Royal House’s Statute: Princess Margareta remains Custodian of Romania’s Crown, after death of King Mihai I

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Princess Margareta remains the Custodian of the Crown of Romania, following the death of King Mihai I, according to Article 2, paragraph 4 of the Statute of the Royal House of Romania, promulgated by the signature of the former sovereign, in December 2007.

“Heir to the helm of the Royal House of Romania is Her Royal Highness Margareta, the Crown Princess of Romania (jure sanguinis), who will be from now on and will remain, after my death, Custodian of the Crown of Romania (ad personam)”, reads the document, posted on the website romaniaregala.ro and signed by King Mihai.

The statute specifies in article 1 paragraph 2 that “the head of the Royal House of Romania, according to all the practices and conventions of today, is de jure or de facto Sovereign, in terms of authority over the Royal House of Romania, at any moment.”

“Immediately after the death of the Head of the Royal House of Romania, without any subsequent proclamation, the Heir Apparent or the Heir Presumptive, function of who will be alive and the first in the line of succession at that time, will receive from that moment the title and the appellation of King or Queen, regardless of the position of the Family as a reigning or non-reigning Dynasty, and regardless of whether he/she will later choose to use such a title or appellation or not,” reads the Statute of the Royal House of Romania, promulgated by the signature of His Majesty King Mihai I of Romania, in order to succeed all other Statutes and Laws of the House, starting with December 30, 2007.

In the case of a future woman as Head of the Royal House of Romania, her consort will receive the title of “His Royal Highness Prince Consort of Romania” (ad personam), according to Article 1 (7), title, rank and appellation that will precede any other title, Romanian or foreign, which he may have during the marriage and only during the lifetime of his wife and only as long as she remains Head of the Romanian Royal House.

The current consort of the Crown Princess of the Royal House of Romania is His Royal Highness Radu, Prince of Romania (ad personam).

The line of succession to the throne and to the helm of the Royal House of Romania is the one thus established, according to the Statute of the Royal House: 1 – HRH Crown Princess Margareta of Romania, Custodian of the Crown of Romania; 2 – HRH Princess Elena of Romania; 3 – Elisabeta Karina de Roumanie; 4 – HRH Princess Sofia of Romania; 5 – Elisabeta Maria Biarneix; 6 – HRH Princess Maria of Romania.