Margarita, her husband and her nephew Nicholas are the three members of the family outside the king himself who have been active in Romania on behalf of the monarchy. If it ever was reinstated im sure Michael's line would be the first candidate. The Hohenzollern branch would never have any chance (nor have they shown any interest in their potential succession rights under the 1923 constitution).
A return to the monarchical system would be with a new constitution and not with that of 1923 excluding the daughters based on their gender might see a European court case. Michael altered the house laws to give the monarchy a chance in Romania. Irina and her children never showed much interest in their potential future realm (unlike Margarita, Elena and Nicholas).
As Head of the House Michael is free to act after a member of the house (princess Irina) was convicted of a crime.
Can you imagine the Princess Royal, Princess Christina of Sweden, Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands or the Infanta Elena of Spain being convicted for a similar crime? I don't think that would remain without consequences for the princess either. We've already seen Infanta Christina ostracised without a conviction.
: i do not think that the future of the dynasty
: was assured as the princes of hohenzollern
: had no connection to romania. we are not any
: linger in the 19th, early 20th century where
: royal families can be exported. your concept
: does not correspond to present
: circumstances. if a dynasty wants to ensure
: its survival than it can not stick to
: defunct cinstitutions and has to move with
: times. the ruling houses do and especially
: the former ruling houses have to do if they
: want to have a chance to be restored. king
: miachel is not inly a fine man but a wise
: one too.
: with regards to irina walker hand her family
: i am not sure how this was hanled. for
: certain is that that this family in quite
: what one calls "tt" but besides
: that that they have nothing to do with
: romania. of course one could have let the
: children stay in line.
: whether the romanian rf or another can
: acutually be restored, is a quite difficult
: question to answer, but i suppose one did
: not want to ruin the changes how big they
: ever may be. the closeness to ponta is for
: me however more problematic. if ponta is
: elected president,,i do not believe he will
: step down for the sake of the
: crownpricncess.... it looks for that he is
: fishing for the support of royalty inclined
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: But they have after the changes made in
: very wise move by the King to ensure the
: future of the dynasty.
: The succession is and was assured through
: the Princely House of Hohenzollern, just as
: it was when Michael's grandfather succeeded
: the childless first Hohenzollern King of
: Romania. Michael is a fine man and I can see
: why he would want to elevate his own
: descendants but it is in contradiction to
: the last monarchic constitution. He cannot
: change the succession at will.
: If Romania restores a descendant of Michael
: to the throne then it would amount to a
: change of dynasty. If Michael is restored
: then the succession can actually be changed.
: If Michael dies and the Prince of
: Hohenzollern declares himself HRH The Prince
: of Romania, he would have a perfectly
: legitimate case on account of the last
: monarchic constitution.
: I think Marlene explained that the children
: of Irina Walker do not seem to be interested
: in succession rights. So it is hardly a
: Interested or not, it is not fair to deprive
: an entire line because of the actions of one
: individual. Particularly when the grand
: gesture of "changing" the
: succession was based on present value of
: They do not seem to be an asset for the RF.
: And as polls suggest that the RF has a
: chance to be restored the RF seems to want
: to distance itself from that branch of the
: I'll believe it when I see it. There at
: other royal families much more likely to be
: restored in my opinion.
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