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Former Prince Nicholas of Romania to be a father again


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This last weekend Nicholas of Romania announced that his wife Alina-Maria is expecting a baby in the spring of next year. The message was published on the former Romanian Prince`s Facebok page. This will be the second child for the couple.

The statement published to the press reads as follows: “On the eve of St. Nicholas, the Patron Saint of children, we are delighted that our family will be blessed again. My wife and I are very pleased to announce that we are expecting a baby in spring 2022. After Maria-Alexandra, we thank God for giving us the joy of another child. Nihil Sine Deo”.

The former Romanian Prince, now usually addressed as Nicholas of Romania or Nicholas Medforth-Mills, and his wife, Alina-Maria, were civilly married on 6 October 2017 and religiously married on 30 September 2018. Nicholas is the son of Princess Elena of Romania and the late Dr. Robin Medforth-Mills. This make him a grandchild of King Michael I of Romania and a nephew of the present head of the Romanian Royal Family, Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania.

Nicholas of Romania and his wife, Alina-Maria, welcomed the arrival of their first child last year. Their daughter, Maria-Alexandra, was born at the Polizu Hospital in Bucharest at 8:05 pm on Saturday, 7 November 2020. The Romanian Royal Family expressed then their congratulations on Twitter.

Nicholas and Alina-Maria live in Bucharest. As a grandson of Michael I, the former king of Romania, Nicholas was third in line to the throne of Romania according to a new family statute enacted in 2007 that also conferred the title of a “prince of Romania” on him. That was abrogated in 2015. His royal title was revoked in 2015 because the former prince was supposed to have had a child out of wedlock.A paternity test and a statement from Nicholas confirmed that he was the father of a child born outside marriage.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written six books on historical subjects and more than 1.500 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.