Prince Radu of Romania

Prince Radu of Romania (born: Radu Duda; 7 June 1960) is the son-in-law of former King Michael I of Romania. He was born in Iaşi, Romania. In 1996 he married Princess Margarita of Romania, the king's eldest daughter. On 1 January 1999 he was given the name, not title of "Prince of Hohenzollern-Veringen" by Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Hohenzollern, the Head of the Sigmaringen branch of the Hohenzollern family. He has also called himself Radu Hohenzollern Veringen Duda. Since 2007, when he had his legal name changed to "Radu al României Duda", Radu no longer uses the name of Hohenzollern.

The new Statute of the Romanian Royal Family, signed by former King Michael I of Romania on 30 December 2007, made public Radu's title of "Prince of Romania", with the style of "Royal Highness", which King Michael had bestowed upon him earlier on 5 January 2005.

The last Royal Romanian constitution, null and void since 1947, made no provision for the succession of daughters. Titles were always within the award of the King of Romania within his own family before 1947. Radu's title of "Prince of Romania" with the style of "Royal Highness" has been awarded by the former King as Head of the Royal House of Romania. The title granted to Radu al României Duda, is not based in present Romanian law but in the Statute of the Romanian Royal Family, signed by former King Michael I of Romania on 30 December 2007.

Either in the company of his wife Princess Margarita or most often alone, Prince Radu represents the Royal Family on various occasions.

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