Romanian royal family

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The Royal House of Romania
Kingdom of Romania - Big CoA.svg

Michael I
Queen Consort:
    Anne
Children
    Princess Margareta
    Princess Elena
    Princess Irina
    Princess Sofia
    Princess Maria
Grandchildren
    Nicholas de Roumanie Medforth-Mills
    Karina de Roumanie Medforth-Mills
    Michael de Roumanie Kreuger
    Angelica de Roumanie Kreuger
    Elisabeta-Maria Biarneix
Romanian Royalty
House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Carol I
Queen
    Elisabeth of Wied
Children
    Princess Maria
Ferdinand
Queen
    Marie of Edinburgh
Children
    Carol II
    Elisabeth, Queen of the Hellenes
    Maria, Queen of Yugoslavia
    Nicholas, Prinz von Hohenzolllern
    Ileana, Archduchess of Austria
    Prince Mircea
Carol II
Children
    Michael
Michael
Queen
    Anne of Bourbon-Parma
Children
    Crown Princess Margareta
    Princess Elena, Mrs. McAteer
    Princess Irina, Mrs. Walker
    Princess Sofia
    Princess Maria

The former Romanian royal family, a branch of the house of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, ruled Romania until 1947, when the country became a republic. Today there is no royal family of Romania, but descendants of the former royal family live in various countries, although they hold no official status any longer.

Descendants of the former royal family include the former King Michael of Romania. Some of these descendants have privately adopted the surname "of Romania." There is also an illegitimate non-royal branch which descends from Michael's older half-brother Carol Mircea Hohenzollern (also known as "Carol Mircea Grigore of Romania", al României in Romanian, on his amended Romanian birth certificate[1]), whose members have never been recognised as part of the royal family by King Ferdinand, King Carol II or by King Michael. The former king, former queen and their five daughters renounced publicly any claim to the defunct titles Prince and Princess of Hohenzollern. These titles, however, were already defunct under German law since 1919, before the birth of any living descendants of the family.

Descendants of the former royal family[edit]

The children of Princess Elena, Princess Irina, and Princess Sophie have no rights to the Romanian throne according to both the defunct royal Constitution of 1923 and the defunct Law of the Statute of the Romanian royal house dated 1884. On December 30, 2007 in a private ceremony,[2][3] King Michael signed into effect a new such Statute,[4] an act with eminently symbolic importance in the absence of its approval by the Parliament[5][6] requested by Michael himself, in an attempt to replace the old 1884 Law of the Statute. Through the new Statute called Fundamental Rules of the Royal Family of Romania,[7] Michael decreed his grandchildren into the line of succession to the throne and to the headship of the Royal House and explicitly banned any other foreign prince belonging to any other royal or princely house from succeeding. On the same occasion he asked the Romanian Parliament to change the Salic law should it consider restoring the monarchy (see "Line of succession to the Romanian throne"). Through the same act, Michael also designated Nicholas de Roumanie Medforth-Mills as a future member of the Royal Family and future "Prince of Romania" with a "Royal Highness" style effective either on his 25th birthday, April 1, 2010, or upon Michael's death, whichever occurs sooner. Children or consorts of the members of the royal family of Romania who do not bear a Royal title, are not recognized as members of the Royal Family according to the new rules, but only as members of the larger family of King Michael I and of the Royal House.

Family of Carol Mircea Hohenzollern[edit]

  • Paul-Philippe of Romania (born 1948), son of Carol Mircea Hohenzollern
    Lia-Georgia Hohenzollern (née Triff) (born 1949), wife of Paul
    • Carol Ferdinand al Romanai (born 2010), son of Paul
  • Alexander Hohenzollern (born 1961), son of Carol Mircea Hohenzollern

Deceased members of the royal family[edit]

Family tree[edit]

Flag of Hohenzollern-Hechingen and Sigmaringen.png Schloss Sigmaringen Wappen.jpg
Karl Anton
b.1811 - d.1885
Karl Anton von Hohenzollern.jpg
Prince of
Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen

r.1848–1849

Prince of Hohenzollern
r.1869–1885
Josephine of Baden
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b.1813-d.1900
Antónia
of Portugal

Antoniabraganca1845 1913.jpg
b.1845 – d.1913
Leopold
LeopoldHS.jpg
b.1835 – d.1905
Stephanie
EstefaniadePortugal.jpg
b.1837 – d.1859
Principality of Romania - 1872 CoA.svgRoyal standard of Romania (King, 1881 model).svgRoyal monogram of Carol I of Romania.svg
Carol I
b.1839 – d.1914
Carol I King of Romania.jpg
Domnitor of the United Principalities
r.1866-1881
King of Romania
r.1881-1914
Elisabeth of Wied
b.1843 - d.1916
Regina Elisabeta - Foto01.jpg
Queen consort of Romania
1869 – 1914
Anton
1841–1866
Friedrich
1843–1904
Maria Luise
n.1845 – d.1912
William
b.1864–d.1927
Prince of Hohenzollernn
r.1905–1927
Kingdom of Romania - Big CoA.svgRoyal standard of Romania (King, 1881 model).svgRoyal monogram of Ferdinand I of Romania.svg
Ferdinand
b.1865 - d.1927
King Ferdinand of Romania.jpg
King of Romania
1914-1927
Queen Mary
b.1875-d.1938
Queen Mary of Romania 2.jpg
Queen consort of Romania
1914–1927
Karl Anton
KarlAntonHohenz.jpg
b.1868-d.1919
Maria
Printesa Maria a Romaniei.jpg
b.1870 – d.1874
Zizi Lambrino
b.1898–d.1953
Kingdom of Romania - Big CoA.svgRoyal standard of Romania (King, 1922 model).svg
Carol II
b.1893 - d.1953
King Carol II of Romania.jpg
king of Romania
1930-1940
Royal standard of Romania (Queen Mother, 1941 model).svg
Helen
b.1896 – d.1982
Queen Helen of Romania.jpg
Queen Mother of Romania
1928–1982
Magda Lupescu
b.1895 – d.1977
Elisabeth
b.1894 — d.1956
Elisabeta a Romaniei.jpg
Queen consort of Greece
1922–1924
Maria
b.1900 — d.1961
Kraljica marija.jpg
Queen consort of Yugoslavia
1922-1934
Nicholas
b.1903 - d.1978
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Member of the Regency
1927-1930
Ileana
Printesa Ileana de Romania.jpg
b.1909– d.1991
Mircea
Princess Ileana and Prince Mircea.jpeg
b.1913—d.1916
Carol Lambrino
b.1920–d.2006
Kingdom of Romania - Big CoA.svgRoyal standard of Romania (King, 1922 model).svgRoyal Monogram of King Michael of Romania.svg
Michael I
b.1921
Mihai.jpg
King of Romania
1927–1930; 1940–1947
Anne of Bourbon-Parma
b.1923
Paul
b.1948
Alexander
b.1961
Royal Standard of the Crown Princess of Romania.svgRoyal Monogram of Princess Margarita Of Romania.svg
Margareta
Princess Margarita of Romania.JPG
b.1949
Elena
b.1950
Irina
b.1953
Sophie
b.1957
Maria
b.1964
Carol
Ferdinand
Nicholas
b.1985
Elisabeta-Karina
b.1989
Michael
b.1985
Angelica-Margaretta
b.1986
Elisabeth-Maria
b.1999
Kohen (b.2012)
Courtney (b.2007)
Diana (b. 2011)

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