Friday, January 23, 2009

Ferdinand to abdicate; Carol to succeed

January 23, 1927

Several dispatches coming out of Bucharest today state that King Ferdinand of Roumania will abdicate his throne in favor of his eldest son, Carol, who is being recalled from Paris.
It is understood that Ferdinand has "won his fight for the political and dynastic domination of his own kingdom." The transfer of power is expected to take place in a few weeks so Ferdinand can travel to France "to wage a battle against the disease, which has been undermining his health for years."
It is also reassured that Crown Prince Carol and Crown Princess Helen will reconcile. The couple have been estranged for more than a year. The reconciliation is expected to take place somewhere in Italy.

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