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Prince Nicholas Craig von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, prince of Romania

Russian: Николай Румынский Гогенцоллерн-Зигмаринген, prince of Romania
Birthplace: Peleș Castle, Sinaia, Romania
Death: June 09, 1978 (74)
Madrid, Espagña
Place of Burial: Sinaia, Romania
Immediate Family:

Son of Ferdinand von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen I, König von Romania and Maria Alexandra Victoria von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha, Princess, Queen Consort of Romania
Husband of Johanna of Romania and Maria Thereza Lisboa Figueira de Mello
Brother of Carol II Caraiman of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, King of Romania; Elisabeth Charlotte Josephine Alexandra Victoria von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Queen of the Hellenes; Queen Maria of Yugoslavia; HRH Princess Ileana of Romania and Prince Mircea of James von Hohenzollern

Occupation: Prince of Romania
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About Prince Nicholas of Romania

Nationale Auszeichnungen Rumänien House of Romania : Ritter Großkreuz des Ordens von Carol I [3] - 1937 widerrufen

 Rumänien : Großoffizier des Stern von Rumänien [4] - 1937 widerrufen 

Rumänien Haus Rumänien : Großoffizier des Ordens der Krone [5] - 1937 widerrufen

 Rumänien : Medaille des Ordens von Michael der Tapfere, 2. Klasse - im Jahr 1937 widerrufen 
 Rumänien : Air Marshal Badge des rumänischen Air Force - Posten 1937 widerrufen 
Außen Ehrungen   Belgien : Großartige Kette des Ordens von Leopold 
 Tschechische Republik : Großkreuz des Ordens des Weißen Löwen 
 Frankreich : Großkreuz der Ehrenlegion 
 Malta : Großkreuz Bailli Souveräner Malteserorden 
 Polen : Ritter Großkreuz des Ordens des Weißen Adlers 
 Königreich Jugoslawien : 2. Klasse der Orden des Stern von Karađorđe 
Ehren Military Rank und andere Auszeichnungen   Vereinigtes Königreich : Ehren Lieutenant Abzeichen der britischen Royal Navy 
 Rumänien : 1'st Präsident des rumänischen Kennel Club 

Prince Nicholas of Romania was the second son of King Ferdinand and Queen Marie of Romania.

King Ferdinand's first son, Carol, renounced his rights of succession in 1925, so when Ferdinand died in 1927 he was succeeded as king by Carol's five year old son, Michael. Because of Michael's youth, a regency council had to be formed, and Prince Nicholas was forced to abandon his career in the British navy in order to return home to serve on the council.

Nicholas resented having to abandon his naval career and had no interest in politics. He was therefore at first delighted when Carol returned home to Romania in June 1930, becoming King Carol II and thus putting an end to the regency arrangement.

However, the cordial relations between Nicholas and Carol were short-lived. Nicholas wanted to marry a divorced woman but was aware that it might be embarrassing for Carol to have to authorize such a marriage. Carol himself suggested that the couple should marry without first seeking his consent (even though members of the royal family were required to obtain the king's consent before marrying). Carol had intimated that in these circumstances he would accept the marriage as a fait accompli, but after the wedding Carol promptly used it as an excuse to deprive Nicholas of his royal privileges and to exile him from Romania for a time.

Nicholas eventually married twice: in 1931 to Ioana Dumitrescu-Doletti (1902-63) and in 1967 to Thereza Figueira de Mello, with no issue of either marriage. He died in Madrid in 1978.

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Prince Nicholas of Romania's Timeline

August 5, 1903
Sinaia, Romania
June 9, 1978
Age 74
Madrid, Espagña
June 15, 1978
Age 74
Sinaia, Romania