Prince Nicholas with his 1st wife Ionna, a divorced commoner.  After this marriage Nicholas was banished from Romania and stripped of his royal titles, becoming known as Nicholas Brana.

Prince Nicholas with his wife Ionna, a divorced commoner. After this marriage Nicholas was banished from Romania and stripped of his royal titles, becoming known as Nicholas Brana.

Princess Marie of Romania with her younger brother Nicolae | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Princess Marie of Romania with her younger brother Nicolae | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Ioana Dumitrescu-Doletti, 1st wife of Prince Nicholas.  She was a divorcee and Nicholas knew it would be embarrassing for his brother, King Carol II, to approve the union.  Carol implied that if Nicholas just got married he'd accept the marriage as a fait accompli.  Nicholas did that but Carol then used the marriage to strip Nicholas of his royal titles and privileges and exile him from Romania forever.

Ioana Dumitrescu-Doletti, wife of Prince Nicholas. She was a divorcee and…

Prince Nicolae (15 august 1903, Sinaia - 9 iunie 1978,Lausanne)the second son of King Ferdinand of Romania and Queen Maria of Romania(brother with King Carol II of Romania

Prince Nicolae august Sinaia - 9 iunie second son of King Ferdinand of Romania and Queen Maria of Romania(brother with King Carol II of Romania

Princess Ileana and Prince Nicholas together with their cousin Tsesarevich Alexei

Tsarevich Alexei (right) with the children of Queen Marie of Roumania Prince Nicholas and Princess Ileana.

Little Prince Nicholas with his mother, Queen Marie.  Like his older sister Marie and younger siblings Ileana and Mircea, Nicholas' paternity was questioned.  However, as he grew up his Hohenzollern features could clearly be seen, convincing most people that King Ferdinand was, indeed, Nicholas' father.

Little Prince Nicholas with his mother, Queen Marie. Like his older sister Marie and younger siblings Ileana and Mircea, Nicholas' paternity was questioned. However, as he grew up his Hohenzollern features could clearly be seen, convincing most people that King Ferdinand was, indeed, Nicholas' father.

Principele Nicolae, al doilea fiu al Regelui Ferdinand si al Reginei Maria.

Principele Nicolae, al doilea fiu al Regelui Ferdinand si al Reginei Maria.

Prince Nicholas of Romania

One of my favorite royals, Prince Nicolae of Romania, son of King Ferdinand and Queen Marie. Gosh, he was so so SO hot!

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