Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Crown Prince Carol renounces rights to throne

August 18, 1919

Crown Prince Carol of Roumania has sent a letter to his father, King Ferdinand, "renouncing for himself and his heirs his rights and privileges as heir apparent" to the Roumania. The Bucharest Journal reports that Carol is entitled to renounce the throne under Article 38 of the Roumanian Constitution.
The newspaper also reports that Prince Carol's letter "has been communicated to the leaders of all the political parties" in Roumania.
Carol, 26, contracted a morganatic alliance with Zizi Lambrino, a Roumanian commoner. The marriage was annulled on the orders of King Ferdinand.

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