Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Royal Profile:Prince Nicholas of Romania

Prince Nicholas of Romania was born 1 April 1985 as the son of Princess Elena of Romania & Robin Medforth-Mills {Source}. He has one younger sister, Elizabeth Karina Medforth-Mills {Source}.

The young prince was primarily educated in England, where he attended Shiplake College{Source}. His university years were spent at University of London, Royal Holloway {Source}. Upon graduation, he worked for the World Challenge, and  as a waiter {Source}.

When he was 16 years old, he met his third cousin 2x removed, Queen Elizabeth II during his grandfather's 80th birthday party at Windsor Castle. Also that evening, he mingled with The Prince of Wales and Queen Sofia of Spain. 

From an early age, he had an interest in cars. During his holidays, he would spend hours in his grandfather's garage watching him maintaining his jeep collection. With his grandmother, he enjoyed fishing and golf.

On 30 December 2007, King Michael of Romania announced that his grandson would receive the title and style His Royal Highness Prince of Romania for his 25th birthday on 1 April 2010 {Source}. Also during this time, King Michael signed a new Statute of the Royal House called  Fundamental Rules of the Royal Family of Romania,  which defined the succession upon his death, replacing the out-of-date 1884 Statute{Source}. The updated line of succession placed Nicholas in third postion to succeed the throne after his aunt and mother. On 29 February 2008, Nicholas Medforth-Mills declared in an interview with the Romanian daily newspaper Cotidianul that if the Romanian people asked him to become a King, he wouldn't refuse. The Romanian press referred to him as "Prince Nicholas," even before he actually held the title.

Nicholas lives in Romania {Source} and speaks fluent Romanian and English {Source}.

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