Michael (born 25 October 1921) reigned as King of the Romanians from 20 July 1927 to 8 June 1930, and again from 6 September 1940, until forced to abdicate by the communists backed up by orders of Stalin to the Soviet armies of occupation on 30 December 1947. He is also a Prince of Hohenzollern .
Carol II (15 October/16 October 1893 – 4 April 1953) reigned as King of Romania from 8 June 1930 until 6 September 1940. Eldest son of Ferdinand I, 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. Carol was born in Peleş Castle.
The House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen is the cadet branch of the senior Swabian branch of the Hohenzollern dynasty, less known than the Franconian branch which became Burgraves of Nuremberg and later ruled Brandenburg-Prussia and the German Empire. The state which the cadet branch ruled was the County of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, which later became a principality (Fürstentum Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen).
King of the Romanians, rather than King of Romania, was the official title of the ruler of the Kingdom of Romania from 1881 until 1947, when Romania was proclaimed a republic. The state had been called the Principality of Romania (in French "Roumanie") since 1862, after the Ottoman vassal states of Wallachia and Moldavia had been united in 1859 under Alexander John Cuza (Alexandru Ioan Cuza) as Prince of Romania, or Domnitor. Cuza had become the prince of the separate principalities in 1859.
Carol I of Romania, original name Prince Karl Eitel Friedrich Zephyrinus Ludwig of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, later simply of Hohenzollern (20 April 1839 – 27 September 1914 / 10 October 1914, German prince, was elected Domnitor of Romania on 20 April 1866 following the overthrow of Alexander John Cuza by a palace coup; following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in the Russo-Turkish War he was proclaimed King of Romania on 26 March 1881.
Elisabeth of Romania (12 October 1894 – 14 November/15 November 1956) was the Queen Consort of King George II of Greece. She was the daughter of King Ferdinand I of Romania and his wife, Marie of Edinburgh. Her full birth name was Elisabetha Charlotte Josephine Alexandra Victoria. She was born in the Peleş Castle in October 1894.
Prince Mircea of Romania. Mircea was the third son and youngest child of Queen Marie and King Ferdinand of Romania. Prince Mircea died of typhoid in the autumn of 1916, during World War I at Buftea Palace, the home of the Ştirbey family. Mircea's brother the subsequent King Carol II and his first wife Zizi Lambrino named their son (who was born in 1920) Mircea, in memory of Prince Mircea who had died four years previously.
Princess Ileana of Romania (5 January 1909 – 21 January 1991) was the youngest daughter of Ferdinand I of Romania, King of the Romanians, and his consort Queen Marie of Romania. She was born Her Royal Highness Princess Ileana of Romania, Princess of Hohenzollern. After marriage she was known as Her Imperial and Royal Highness Princess Imperial & Archduchess Ileana of Austria, Princess Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, Princess of Tuscany.
Princess Margarita of Romania, Princess of Hohenzollern (b. at Lausanne, 26 March 1949) is the eldest daughter of Michael I (Mihai), King of Romania (now deposed), Prince of Hohenzollern, and of his wife, Anne of Bourbon-Parma. Princess Margarita is in the line of succession to the British throne. Princess Margarita's father, king Michael, named her the heiress to the private royal family in 1997. Margarita has no children. Her heiress is her next sister, Princess Elena of Romania.
Elena, Princess of Romania, Princess of Hohenzollern (born 15 November 1950) is a daughter of Michael I (Mihai), former King of Romania. She was born in Lausanne, Switzerland and on 20 July 1983 she married Dr. Leslie Robin Medforth-Mills (1942 – 2002) in a civil ceremony at Durham and later in a Greek Orthodox church in Lausanne on 24 September of that year. The couple had two children: Nicholas Michael de Roumanie Medforth-Mills (b.
Paul-Philippe Hohenzollern (born 13 August 1948 in Paris), also known as Paul Philip Lambrino and as Paul Philip (von) Hohenzollern according to his British Passport, self-styled HRH Prince Paul of Romania with his title recognised by a 1995 Alexandria court ruling, is the son of the late Carol Mircea Gregor (Grigore) Hohenzollern, also known as Mircea Grigore of Romania (al României) according to his amended Romanian birth certificate, and of Helene Henriette Nagavitzine/Navagatzine.
Prince Carl Christian of Hohenzollern (born 5 April 1962) is the eldest child of Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern and of his wife Princess Birgitta of Sweden, sister of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
Prince Hubertus of Hohenzollern (Hubertus Gustav Adolf Veit Georg Meinrad Maria Alexander) (born 10 June 1966) is the third child of Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern and of his wife Princess Birgitta of Sweden, sister of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. Hubertus was born in Munich, Germany.
Princess Helen of Greece and Denmark (2 May/3 May 1896 – 28 November 1982) was the wife of King Carol II of Romania and the mother of King Michael I of Romania. She held the title Queen Mother of Romania.
Princess Maria of Romania is the youngest daughter and fifth child of Michael I (Mihai), King of Romania, and his wife Queen Anne. On 16 September 1995 in New York City, New York, she married Kazimierz Wieslaw Mystkowski, a Polish Roman Catholic, thus losing her place in the British order of succession. They divorced in December 2003, without issue.