at their feet: Lady Diana Spencer, Ms Sarah Ferguson, thanks to their marriage having access to the who-is-who in high society, with the rich and famous, without any financial worries and still did not manage to create a happy life....

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That's not a document signed by the Sovereign but only a page from the official site of the Royal Family. Any change of the Document signed in 2007 could be done with a specific other document.

It may not be a document signed by the sovereign, but as it is his official site it reasons that this is his official decision and Irina has been removed from the succession.

There is no point in the site (in so far as I can see) that Irina is referred to as anything other than Irina Walker, so it also reasons that since this is the official site it means she's been stripped of her titles.
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It may not be a document signed by the sovereign, but as it is his official site it reasons that this is his official decision and Irina has been removed from the succession.

There is no point in the site (in so far as I can see) that Irina is referred to as anything other than Irina Walker, so it also reasons that since this is the official site it means she's been stripped of her titles.
I think the situation is similar to the fact that Crown Princess Margarita is successor to the throne even though the current constitution does not allow it as previously discussed. As far as the King is concerned, he has removed Irina from the succession as per the website, but there is no legality in it as such. I THINK I've got this right but someone more clever than me may be able to confirm!
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I think the situation is similar to the fact that Crown Princess Margarita is successor to the throne even though the current constitution does not allow it as previously discussed. As far as the King is concerned, he has removed Irina from the succession as per the website, but there is no legality in it as such. I THINK I've got this right but someone more clever than me may be able to confirm!

The situation is more complicated than that.

The current constitution of Romania establishes Romania as a republic. Therefore the government of Romania technically has no power to change the succession or to approve the changes to the succession, because they can't do so within their constitution.

However, the Romanian Royal Family's succession was governed by the constitution prior to the fall of the monarchy. Which means that in order for Michael's changes to be valid the government has to approve them - but would be operating with a no longer valid constitution.

It reasons that if the RRF were restored during Michael's lifetime then the succession that he's operating under - with Margarita being the heir presumptive, and Irina and her descendants being excluded - will be put into place, with Salic law and equal marriage requirements being abolished, and either male preference or equal primogeniture being established, as well as rules regarding the stripping of an individual's titles and succession rights.

If Michael dies without a restoration then it remains to be seen what kind of support his heirs will receive from the monarchists of Romania - if Nicholas and the monarchists support Margarita then I think Michael's wishes will continue to be reflected in the future, but if there's division within the family or the monarchists then what's being done now could fall apart.

Personally, I hope they remain a united front, because I think that's the best chance of a restoration (if the Romanians want it). If you look at Russia, the thing that really kills the chances of a restoration there is the fact that the people don't know who should be the Tsar in the event of a restoration. Without that clarity the monarchy is screwed.
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When Monarchy is restored the Parliament will decide if HH Prince Karl of Hohenzollern will be King or if the Line proposed by the King will be accepted.

" The Head of the Royal House of Romania may amend the
order of succession at any time, as evidenced by their hand
and seal. "(Fundamental Rules Of The Royal Family Of Romania , Chapter 3, 3). So the change regarding the third daughter of the King and her descendants?
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When Monarchy is restored the Parliament will decide if HH Prince Karl of Hohenzollern will be King or if the Line proposed by the King will be accepted.

I'm sure that if Romania does decide to reinstate the monarchy they'll choose to maintain the bloodline of King Michael instead of import a foreign prince without any real connection to the country. These kind of House pacts that for instance helped Luxemburg gain independence in the 1890's doesn't have any real meaning to the general public these days. Had the King not been forced to abdicate in 1947 I'm absolutely certain that once he didn't have any sons the rules of succession would've been changed like they have been changed all over Europe since the fifties.


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The support of monarchy derives from the popularity of King Michael´s dynasty, not from the Hohenzollerns who are hardly known (to the common people) in Romania.
IF there will ever be a restoration it is almost certain King Michael or his successor will be set back in office and nobody else.
The days of a small elite deciding which foreign Prince could be chosen for its own throne are well and truly over.
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No matter how we look at it, there is and remains a remarkable gap in the information concerning HRH Princess Irina of Romania, Princess of Hohenzollern, which are her titles by birth.

I am fine that apparently the Romanian Court likes to refer to her as Mrs Irina Walker and apparently we have to understand that the good lady is no longer in the line of succession, and most likely this extends to her children as well. At minimum the Romanian Court could have issued a communiqué about the style, title and form of address of Princess Irina, her children and their place in the succession. The sneaky way it all has been done, "read it between the lines" (work for kremlin-ologists and Vatican-watchers), does not speak in favour of the Romanian monarchy. It does not give the image of a modern, transparent Royal House. That is a shame.
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I'm sure that if Romania does decide to reinstate the monarchy they'll choose to maintain the bloodline of King Michael instead of import a foreign prince without any real connection to the country.
I'd also add (as I have already pointed out several time in the past, so forgive me for being repetitive) that the foreign prince in question in the past has already cleary stated that he isn't interested at all in Romania and in the Romanian succession. That would not be a good premise for calling it to reign as King of Romania.
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The new president of Romania, Klaus Johannis, is a German but a Romanian citizen. we could have a German King in the future too.
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The new president of Romania, Klaus Johannis, is a German but a Romanian citizen. we could have a German King in the future too.

Just because the president is German, doesn't mean the future king will be a German. Romania is unlikely to choose someone so far from the family if and when the monarchy is restored.

The Crown Princess, and Prince Nikolai are far too popular to go unnoticed.
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What do you mean with "far too popular"?
The Romanians really trust the Germans and even today a lot of them spoke about the good example of the first two Kings who were Germans and Catholic.
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Klaus Johannis belongs to the Transylvanian Saxons, a minority that's been living in Romania since the thirteenth century so equaling him with a German prince without any connection to Romania is in my opinion a bit off the mark.


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HH Prince Karl of Hohenzollern has the same percentage of Romanian blood as Nicholas de Roumanie Medforth Mills.
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HH Prince Karl of Hohenzollern has the same percentage of Romanian blood as Nicholas de Roumanie Medforth Mills.
Yes, a man who was not born in Romania, has no immediate ancestors from Romania, and has never lived in Romania is comparable to a man whose grandfather and great-grandfather were both born in Romania and whose great-great grandfather spent much of his life in Romania and died in Romania.
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The King who unified the country had not been born in Romania either.
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