Saturday, January 22, 2011
Kaiser Wilhelm II could hardly disapprove. His great-great-grandson HRH Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, 34, head of the House of Hohenzollern and rightful German Emperor and King of Prussia, has announced his impeccably traditional engagement to HSH Princess Sophie of Isenburg, 32. German monarchists had anxiously awaited Georg Friedrich's marital choice for years, especially since his claim to be head of the house rests on his genealogically senior uncles having married commoners. Much has deteriorated in the world since the Hohenzollerns were on the throne, but it is refreshing to see that some royalty at least still keep to the old rules regardless. I congratulate the couple and wish them a happy and fruitful union.