King Michael of Romania has only one son Michael II of Romania who is also known as Mihai Von Hohenzollern II. Michael II descends from Queen Victoria, and the Prussian House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, which provided Romania’s first King, Carol I. King Michael I abdicated on December 30, 1947 and went into exile during communism. Michael II was born in Switzerland and raised under protection in United States. Mihai II is proud of his children and grand children that all continue to live in the United States. Now living in California, he continues to promote the interests and culture of his Romanian homeland and considers Bucharest his hometown. This is the official web site authorized by Michael II of Romania. Michael II is the Head of House for the Romanian branch of the Hohenzollern line by agnatic primogeniture law after the abdication of Michael I in 1947. However Mihai continues refer to his Father as King Michael out of respect only. You may contact Michael’s office at Mihai Von Hohenzollern II on facebook.
Contact Michael II's office: Facebook
Regele Mihai a fost silit să abdice la 30 decembrie 1947. Mihai II este singurul fiu al regele Mihai I al României. Mihai II s-a născut în Elveţia şi a fost crescut în America. Prin Legea salică, Mihai II devenit șeful Casei Regale de România după abdicarea tatălui său la 30 decembrie 1947.....JR, Site Administrator
Contact Michael II's office: Facebook
Michael II of Romania goes into exile in The US
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"Juan Carlos Paternity Suit"
With the recent discovery of exploits by Swiss banking, HSBC being at the center of the scandal of hidden accounts, it is important that the world hold those involved responsible. This scandal is very relevant to Michael II who asked the Swiss Government about securing his holdings. Their response was evasive and far from complete; however they have not denied anything. Things may suddenly reappear as suddenly as they they disappeared. Interesting... However this is a disturbing pattern that has continued since the early stages of World War II.
Juan Carlos Paternity Suit
Juan Carlos, Sartiau & Sola
Former King Juan Carlos of Spain is back in the news again being the subject of a paternity suit. The former King was protected from such legal action while occupying the Spanish Throne. It is the belief of Michael II that the truth eventually comes out. Some powerful people are able to skirt justice where others can not. Powerful men should be required to properly provide for their children including the former kings Juan Carlos of Spain, Albert II of Belgium and Michael I of Romania. When a father places his child's well being above the embarrassment of his own actions it is a true measure of his character. If a wife chose to remain silent and protect her husband rather than defend the rights of the child, she should be considered equally culpable whether she wears a crown or not. Holding a secret that would allow any man to circumvent his paternity responsibilities of properly providing for his children is inexcusable.
Albert II & Delphine Boel
Michael I of Romania
| Micheal II's daughter & Ileana|
"Where did you get that picture of me?" was what Michael II 's daughter asked. However the Photo was of Ileana of Romania. History repeats itself in many ways. His daughter not only is a repeat of a well remembered face of the Romanian Royal Family, her Aunt Ileana, she also proves to have a similar temperament. 80 years apart, but it is as if time stood still.
During the last several years Mihai II has promoted Romania and the people of Romania via his website. He has had a great deal of positive feedback. His readers and followers continue to grow. One of his goals has always been to be in Romania where he can personally be involved with the people. As this goals comes into a reality, he has received acknowledgement by President Basescu. He has corresponded with the President's office during the past years and appreciates the gesture.
Sisterhood of Spies
This book exposes the efforts of the many women who answered the call of duty joining the hastily formed OSS to help the allied forces win WWII. The Office of Strategic Service aka OSS was the precursor to the CIA that was formed just prior to America's entry to the war by presidential order of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The author Elizabeth McIntosh, who joined the OSS after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, in her native Hawaii, recounts her own experiences as well as compiles many experiences of her sisters in arms. Sisterhood of Spies underlines the great risks and sacrifices and combined secret efforts made by an international ensemble of players on all fronts of the allied camp. Ms. McIntosh brings to life a time when the United States steps beyond innocence and becomes today's superpower and establishes an intelligence agency with the help and encouragement of the more advanced British intelligence service. The book is an exciting read, yet unencumbered style allows the reader to easily follow the complicated material. The inclusion of famous personalities such as Julia Child and Lord Louis Mountbatten (a Greek Relative to Michael II of Romania and Prince Consort Phillip), along with the many heroic ordinary people, locks the readers attention until the end.
“I found the book very interesting and made a very personal connection with the service of my own family with the OSS and my own hidden childhood, which had me moved around during the cold war. I was moved to make a personal contact with Ms. McIntosh, who now in her nineties remains very much the fascinating woman who served the war effort”(Michael II). Find this Sisterhood of Spies at Amazon and see Elizabeth McIntosh on the video series Secrets of War season 1 episode 3 “Women Spies of World War II” online at Hulu.com.
The False King: Michael I of Romania
People automatically assume that when a person of power makes decisions, they actually have the authority to make such decisions. Former King Michael I portrays that he is still head of the Romanian Royal Family. Abdication is final. Salic law was intact and applicable when he abdicated in 1947. Therefore his title was passed to his only son and first born. Former King Michael I did not have the authority to change or attempt to change Salic law and place Princess Margarita in a position above her twin brother. The line of succession is to be determined by Michael II; and he has his line.
It has been a recurring question as why Michael was brought to the United States and did not remain in Europe. As head of the Romanian Royal Family since his Father's abdication, Michael II's safety became the key issue. Early, when communism had just been forced upon the Romanian people the only male child of the Royal line was a danger to the new regime and Stalinist tactics were a very real concern in Europe. Also the American operative closely tied to the family took the responsibility of rescuing, protecting, and safely bringing Michael into exile in the United States. She was also instrumental in the development and implementation of his cover.
Saving The Family Line
The Woman Who Saved The Romanian Royal Family Line
Don't lie, but don't tell everything you know...Don't act too smart... A young child has not yet mastered the science of rationalizing or lying; they are innocent. For Michael he learned enough at a young age not to trust. A young child has a mind that takes in everything and remembers perfectly, however he knew not to disclose his memories to his protector.
For Michael the memories are vivid of the people connected to his early years; from his family to the time with the order that protected him. Perhaps that is where he developed the skill to hide and be very silent. “I could hide directly in front of someone and not be seen”. How to blend in was a key for his safety.
Where do you safely hide the boy that is head of the Romanian Royal Family so he will blend in and not be found? His American adventure would begin briefly in Washington D.C. and from there his hiding place; very rural New England.
The transition was not an easy. New environment and many new faces. An major element of the strategy was a new name. Michael spent a lot of time rebuking this and remembers repeatedly say, “ That IS not my name.” it was difficult to accept the changes.
"The first time I met you you couldn't speak English well and you brought M&Ms" is how Michael's cousin and childhood friend remembers the arrival. "That was at XXXXXXX's home on XXXXXXX in Washington.... you broke a lamp." It was all so unfamiliar and frightening for a small boy. This is where the drop off occurred and Michael would leave for rural New England to begin a new life with a new name in America, but it would never feel quite like home. "That is not my name!"
Michael also had to adjust to being alone. The connection twins have with one another is well known. The studies of twins who have been separated from a young age are particularly interesting.... Even into his early adulthood, people would try to dispel the notion of a twin; but Michael never gave into the game. "Twins are very sensitive to each other and my Sister is no exception. As one of my children looks just like her I am constantly reminded of my sister and our connection."
Along with an entire new venue young Micheal II also had to adjust to being moved around a lot. It was as if he was lulled into a very false sense of reality. A few years ago a confession was made to him by a person who was close to him during those difficult young years. “ I always felt bad for you because you never had a childhood.....you had to grow up quickly. You were moved around and had to live with total strangers; for your protection.”
King Michaels Past Creates A Split Among Royals Pope Pius XII Could Not Legitimize The Union
The marriage of Former King Michael I to Anne of Bourbon – Parma was both tenuous and perilous. The marriage was not recognized by the Pope, head of the Bourbon – Parma family, and not by Carol II. These were all very important and crucial people to recognize the marriage.