King Mihai has withdrawn his grandson Nicholas (photo) the title of “Prince of Romania”. According to a release of His Majesty King Mihai I’s Press Office sent to Agerpres on Monday, “On August 1, 2015, His Majesty King Mihai I signed a document withdrawing his grandson Nicholas, son of Princess Elena, the title of ‘Prince of Romania’ and the style of ‘His Royal Highness’.”
The King also excluded Nicholas from the line of succession to the Crown of Romania. These decisions came into force on the same day, the cited source points out.
“As Head of Romania’s Royal House and Family, King Mihai made the aforementioned decisions thinking about Romania of the times to come after the rule and life of his daughter Margareta, the Crown Custodian. His Majesty said that the Royal Family and the Romanian society of those times will need a rule under the sign of modesty, well-thought, abiding by moral principles and respect, and always considering others. Keeping the same affection for his grandson, King Mihai hopes that Nicholas will find in the coming years a suited way to serve his ideals and to use the qualities God bestowed upon him,” the source shows.
Princess Elena, Nicholas’ mother, received the notification of this decision through a personal letter sent by King Mihai, the release also informs.
Prince Nicholas was born on April 1, 1985, in Geneva, son of Princess Elena and of Professor and UN expert Robin Leslie Medforth-Mills.
In 2010, upon his turning 25, King Mihai I conferred him the title of “Prince of Romania” with the “Royal Highness” style, during a ceremony that took place at the Elisabeta Palace in Bucharest.
Since 2007, according to the Fundamental Rules of the Royal Family of Romania, Prince Nicholas had been the third in line to the Crown of Romania.