Carol II (15 October 1893 – 4 April 1953) reigned as King of Romania from 8 June 1930 until 6 September 1940. Eldest son of Ferdinand, King of Romania, and his wife, Queen Marie, a daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, the second eldest son of Queen Victoria. He was the first of the Romanian royal family who was baptized in the Orthodox rite.

Probably no other King of Romania is as controversial as Carol II with enemies of the Crown being most repelled by his effort at personal ru.

Carol al II-lea al României, King Carol II. of Romania by Miss Mertens, via Flickr

Carol al II-lea al României, King Carol II. of Romania by Miss Mertens, via…

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Carol of Romania (1893-1953)

Kronprinz Carol von Rumänien, Crownprince Carol of Romania

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.

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.

Carol and Magda Lupescu of Romania

MAGDA LUPESCU - Worn on the June 1947 on the occasion of her marriage to Carol II, King of Romania, great grandson of Victoria, Queen of England.

Regele Carol al – II-lea şi Nicolae Iorga

Regele Carol al – II-lea şi Nicolae Iorga

Probably no other King of Romania is as controversial as Carol II with enemies of the Crown being most repelled by his effort at personal ru...

King Carol ii of Romania - Son of King Ferdinand & Queen Marie

Imagini pentru Carol al II-lea

Imagini pentru Carol al II-lea

Time Magazine 1939 November 13 carol II of Rumania

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