Romania’s Princess Margareta will not use Queen title

Princess Margareta, the oldest daughter of the late King Michael of Romania, will not use her Queen title, the Monarhia Salveaza Romania blog reported. According to the Royal House of Romania’s status, the princess received the title of Queen after her father’s death.

King Michael I, Romania’s last sovereign, died on December 5, 2017, at his private residence in Switzerland. He was 96.

She will continue to use the title of Custodian of the Crown, which she received from King Michael personally. This shows that, as long as Romania is a republic, the royal house will remain in exile, the blog covering the local monarchy wrote.

The current status of the Royal House of Romania was adopted by King Michael on December 30, 2007, 60 years after his abdication. He then decided to break the ties to the Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen dynasty and named his daughter Margareta first in the succession line of the Royal House of Romania.

After the funeral of King Michael, Princess Margareta is set to decide on the administrative structure of the Royal House.

The Royal House only has a symbolical role in Romania today. However, the Parliament is currently discussing a bill granting the head of the Royal House the same status as that of former heads of state. The Royal House will also be granted the use of the Elisabeta Palace in Bucharest and a series of other benefits.

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