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Carol II (1893 – 1953) reigned as King of Romania from 1930 until 1940. Eldest son of Ferdinand, King of Romania, & 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. Carol married 1921, Princess Helen of Greece & Denmark. The marriage soon collapsed in the wake of Carol's affair with Elena "Magda" Lupescu
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 "Prinz von Hohenzollern" by the Princely House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, the House to which the Romanian Royal Family belonged.
Princess Helen of Greece (1896--1982), 3rd child and 1st daughter of Queen Sophie of Greece. Helen married Crown Prince Carol of Romania and became mother of Michael, last King of Romania. Her older brother, King George II of Greece, was married to Carol's sister, Princess Elisabeth.
HRH Prince Mircea Carol Hohenzollern was the legitimate, although morganatic, son of King Carol I of Romania by his first wife, Zizi Lambrino. Like his father Prince Carol had three wives and two sons.
Crown Prince Carol with his first wife, Joanna "Zizi" Lambrino, a daughter of a Romanian general whom he wed on 31 August 1918 in Russia. Since she was a commoner and a Romanian the marriage violated Romania's constitution and Carol's father, King Ferdinand, forced an annulment 7 months later. The couple continued living together, however, and they had a son, Mircea Gregor Carol Lambrino, on 8 Jan. 1920.