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Re: Prince Karl Friedrich of Hohenzollern not Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
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According to the 1923 Romanian constitution, he is the rightful claimant of the throne of defunct kingdom. This is just a legal statement, and those persons who are sticklers for adhering to laws prior to the abolition of the monarchy will support his royal cause.
The question is: has he actively pursued his claim on the throne of Romania? I know that his father expressed no interest; but the son is not necessarily the same as the father. What about his grandfather, Prince Friedrich? I know that his great-grandfather (Wilhelm) was the one who renounced his rights in favor of his younger brother who became King Ferdinand. But the latter's legitimate male-line descent is now extinct.
It seems that the Romanian royal succession is reversionary, like that of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (where the eldest brother similarly renounced his rights in favor of his younger brothers: the succession was to revert to his line in the event that their dynastic lines became extinct).
Karl Friedrich is Prince of Hohenzollern and not of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen; the title changed in September 1869 when the Hechingen line became extinct.
In an interview with Romanian media in June 2009, he stated that he had no interest in any claim to the Romanian throne.