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Prince Radu’s Support Ratings Hits Double Digits for First Time

  September 1, 2009 at 7:39 pm by

According to a face-to-face survey ran by Gallup Romania, the support rating of Prince Radu Duda, the husband of Crown Princess Margarita of Romania, has hit double digits for the first time since he launched his presidential campaign in April 2009. Nearly 12% of the Romanians who took part in the survey said they plan to vote for Prince Radu in the 2009 Romanian Presidential Elections. In a separate survey, almost 14.5% of Romanians picked Radu Duda as the candidate they trust most.

The Office for Social Research’s poll released today has slightly different data, and predicts Prince Radu will get from 6 to 9% of the votes.

Both figures are notably higher than the 2% approval rating Prince Radu had at the beginning of his campaign. Although President Traian Basescu is still comfortably in the lead, Prince Radu and Antonescu are the only candidates whose ratings has gone up since the last survey: all other candidates suffered considerable loss of trust among the voters.

Meanwhile, in a recent interview HSH Karl Friedrich, Hereditary Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen demanded Prince Radu should stop using the name Hohenzollern. The Hereditary Prince maintains that his father, HSH Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, had no right to grant Prince Radu an ad personam ‘name’ of “Prince of Hohenzollern-Veringen” and called Radu Dud’s usage of the title a “farce.”

Neither the spokesman for the Romanian Royal Family, nor spokesman of Prince Friedrich Wilhelm commented on Hereditary Prince’s interview.

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2 Responses to Prince Radu’s Support Ratings Hits Double Digits for First Time

  1. Diana Lucia Zotescu says:

    Whether HSH Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, had or had not the right to grant Prince Radu this ‘ad personam’ name/title of “Prince of Hohenzollern-Veringen”, in His then capacity of Hereditary Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (capacity now transfered to His son HSH Karl Friedrich) is something that the two princes, father and son, had to clear between the two of them, prior to the fact, and not ‘post-factum’ – after several years -, and not in the public eye. Moreover, if other articles on this subject are right, this controversy was artificially created by the arch-enemy of HRM Michael, the King of Romania, the diminutive Mr. Paul Lambrino, consumed with rage for his low status confered to him by birth as opposed to his desire to be recognized as “Prince Paul of Romania”, title denied by the Romanian Royal Family Statute, which does not consider him a member of this Family. Needless to say, Mr. Lambrino’s absurd claim of a substantial proportion of the Royal properties is already notorious, as notorious as his autrageous acts agains King Michael’s Family he embarked upon in his effort to add some royal glimmer to his commoner’s statute. Sadly enough, he has befriended HSH Karl Friedrich, being instrumental in the latter’s stand against Prince Radu. Hopefully this matter will find its logical solution, to the mutual benefit of all parties envolved.

    Diana Lucia Zotescu

  2. royalist says:

    Not at all !

    HSH Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen had no right to grant anything like this since
    1: (Germany is a republic)
    2: That only very few houses had the right to grant titles – however all of those HAD TO BE sovereign and reigning houses WHILE granting titles.

    Also HSH Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen suffered severe dementia when he illegally “granted” that title !

    Therefore that question is quite clear.

    The only “titles” are Mr and Mrs. Radu Duda. C’est tout !

    Long live King Michael

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