Carol II King of Romania
- Category : Notable-Famous-Royal-family
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Maya 3
Romanian royalty, a talented man who had a checkered career. He renounced the succession in December 1925 but was allowed to continue his reign, until he was forced to abdicate and accepted Russia's ultimatum on 27 June 1940.
Known for encouraging writers, musicians and actors, modernizing industry and his love for military pomp, Carol' s reputation was generally blemished for renouncing the throne - twice - for love. Known for his romantic escapades, he was given the nickname of the "playboy king." Carol ruled the country from 1930 to 1940, installing a royal dictatorship in 1938, outlawing all political parties. He abdicated on 5 September 1940 and died on 4 April 1953, Estoril, Portugal and he and his third wife, Elena Lupescu were buried in Portugal. Their bodies were repatriated on 14 February 2003, buried in the Aotthen Romanian town of Curtea de Arges. Elena, his flame-haired mistress, became the king's wife after he abdicated and went into exile, scandalizing Romanians with the liaison at the time. His son, King Michael, did not attend the ceremony.