Genealogy of the Royal Family of Romania1

House of Hohenzollern


HM King Carol I of RomaniaHM Carol I King of Romania, Prince of Hohenzollern
(Born as: HSH Karl Eitel Friedrich Zephyrinus Ludwig Prince von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen)
(Since April 20th, 1866:) HSH Carol I Prince of Romania, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
(Since September 3rd, 1869:) HSH Carol I Prince of Romania, Prince of Hohenzollern
* Sigmaringen, April 20th, 1839
† Pelesch Castle, Sinaia, October 10th, 1914
Prince of Romania (elected: April 20th, 1866); King of Romania (proclaimed: March 26th, 1881)

HM Queen Elisabeth of Romania née Princess zu WiedMarried:

Neuwied, November 15th, 1869:
HSH
Elisabeth Princess zu Wied
* Neuwied, December 29th, 1843
† Curtea de Arges, March 3rd, 1916
(Known as the writer Carmen Sylva)

Child from this marriage:

  1. HSH Marie Princess of Romania, Princess of Hohenzollern
    * Bucharest, September 8th, 1870
    † Pelesch Castle, Sinaia, April 9th, 1874

HM King Ferdinand I of RomaniaHM Ferdinand I Viktor Albert Meinrad King of Romania, Prince of Hohenzollern ("Nando")
(Born as: HSH Ferdinand Viktor Albert Meinrad Prince von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen)
(Since September 3rd, 1869:) HSH Ferdinand Viktor Albert Meinrad Prince von Hohenzollern
(Since 1889:) HRH Ferdinand Viktor Albert Meinrad Crown Prince of Romania, Prince of Hohenzollern
* Sigmaringen, August 24th, 1865
† Sinaia, July 20th, 1927
Crown Prince of Romania 1889
King of Romania, October 10th, 1914

HM Queen Mary née Princess of Great BritainMarried:

(civil, Roman Catholic and Anglican) Schloß Sigmaringen, Sigmaringen, January 10th, 1893:
HRH
Mary Alexandra Victoria Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duchess of Saxony ("Missy")
* Eastwell Park, Kent, October 29th, 1875
† The Pelisor, Sinaia, July 18th, 1938

HM Queen Elisabeta of Greece née Princess of RomaniaChildren from this marriage:

  1. HM Carol II King of Romania, Prince of Hohenzollern
  2. HRH Elisabeta Charlotte Josephine Alexandra Victoria Princess of Romania, Princess of Hohenzollern
    * Pelesch Castle, Sinaia, October 11th n.s., 1894
    † Villa Rose Alba, Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, November 15th, 1956

    HM King Giorgios IIMarried:

    Bucharest, February 27th, 1921:
    HM
    Giorgios II King of the Hellenes
    (Born as: HRH Giorgios Prince of Greece and Denmark)
    (Since March 18th, 1913:) HRH Giorgios Crown Prince of Greece, Prince of Denmark
    * Tatoi Palace near Athens, June 19th n.s., 1890
    † Royal Palace, Athens, April 1st, 1947
    Crown Prince of Greece, March 18th, 1913 - June 11th, 1917 and since December 19th, 1920
    King of the Hellenes, September 27th, 1922 (left Greece, March 25th, 1923; restored to the throne, November 3rd, 1935; forced to leave Greece again following the German invasion, April 23rd, 1941; recalled to the throne, September 28th, 1946)
    (Divorced: Bucharest, July 6th, 1935)

  3. HM Queen Marie of Yugoslavia née Princess of RomaniaHRH Marie Princess of Romania, Princess of Hohenzollern ("Mignon")
    * Schloß Friedenstein, Gotha, January 8th, 1900
    † London, June 22nd, 1961

    HM King Aleksandar IMarried:

    Belgrade, June 8th, 1922:
    HM
    Aleksandar I King of Yugoslavia
    (Born as: Aleksandar Karadjordjevic)
    (Since June 15th n.s., 1903:) HRH Aleksandar Prince of Serbia
    (Since March 28th n.s., 1909:) HRH Aleksandar Crown Prince of Serbia
    (Since November 24th, 1918:) HRH Aleksandar Crown Prince of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
    (Since August 16th, 1921:) HM Aleksandar I King of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
    * Cetinje, December 16th n.s., 1888
    † (assassinated) Marseille, October 9th, 1934
    Crown Prince of Serbia, March 28th n.s., 1909; Crown Prince of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, November 24th, 1918
    King of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, August 16th, 1921; King of Yugoslavia, October 3rd, 1929

  4. HRH Prince Nikolae of Romania (© V&A Museum, London)HRH Nicolae Prince of Romania, Prince of Hohenzollern ("Nicky")
    (Since April 9th, 1937:) Nicolae Brana
    (Since June 10th, 1942:) Nicolae Hohenzollern
    (Since January 15th, 1947:) HRH Nicolae Prince of Hohenzollern
    * Pelesch Castle, Sinaia, August 18th, 1903
    † Madrid, July 9th, 1978
    Prince Regent of Romania, July 20th, 1927 - June 8th, 1930 (for his nephew King
    Mihai I)
    Deprived of the style and title HRH Prince of Romania by decision of the Crown Council and assumed the surname Brana, April 9th, 1937; assumed the surname Hohenzollern, June 10th, 1942; assumed - with the approval of HH The Prince von Hohenzollern - the style and title HRH Prince of Hohenzollern, January 15th, 1947

    Married:

    1. Tohani, October 24th, 1931:
      Joana Lucia Dumitrescu-Doletti
      * Bucharest, September 24th, 1902
      † Lausanne, February 19th, 1963
    2. Lausanne, July 13th, 1967:
      Thereza Lisboa Figueira de Mello
      * Rome, June 10th, 1913
      † Madrid, March 30th, 1997
  5. HRH Ileana Princess of Romania, Princess of Hohenzollern
  6. HRH Mircea Prince of Romania, Prince of Hohenzollern
    * Bucharest, January 3rd, 1913
    † Buftea near Bucharest, November 2nd, 1916

HM King Carol II of RomaniaHM Carol II King of Romania, Prince of Hohenzollern
* Pelesch Castle, Sinaia, October 15th n.s., 1893
† Estoril, April 4th, 1953
Crown Prince of Romania, October 14th, 1914 (renounced his right of succession, December 25th, 1925; returned to Romania and reclaimed his rights, June 6th, 1930)
King of Romania, June 8th, 1930 (abdicated: September 6th, 1940)

HM Queen Elena of Romania née Princess of GreeceMarried:

  1. Pokrovska Church, Odessa, August 31st, 1918:
    Joana Marie Valentina (Zizi) Lambrino
    * Roman, October 3rd, 1898
    † Paris, March 11th, 1953
    (Annulled: April 13th, 1919)
  2. Athens, March 10th, 1921:
    HRH
    Elena Princess of Greece and Denmark ("Sitta")
    * Athens, May 2nd n.s., 1896
    † Lausanne, November 28th, 1982
    (Divorced: Bucharest, June 21st, 1928)
  3. (civil) Rio de Janeiro, July 3rd, 1947 and (religious) Lisbon, August, 18th, 1949:
    Elena Lupescu
    * Hertza, Moldavia, September 15th, 1899
    † Villa Mar y Sol, Estoril, June 29th, 1977
    Granted the style and title HRH Princess of Hohenzollern by HH The Prince von Hohenzollern

Child from the first marriage:

  1. Mircea Gregor Carol Lambrino
    (Since December 17th, 1955:) Mircea Gregor Carol Hohenzollern
    * Bucharest, January 8th, 1920
    (His legitimacy was recognized by court, Paris, December 17th, 1955)

    Married:

    1. Paris, March 22nd, 1944:
      Hélène Henriëtte Nagavitzine
      * Paris, May 26th, 1925
      (Divorced: Paris, May 3rd, 1960)
    2. (civil) Saínt Maur-sur-Loire, Eu-et-Loire and (religious) Romanian Church, Paris, December 20th, 1960:
      Thelma Jeanne Williams
      * Nashville, Tennessee, November 15th, 1930
      † Rutland Regional Medical Center, Rutland, Vermont, June 5th, 1988
      (Divorced: 1977)
    3. (civil) Fulham Town Hall, London, June 27th, 1984:
      Antonia Colville
      * Bracken, Church Crookham, Hampshire, May 29th, 1939

    Child from the first marriage:

    1. Paul Philippe Hohenzollern
      (Born as: Paul Philippe Lambrino)
      * Paris, August 13th, 1948

      Married:

      (civil and religious) Bucharest, September 15th, 1996:
      Lia Georgia Triff
      * Great Lakes, Illinois, February 23rd, 1949

    Child from the second marriage:

    1. Ion George Nicholas Alexander Hohenzollern
      * St. Mary's Hospital, Poole, Dorset, September 1st, 1961

Child from the second marriage:

  1. HM Mihai I King of Romania, Prince of Hohenzollern

HM King Mihai IHM Mihai I King of Romania, Prince of Hohenzollern
(Born as: HRH Mihai Prince of Romania, Prince of Hohenzollern)
(Between December 25th, 1925 and July 20th, 1927 and between June 8th, 1930 and September 6th, 1940:) HRH Mihai Crown Prince of Romania, Prince of Hohenzollern
* The Foishor, Sinaia, October 25th, 1921
Crown Prince of Romania, December 25th, 1925
King of Romania, July 20th, 1927 (deposed by his father: June 8th, 1930)
Crown Prince of Romania, June 8th, 1930
King of Romania (second reign), September 6th, 1940 (forced to leave Romania: December 30th, 1947)

HM Queen Anne of Romania née Princess de Bourbon de ParmeMarried:

Royal Palace, Athens, June 10th, 1948:
HRH
Anne Antoinette Françoise Charlotte Princess de Bourbon de Parme
* Paris, September 18th, 1923

HRH Princess Margarita of RomaniaChildren from this marriage:

  1. HRH Margarita Princess of Romania, Princess of Hohenzollern
    * Mont Choisi Clinic, Lausanne, March 26th, 1949

    Radu Duda Prince von Hohenzollern-VeringenMarried:

    (civil) Versoix, Geneva, July 24th and (religious) St. Gherassimos Church, Lausanne, September 21st, 1996:
    Radu Duda
    * Iasi, June 7th, 1960
    Created Prince von Hohenzollern-Veringen by HH The Prince von Hohenzollern, January 1st, 1999

  2. HRH Elena Princess of Romania, Princess of Hohenzollern
    * Mont Choisi Clinic, Lausanne, November 15th, 1950

    Married:

    1. (civil) Durham, July 20th and (religious) Greek Orthodox Church, Lausanne, September 24th, 1983:
      Leslie Robin Medforth-Mills
      * Sproatley, Yorkshire, December 8th, 1942
      (Divorced: November 28th, 1991)
    2. Peterlee, Durham, August 14th, 1998:
      Alexander Phillips Nixon McAteer
      * Easington, Durham, October 22nd, 1964

    Children from the first marriage:2

    1. Nicholas Michael de Roumanie Medforth-Mills
      * Meyrin, Geneva, April 1st, 1985
    2. Elizabeth Karina de Roumanie Medforth-Mills
      * Princess Mary Maternity Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, January 4th, 1989 
  3. HRH Irina Princess of Romania, Princess of Hohenzollern
    * Mont Choisi Clinic, Lausanne, February 28th, 1953

    Married:

    (civil) Scottsdale, Arizona, October 4th, 1983 and (religious) Holy Trinity Church, Phoenix, Arizona, February 11th, 1984:
    John Kreuger
    * Solna, August 3rd, 1945

    Children from this marriage:

    1. Michael Torsten de Roumanie Kreuger
      * Bay Area Hospital, Coos Bay, Oregon, February 25th, 1985
    2. Angelica Margareta Bianca de Roumanie Kreuger
      * Bay Area Hospital, Coos Bay, Oregon, December 29th, 1986
  4. HRH Sophia Princess of Romania, Princess of Hohenzollern
    * Tatoi Palace near Athens, October 28th, 1957

    Married:

    (civil) Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, August 29th, 1998:
    Alain Michel Léonce Biarneix de Laufenborg
    * Nancy, July 10th, 1957

    Child from this marriage:

    1. Elisabeta-Maria Bianca Elena Biarneix de Laufenborg
      * Paris, August 15th, 1999
  5. HRH Princess MariaHRH Maria Princess of Romania, Princess of Hohenzollern
    * Hellerup Hospital, Hellerup, July 13th, 1964

    Married:

    Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, New York City, New York, September 16th, 1995:
    Kazimierz Wieslaw Mystkowski
    * Las-Toczylowo, Lomza, September 13th, 1958
    (Divorced: 2000)


Footnotes:

  1. With special thanks to Arturo Beeche, Hein Bruins, Marlene Eilers Koenig, Brigitte Gastel Lloyd, Netty Leistra, Paul Theroff and Roberto Ortiz de Zarate.
  2. The children bear the surname "de Roumanie Medforth-Mills" and prefer to be known by the surname "de Roumanie".

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Last updated: December 10th, 2001.

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