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!

4 comments:

violeta said...

Royals will be attend Royal Wedding?

Theodore Harvey said...

I don't have the guest list but am sure there will be some other royalty there, though the Spiegel article suggests not the most famous ones.

radical royalist said...

It is regrettable that you always refer to Tradition und Leben's website, which is very rarely updated and Tradition und Leben could hardly be called an active and lively organisation.

Instead you should point to the Bund aufrechter Monarchisten, which is organising a conference on and with young Monarchists in October this year: 4. Monarchieforum

Theodore Harvey said...

I was not aware of that other organisation and had had the impression that T&L was the leading German monarchist organisation. I wish I could get continental European monarchists, including Germans, to participate in my forum and keep us posted of what is going on! Thank you for the links.