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 exiled 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: https://www.facebook.com/mihaivonhohenzollernII
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
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Mihai II 's gazpacho soup
Another of Mihai's favorite Portuguese recipes is Gazpacho. This ancient dish popular in both Spain and Portugal has many variations with roots and traditions extending from the Romans as well from the Moors of North Africa. Spanish Director Pedro Almodovar even made it a central and mouth watering element to his film “Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios”. It has evolved since the introduction of vegetables, native to the Americas, were incorporated into the Portuguese and Spanish Empires. Gazpacho is often served as the first course at dinners hosted by Mihai. This soup gives itself a very elegant presentation. In old tradition the ingredients are crushed and pulverized with a mortar and pestle…....however, Mihai has perfected his recipe to be quite simple in preparation using a blender.
1 bell pepper (red or yellow)
3 ripe tomatoes
1 small onion ...white because it is the mildest
1 can diced tomatoes
1/4 clove of Garlic
7 tablespoons Cilantro (more if you wish)
The following spices Michael adjusts by taste and smell
1 tsp. Cumin
1 tsp. Coriander
1 tsp. Paprika
1 tsp. Red pepper
1 tsp. Black pepper
2 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
1-2 tablespoons White or Wine vinegar
Directions: Coarsely chop the vegetables and add to the blender with the can of tomatoes and puree. Add the spices and blend. Now keep the Gazpacho in the blender and refrigerate for at least 4-5 hours. Serve Chilled. The soup can be served plain . He garnishes with a healthy dollop of sour cream. Mihai was taught to cook by smell and taste and his recipe is easy to personalize. It is a very dependable dish, but will vary each time with the variety of the vegetables used. Health Concern: as Gazpacho is uncooked, sanitation and the quality of the vegetables is especially important to the safe preparation of this dish.
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I recommend reading the well written and researched biography of Queen Marie of Romania by Hannah Pakula, “The Last Romantic” Simon and Schuster- New York 1984. I was honored to receive an autographed copy several years ago.
Michael II of Romania