Romanian royal family

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Romanian Royalty
House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen - House of Romania
King Carol I
Queen
    Elisabeth of Wied
Children
    Princess Maria
King Ferdinand I
Queen
    Marie of Edinburgh
Children
    Carol II
    Elisabeth, Queen of the Hellenes
    Maria, Queen of Yugoslavia
    Nicholas, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
    Princess Ileana
    Prince Mircea
Carol II
Children
    King Michael I
King Michael I
Queen
    Anne of Bourbon-Parma
Children
    Crown Princess Margareta
    Princess Elena
    Princess Sophie
    Princess Maria
Grandchildren
    Prince Nicholas

The former Romanian royal family, a branch of the Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen dynasty, ruled Romania until 1947, when the country became a republic.

Members of the former royal family include the former King Michael of Romania, his consort Queen Anne, and several of their daughters. Some descendants have adopted the surname "of Romania." There are also descendants of Michael's older half-brother Carol Lambrino (also known as "Carol Hohenzollern" and "Carol Mircea Grigore of Romania" or, in Romanian, al României, on his amended Romanian birth certificate)[1]), whose legitimacy was disputed and who were not recognised as members of the royal family during the monarchy by King Ferdinand, King Carol II or by King Michael.

Michael publicly renounced for himself, the former queen and their five daughters any claim to the titles of "Prince/Princess of Hohenzollern", styles which were not recognised under German laws since 1919 but had been attributed, along with the Romanian royal titles, to members of the Romanian dynasty in such subsequently published sources as the Almanach de Gotha and Burke's Guide to the Royal Family[2]

Descendants of the former royal family[edit]

Daughters of Romania's kings, such as Margareta, Elena, Irina and Sophie, as well as their descendants, had no rights of succession to the Romanian throne during the monarchy's existence in accordance with the Salic law enshrined in both the defunct royal Romanian Constitution of 1923 and the defunct Statute of the Romanian royal house, dated 1884. On 30 December 2007 in a private ceremony,[3][4] King Michael issued a declaration in the form of a statute,[5] (an act of symbolic significance in the absence of its approval by the Parliament)[6][7] promulgating new Fundamental Rules of the Royal Family of Romania,[8]

Michael therein purported to add his daughters and grandchildren to the line of succession to Romania's former throne and to the headship of the former Royal House, further explicitly banning any other foreigners belonging to any other royal or princely house from succeeding. On the same occasion he asked the Romanian Parliament to abolish the Salic law, should it consider restoring the monarchy (see "Line of succession to the Romanian throne"). By the same act, Michael designated his grandson Nicholas de Roumanie Medforth-Mills as a future member of the deposed Royal Family and future "Prince of Romania" with the style of Royal Highness, effective either on his 25th birthday, 1 April 2010, or upon Michael's death, whichever might occur sooner. Children and consorts of the members of the family who do not bear a royal title are not recognised as members of the former Royal Family according to the new rules.

Family of Carol Mircea Hohenzollern[edit]

  • Paul-Philippe of Romania (born 1948), son of Carol Mircea Lambrino
    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 Lambrino

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
1903Nicholas-09.jpg
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
Royal standard of Romania (Queen, 1922 model).svg
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
Nicolae.jpeg
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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