Princess Margarita of Romania

Princess Margarita Of Romania

Princess Margareta of Romania (born 26 March 1949, Lausanne, Switzerland), also styled as Crown Princess of Romania, Custodian of the Romanian Crown, former Princess of Hohenzollern, is the eldest daughter of former King Michael I, and of his wife, Anne of Bourbon-Parma. Princess Margareta's father named her the heiress-presumptive to the private royal family in 1997.

Margareta has no children. Her heiress-presumptive is her next sister, Princess Elena of Romania. According to the defunct last democratic royal Constitution, that of 1923, which established succession by salic law, Margarita and her sisters cannot succeed to the throne of Romania (see also "Line of succession to the Romanian throne").

On 30 December 2007, King Michael designated Princess Margareta as heiress-presumptive to the throne with the titles of "Crown Princess of Romania" and "Custodian of the Romanian Crown" through an act which, during the republican form of government and in the absence of its approval by the Parliament, would be considered null and void. On the same occasion, Michael also asked the Romanian Parliament that, should it consider restoring the Monarchy, it should also abolish the salic law of succession.

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