RUMANIA: Happy as a Milkman

"If to be king means not to live one's own life as one wishes," said Carol, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen,"! prefer life to a throne. I have the same right to happiness as the milkman has." He was the first son of the reigning dynasty to be born on Rumanian soil and 101 guns had been fired at his birth in 1893. When his dominating mother, Queen Marie, conspired with Czar Nicholas II to marry him off at 20 to the Czar's eldest daughter, Olga, his reply was that he liked the Czar's second daughter, Tatiana, better. Cracked Nicholas Romanov,...

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