Friday, August 26, 2011
Germany's own Royal Wedding
Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, head of the House of Hohenzollern, may not (unfortunately) be a reigning monarch, but his marriage tomorrow to Princess Sophie of Isenburg will be celebrated in grand style. As the Wall Street Journal reports, public interest suggests that at least some Germans looked enviously at recent royal weddings in Britain and Monaco and are happy to have one of their own. I do not recognize the Federal Republic of Germany or its stupid laws regarding titles and names, and cringe at the formulation "Mr Prince of Prussia," but am glad that tomorrow's wedding will at least get some attention and ceremony, with RBB broadcasting live from 11 AM to 2 PM CEST (4-7 AM US CDT!). Many Germans obviously know that monarchies are more exciting and glamorous than republics, but it's time to move beyond fantasy and make Restoration a reality. How could anyone prefer some boring president to this attractive young couple whose ancestry is steeped in centuries of tradition and history? Down with the Republic! Restore German monarchies now!