Romania in royal wedding fever: grandson of late king to wed

Romania in royal wedding fever: grandson of late king to wed
FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, file photo, Romania's former King Michael, left, stands next to Prince Nicholas Medforth-Mills, on the balcony of his residence in Bucharest, Romania. The only grandson of late Romanian King Michael Nicholas Medforth-Mills, 33, confirms Tuesday, May 15, 2018, he will marry PR consultant Alina-Maria Binder on Sept. 30 in Sinaia, the mountain resort where Michael was born. (Octav Ganea, Mediafax via AP, File) ROMANIA OUT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Royal wedding fever is catching on in Romania. Though not for that royal wedding.

Nicholas Medforth-Mills, the only grandson of the late King Michael, confirmed Tuesday in an interview with Digi 24 TV he would marry aviation public relations consultant Alina-Maria Binder.

The wedding will take place on Sept. 30 in an Orthodox church in Sinaia, the town where Michael was born.

Medforth-Mills, 33, was disinherited by Michael in 2015 following reports he fathered a child outside of wedlock. He reconciled with the royal house before Michael’s funeral last year. The communists forced Michael to abdicate in 1947.

Medforth-Mills is one of the most popular members of the Romanian royals, because of his down-to-earth manner and love of cycling.

Binder, 30, first appeared alongside Medforth-Mills at Michael’s funeral.