Making of Romania: the 18th and 19th centuries – unification, first foreign king
Romanians have always dreamed of being independent and staying united, but they were rarely left in peace for long enough to develop a sense of their own identity. This short overview of the history of Romania will give you an idea about the events that took place in the 18th and 19th centuries and which shaped the idea of a national identity in the Romanians' consciousness.
Joanna "Zizi" Lambrino, 1st wife of King Carol II of Romania, with their son, Mircea. Lambrino was forced to leave Romania after the birth of her son and the 2 settled in Paris. During his reign Carol II recognized Mircea as a prince several times. He was also recognized as a Prince of Hohenzollern by the Princely House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, the House to which the Romanian Royal Family belonged. tHIS THE DEPOSED kING MY PARENTS MET ON THEIR HONEYMOON
Porträtfoto von Hélène Vacaresco, um 1890 Hélène Vacaresco, rumänisch Elena Văcărescu (* 21. September 1864 in Bukarest; † 17. Februar 1947 in Paris) war eine rumänisch französische Schriftstellerin und zweifache Preisträgerin der Académie…
Carol Lambrino, aka Prince Mircea Carol Grigore of Romania/Hohenzollern (8 August 1920--27 Jan. 2006), eldest child of King Carol II of Romania by his 1st wife, Joanna "Zizi" Lambrino. Carol was born after that marriage was annulled by Carol II's father, King Ferdinand I, making him technically illegitimate. However, Carol was recognized as legitimate by the House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen and courts in 3 nations. Still, he made no claim to the throne. He wed 3 times and had 2 sons.