Thursday, September 16, 2010

Willing Heirs?

A reader recently asked me (specifically about Germany) if the solution to the problem of non-reigning monarchies truly lies in the past, i.e. are current legitimate heirs willing to assume the thrones of their ancestors should the occasion arise. While I am loyal to the legitimate heir to the German Empire, HIRH Georg Friedrich von Preu├čen, I would not necessarily be opposed to someone else ascending the throne of a new German Empire if the restoration of the old one was impossible.

I find it most prudent to restore legitimate reigns with legitimate heirs, but far too often in Europe the "pretenders" to various thrones have little to no support from the populace, or even have no desire to work towards a restoration of the monarchy. If heirs do not work for a restoration of monarchy, and some charismatic figure should come along and do it himself, I see no reason to deny that individual the opportunity to found a new Christian monarchy in place of an old one.


radical royalist said...

It may be a little bit unfair to Prince Georg Friedrich to ask him to do more to bring the Monarchy back to Germany. What kind of Monarchist would demand from his/her de jure Monarch to do what is actually the task of the Monarchists? Prince Georg Friedrich is not a party politician who runs from TV studio to TV studio.

Prince Georg Friedrich is Head of the Hohenzollern dynasty. In being head of the family he is the one who will - one day - be recognised as Monarch. He does not have to make his claims known. They are incarnated in his position.

You may follow his activities on his website, though it has an English section, more news are in the German part.

Anonymous said...

@radical royalist:

I disagree. If the monarch himself says he doesn't want to change the political system in Germany, can we force him to be Kaiser?

And in response to the idea that bringing back the monarchy is the job of German monarchists, how much stronger would the monarchist cause be if it had the backing of a(potential) monarch? Without that, it's all just an intellectual exercise. It is definitely fair to HI&RH to ask that he do more to bring back the monarchy. Right now, he is, as I understand, actively working against it by saying he doesn't see any reason to get rid of the Fourth Reich.

A. M. said...

Dynasties end. That's a fact of history. There have only been two successions that have been guaranteed preservation by Heaven: the House of David and the See of Peter.

If the Hohenzollerns abdicate their mission in Germany, a suitable replacement should be found.

Until a Christian throne is re-established in Germany (and elsewhere) there will be no true government there, merely the controlled anarchy that is republicanism.