Romania's Prince Paul Recognized As Royal


Salon Staff
February 15, 2012 5:45PM (UTC)

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's top court has recognized Prince Paul Hohenzollern as the legitimate grandson of former King Carol II, ending a 21-year-legal battle.

Paul has claimed he was illegally excluded from the royal family by his uncle, the former King Michael, who was the Romanian monarch twice.

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It was unclear what effect the ruling would have or whether Paul would make claims on royal family property. Paul welcomed the ruling on Wednesday as a matter of "honor for my family."

The 90-year-old Michael, who was forced to abdicate by the communists in 1947, says Tuesday's ruling does not give Paul any claims to the throne.


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