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Re: King Carol II of Romania
« Reply #30 on: June 22, 2005, 05:04:24 PM »
He's probably most commonly known as a suitor of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, but what happenend to him after that?

He was married, but to who?
Had kids?
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« Reply #31 on: June 22, 2005, 05:17:55 PM »
He became King Carol II of Romania, had kids from 2 different wives  who are now fighting like wet hens with each other.
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Re: King Carol II of Romania
« Reply #32 on: June 22, 2005, 06:55:19 PM »
He was a total nutburger who helped to destroy the Romanian monarchy by his idiotic behavior.

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Re: King Carol II of Romania
« Reply #33 on: June 22, 2005, 07:56:35 PM »
Some would dis-agree. Even Carol said the monarchy was useless.
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Re: King Carol II of Romania
« Reply #34 on: June 22, 2005, 08:47:52 PM »
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Some would dis-agree. Even Carol said the monarchy was useless.


But he was always there to try and reclaim his birthright-THE THRONE!!!!

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Re: King Carol II of Romania
« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2005, 03:50:13 AM »
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He's probably most commonly known as a suitor of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, but what happenend to him after that?

He was married, but to who?
Had kids?


uhm... no...
he's more commonly known as carol the 2nd of romania, the guy who gave up on his throne twice for women and came back each and every time, and spent his whole life under the whip of one elena lupescu (madame ho :P), tried to instate some sort of royal dictatorship and failed miserably and led to the distruction of the prestige of romanian monarchy...

first he married zizi lambrino, a marriage that was illegal because it wasn't approved by his father the king and because she was romanian and by law romanian princes weren't allowed to marry romanian commoners... she got pregnant, he left her, she gave birth to carol mircea who was aknowledged as his son but who never actually got to meet his father...

then he married princess helen of greece, got her pregnant, michael was born (current king michael of romania), and he dumped her for...

elena lupescu, the 'ho', gave up throne for her, came back, destroyed romanian monarchy, left with millions (leaving his son broke) and mistress whom he married after she faked being on her deathbed... thankfully no children from that liaison :P
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Re: King Carol II of Romania
« Reply #36 on: June 23, 2005, 11:23:02 AM »
And he was viciously cruel to his mother and siblings.

Other than that, though, he was a swell guy.

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Re: King Carol II of Romania
« Reply #37 on: June 23, 2005, 01:08:12 PM »
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And he was viciously cruel to his mother and siblings.

Other than that, though, he was a swell guy.



And Paul Quinlan has written a superb biography of Carol called the Playboy king
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Re: King Carol II of Romania
« Reply #38 on: June 23, 2005, 01:11:32 PM »
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My late mother in law had nothing positive to say about her.  Even the Jews hated her!  She was perceived as a greedy, selfish, conniving woman with more personal ambition than intelligence or sanity.



Contrary to what many think, Elena Lupescu was not Jewish.  She was baptized Catholic ... her father was born a Jew, but converted. Her mother was Catholic.
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Re: King Carol II of Romania
« Reply #39 on: June 23, 2005, 03:32:30 PM »
Yes, but her detractors kept foisting her on us, and we didn't want her, either!

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« Reply #40 on: June 23, 2005, 04:20:07 PM »
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Yes, but her detractors kept foisting her on us, and we didn't want her, either!



And Magda was a name tagged on by the press ...
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Re: King Carol II of Romania
« Reply #41 on: June 23, 2005, 07:48:31 PM »
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And Magda was a name tagged on by the press ...


Marlene,

That is why I put it in quotation marks-as you would a nickname, when I named the thread.

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Re: King Carol II of Romania
« Reply #42 on: June 24, 2005, 09:28:55 AM »
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And he was viciously cruel to his mother and siblings.

Other than that, though, he was a swell guy.



he was a bit paranoid and honestly thought he was being persecuted... he convinced himself whenever he gave up on the throne that he didn't do it for the women but because some people wanted him out of the way... he created his own conspiracy theories, him being at the center of them of course because the whole world was out to get him...

i think that is partly due to his unstable education
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Re: King Carol II of Romania
« Reply #43 on: June 25, 2005, 05:45:03 PM »
Are there any pictures of him as a young man?  
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Re: King Carol II of Romania
« Reply #44 on: June 25, 2005, 05:47:27 PM »
And wasn't he and his sister Elizabeth sort of taken away by his great-uncle and great-aunt to be raised, sort of like the situation with Vicky's two eldest children Willy and Charley?
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