- Sep 13, 2008
- United Kingdom
Whatever the truth (and I doubt we'll ever find out what really occurred here), in recent years the Romanian people seemed to be warming to the idea of constitutional monarchy and to the proposed incumbents. Now the King has shattered that with one signature. And frankly, I think it's tainted his legacy.
I confess to having similar thoughts on and off since we heard this news - it worries me that the decision was made too quickly and needn't have been at all.
By all accounts, Nicolae's interests - personally and outside Romania - did not seem to affect the way people thought about him, there was no imminent restoration of the monarchy that would require his having to give up such interests and spend more time doing royal-related duties. I can't see why he could not have carried on as he was for a few more years and step things up when Michael died - or indeed until Margarita got older and needed more help.