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Re: Romanian succession
User logged in as Johan
The old constitution required the heir to be of the Orthodox faith and not to have declined the throne.
Im not aware of any prince of the Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen branch who is Orthodox so no prince of that line would fit the old rules either.
In the case no Orthodox male heir of Carol I or of his brothers exists the throne can be offered to a member of an Eastern European monarchy. In that case the succession of Margarita is possible. The English translation of the article did not specify that the throne could only be offered to a man.
The last King of Romania was in fact succeeded by his eldest daughter, Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of Romanian Crown.
Yes, we all know what Margareta and Radu concocted with the republic during the King's final decline, but Jane was asking about "the rightful claimant of the defunct throne of the kingdom under the semi-Salic law (which) According to the 1923 constitution, the succession is in the male-line only”