The King has never respected the Romanian laws of succession. He gave his daughters succession rights against the laws set down when Romania was a monarchy.
Then King Michael made his grandson an heir and gave him a title and then took it away at whim, with no proper explanation. The King’s daughter Irina had inheritance rights, then those of her AND her children were taken away at whim because of an indiscretion on Irina’s part, not her children.
When it comes to succession rights, Michael has behaved like a family dictator, gifting rights and then taking them away from individuals when it suits him.
It is creating a dangerous precedent for his descendants and given Michael’s own problems with his half sibling and his descendants, you would have thought he’d know better than to store up future family conflict.
I’m not sure why we should assume, then that after Margarita, her sister Elena’s descendants will have priority in the next generation. Surely it will be whoever is best suited to cooperate with Margarita and Radu?
At the moment that seems to be Margarita’s youngest sister.
If we assume Nicholas is out for good (being called immoral by her grandfather is hard to recover from, unless Nicholas can twist that his grandfather was controlled by Prince Radu, that might work given Radu’s unpopularity), why would Karina get mixed up with her grandfather and aunt and commit herself and her future to Romania?
After what happened to her brother?
Nicholas put in a decade of work trying to re-brand himself as a Romanian and a Prince and it all got ripped away from him.
On a separate note are Irina and her children just going to sit back and allow the others to inherit everything when the King dies? I am sure that a canny lawyer might be able to assist them and cause lots of problems and drag matters out in an embarrassing way.
Of course we could see the resurgence of Nicholas when the King dies. Will he position himself as an alternative to his aunt and her unpopular husband?
On paper the King and his eldest daughter have managed to position themselves at the heart of Romanian society. If Margarita had children of her own, it might have been easier but she doesn’t.
By behaving the way they have done, the King and Margarita have potentially created powerful enemies within their own family, who could cause significant problems in the future.
You would have thought they would have planned better.
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