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The King’s behaviour in recent years is rather difficult to rationale and the treatment of Prince Nicholas and the children of Princess Irina in his name was extremely cruel and malicious.
Given his own terrible experience with his father, you almost want to believe that King Michael is a better man than that and perhaps because of his advanced age has come under a negative influence.
We shall see.
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: You seem to be suggesting that the Head of
: Family will suddenly show respect for the
: traditional rules of succession, when in the
: past decade there is no evidence of this.
: 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
: 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
: 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
: You would have thought they would have
: planned better.
: I have begun to get the distinct impression
: that, given his autocratic and erratic
: behaviour towards his own family, King
: Michael would not necessarily have made a
: good constitutional monarch for a modern,
: democratic Romania.
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