Further Statements Regarding Romania’s Former Prince Nicolae
Following Monday’s announcement that King Michael of Romania had removed his grandson, Nicholas, from the succession to the defunct Romanian throne, as well as stripping him of his title, much discussion was had – and is still being had – about the circumstances of why the action was taken.
Nicholas Medforth-Mills released a statement of his own on the matter, stating that “this decision, which I accept, comes after a period in while I have reflected on the future of the country and our Royal House” and that the position “demanded that I lead my life in a way that I found difficult to assume.”
The former Prince also thanked the Romanian people for their support, trust and hopes, as well as the public authorities he dealt with during his five years as a Romanian Prince in support of his charity work. “I shall continue to dedicate myself to ecological, charitable and youth work, about which I have learned so many things during my time in Romania,” Nicholas also said.
A spokesperson for the royal house, Ioan-Luca Vlad, spoke with the media, clarifying that there is still a line of succession beyond Crown Princess Margarita, King Michael’s eldest daughter (the initial communications were in Romanian, which led to some incorrect online translations of the official statement until it was provided fully in English). He also stated that the Head of the House has the option to select an heir based on what they deem best, and that the King’s decision now allows Mr Medforth-Mills to “pursue his goals in a private capacity.”
There have been a number of theories as to why King Michael took this action regarding his grandson, from jealous family members to the former Prince having gambling debts. At this stage, it is unlikely that we will learn the real reason for the removal, and will have to wait some years to see the direction the Romanian Royal House goes in.
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Tagged Mihai I of Romania, Nicholas Medforth-Mills, Succession, Titles.