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« Reply #405 on: October 06, 2018, 07:22:13 PM »



That's a beautiful cake.  

The more I see of the bride's gown, the more I dislike it.  It is just a really unattractive gown.  Too frumpy in the front; the back looks like it wasn't sewn well. So, now that they're married, what will they do next?  I know he has no title or royal role.  Do either of them work?

Keep doing what they have been. They were officially and legally married a year ago.

And what have they been doing?  Sorry, I don't know much about them.

I don't, either, and I've just tried to find out more and I haven't had any luck.  I can't find out anything about what they've been doing for the last year since they got married, and I can't find out anything about his career, either.  I can find out where he went to school and his marks there, and that he went to the University of London but I couldn't find out what courses he studied there.  I can find out that he had some sort of a job in London but not what it was.  She is a journalist and can fly planes and do some other stuff.  There is quite a long interview with her on one web site.  But as for what they've been up to since their marriage, nothing.  Does anyone else know?  

I am baffled about all the attention over this second wedding a year later.  I know that some countries have to have two weddings because a church wedding isn't enough, but they were legally married in England, so why all this fuss a year later when they get married again in a church in Romania?  I think the answer is actually pretty clear:  they want to establish themselves in Romania because he wants to be king there, and this fancy church wedding with blushing bride photos in white bridal gown and veil is a way of re-writing history so he gets the photos of the church wedding in Romania and fancy reception and cutting the big cake to show the children.  But they've already been married for a year, for goodness sake!

Yep.  I think this is a PR move.  Otherwise, why do it an entire year later? 

I sure hope they plan to live in Romania after this.  If not, then this is even more strange.  Thinking

By the way, I get really bad vibes from Margareta and her husband.  He seriously creeps me out.  The fact that they didn't go to this wedding and that she wouldn't give him a title is odd.  It seems to me like he is fighting his aunt for PR, which is really bizarre considering they're not reigning royals, and most likely never will be.
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« Reply #406 on: October 06, 2018, 11:34:03 PM »

From what I remember, they had the quick civil wedding last year because otherwise, she would not be allowed to attend King Michael's funeral with Nicholas. They announced the religious wedding in September and were seeking Michael's blessing but I guess he was in such bad shape that they pretty much knew the end was nearing.

I don't know if it was some old outdated Romanian royal protocol, or Margareta (or, more likely, Radu Snare) trying to be petty because they announced the wedding last year as being held in September 2018.
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« Reply #407 on: October 07, 2018, 05:20:03 AM »

I am not sure I remember it correctly but I think nowadays in the Orthodox Church they don't have a religious ceremony close to the civil one unless they want to. Some couples wait for some time - even years - before a religious marriage if they have it at all. I may be wrong about it but religion is still in the process of revitalisation in the former Socialist countries, I think, and it's not really common to have a religious wedding at all probably? Maybe Romania is different though - I heard this either from Serbians or Ukrainians, can't remember. Happy to be corrected.
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« Reply #408 on: October 07, 2018, 04:37:10 PM »

I am not sure I remember it correctly but I think nowadays in the Orthodox Church they don't have a religious ceremony close to the civil one unless they want to. Some couples wait for some time - even years - before a religious marriage if they have it at all. I may be wrong about it but religion is still in the process of revitalisation in the former Socialist countries, I think, and it's not really common to have a religious wedding at all probably? Maybe Romania is different though - I heard this either from Serbians or Ukrainians, can't remember. Happy to be corrected.

Church weddings are still very much a thing and usually happen shortly after the civil ceremony.

I am more suprised by how plain the church crowns are! These are the plainest I have ever seen...

The bride's gown is beautiful, as is the bride.

I don't think they looked miserable at all..
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« Reply #409 on: October 13, 2018, 09:11:07 PM »

I found a clip of the first dance on facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/...58/posts/341384436624446/

Its cute, shes leading him.
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« Reply #410 on: October 13, 2018, 09:22:33 PM »

I found a clip of the first dance on facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/...58/posts/341384436624446/

Its cute, shes leading him.

The link is expired, but I'm going through his page.  The translations are some fascinating reading.
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« Reply #411 on: October 13, 2018, 10:57:13 PM »

Let me try again

https://www.facebook.com/.../posts/10209539963095068/
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« Reply #412 on: October 14, 2018, 01:02:37 AM »


The link works fine now!  Lovely dance!
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« Reply #413 on: October 14, 2018, 04:24:01 AM »

Thank you, ghost - that was beautiful, so graceful 

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« Reply #414 on: January 04, 2019, 07:29:06 PM »

Nicolas and Alina-Maria posted on New Year's Eve the whole video of their wedding day!

https://vimeo.com/308793730
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« Reply #415 on: January 08, 2019, 05:05:30 AM »

Nicholas & Alina did a photoshoot this summer together

https://www.gettyimages.f...ion&sort=best#license

I find them to be such an attractive couple. Some of the poses are very extra, but I think they look cute. Throw in some mason jars and a handheld chalkboard bordered in burlap and some of these wouldn't look out of place in your average middle class American couple's engagement photos Laugh bounce The photo of them looking at the photo of Missy is nice. Whatever his intentions are, if Romania really does have a referendum on the monarchy (which I don't see happening at all, there was the same discussion in both Serbia and Montenegro when they separated and nothing ever came of it, so I don't see why Romania would be any different, but you never know), I'd rather have Nick than Radu  Whistle
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« Reply #416 on: January 08, 2019, 08:36:44 AM »

Nicholas & Alina did a photoshoot this summer together

https://www.gettyimages.f...ion&sort=best#license

I find them to be such an attractive couple. Some of the poses are very extra, but I think they look cute. Throw in some mason jars and a handheld chalkboard bordered in burlap and some of these wouldn't look out of place in your average middle class American couple's engagement photos Laugh bounce The photo of them looking at the photo of Missy is nice. Whatever his intentions are, if Romania really does have a referendum on the monarchy (which I don't see happening at all, there was the same discussion in both Serbia and Montenegro when they separated and nothing ever came of it, so I don't see why Romania would be any different, but you never know), I'd rather have Nick than Radu  Whistle

Word,  Radu is just a creep.
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« Reply #417 on: January 22, 2019, 09:59:10 PM »

Romania did have a referendum about monarchy in 1991. It was not the actual question but a vote for the new Constitution and while there was little discussion about the content of the Constitution, the public debates mainly revolved around the idea of republic vs monarchy. So the supporters of the idea of having a republic voted yes and that was it.
Not really questioned until the former King Mihai died in 2017.
Sadly his biggest enemies, the former communists were the loudest voices to praise him after his death because these days seems cool to speak highly about the former king. Ion Iliescu, the president who actually escorted him out of the country in the 90s was invited at Mihai & Anna's diamond wedding celebration as guest of honor. You may ask why this sudden change? Because Iliescu agreed to give them back their properties, support their expenses, Savarsin Castle and give Radu&Margareta lots of privileges. Mostly money and fund their trips to European royal houses as promoters of Romania. So everything has a price, even a King's conscience.
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« Reply #418 on: January 27, 2019, 04:36:36 PM »

Hi, Rainbow. Is Margareta still just Custodian of the Crown?  The Count of Barcelona was never addressed as  King Juan III of Spain. Do Romanian royals have to tread warily too?
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« Reply #419 on: January 27, 2019, 05:27:08 PM »

Hi, Rainbow. Is Margareta still just Custodian of the Crown?  The Count of Barcelona was never addressed as  King Juan III of Spain. Do Romanian royals have to tread warily too?
Yes, just Custodian of the Crown. Right now she's the only relevant royal as the next in line, her sister, Princess Elena doesn't live in Romania and doesn't speak the language. It will be interesting when she dies.

Generally the former king Mihai  was addressed as ex-king Mihai. Margareta is a princess but there are some people calling her ironically Margareta Duda and most people use Radu Duda when talking about her husband informally. Of course, in mass-media he is Prince Radu.
Right now they receive lots of funds from the government , at some point one PM wanted to cut their funds but the next one gave them even more. Before that, meaning less than 5 years ago, they were making commercial deals to make more money. Like chocolate.  Or allowing companies to use their names - supplier of the royal house for wine, medical services, even tailoring. Basically anything. Maybe except toilet paper.

I guess those castle's maintenance costs. But now the governments pays it so maybe they no longer need Chocolate Prince Radu to make more money.
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