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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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Michael II opens up about his life

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"The Marriage"

King Michael Attends The Jubilee

     The Romanian Royal Family is one the closest lines linked to the British Royal Family. Enjoy the photo from Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee and a photo from her wedding to Prince Philip in 1947. Note King Michael I of Romania in each photo.

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 cucumber
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.
Pepa (Carmen Maura) Makes Gazpacho to Die for in:

Romania's Queen Marie

     My Great Grandmother, Queen Marie of Romania, remains one of histories most inspirational figures to me. Though Marie like many public figures had a face that she displayed to the world, to those of us who know of her, she was a focused and generous promoter of the Romanian People.
     She was a genuine person with her imperfections exposed to the world for scrutny; however she was never so arrogant as to not learn from her failings.  She took people into her heart and they in turn took her into theirs.  I feel a close kinship despite the generations that separate us, and I innately enjoy some of her traits.  To know Marie is to know Romania.

      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.

Queen Marie The Last Romantic by Hannah Pakula at Amazon!


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Queen Elizabeth and The Scottish Crown 
    On October 15, 2012 British Prime Minister David Cameron and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond signed an agreement to hold a 2014 referendum vote asking voters if Scotland should become independent. Minister Salmond has made it clear that the planned referendum does not remove Queen Elizabeth as Scotland's ceremonial head of state if Scotland becomes independent.

Scotland's James VI Decendants to Queen Victoria

     Like the Romanian Royal family, the Windsors are directly descended from King James VI of Scotland more commonly known as King James I of England, who unified the Crowns of Scotland and England. Through the Act of Settlement placed the line of Succession for the Scottish crown to extend from Sophia of Hanover, who was both the Granddaughter of King James VI of Scotland and Daughter of Elizabeth Stuart the Queen of Bohemia. Sophia is the fourth Great Grandmother of Queen Victoria.