UNDIGNIFIED SPAT RIPS THROUGH ROYAL FAMILY
BUCHAREST Three generations of Romania’s royal family were embroiled in a public dispute Thursday as a disinherited prince’s attempts to see his ailing grandfather led his own mother to renounce him.
Princess Elena accused her son, Nicholas Medforth-Mills, of disregarding “the privacy, suffering and dignity” of her 96-year-old father, former King Michael, in a statement issued by the royal house. Her comments came after the royal house filed a complaint to Swiss police Tuesday alleging Medforth Mills had tried to force his way in to his grandfather’s Swiss home, and had “physically and verbally aggressed” three staff members. “My son has shown contempt for Romania, her people and the principles of the Royal House.