Saturday, June 4, 2011

Prussian Loyalists Mourn the Kaiser

Today marks the anniversary of the death of Kaiser Wilhelm II, last German Emperor and King of Prussia, in his exile at House Doorn in the Netherlands. The Radical Royalist gives an in-depth report on the event and the last home of the fallen Prussian monarch. Prussian monarchists are also set to commemorate the upcoming anniversary of the House of Hohenzollern as well as the wedding of the heir to the former throne, Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia (seen above with his bride-to-be), great-grandson of the last Kaiser.

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  1. They look like a beautiful couple. May St. Joseph shield and protect them!

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  2. They do, and surprisingly enough in this day and age, they are both royals. Despite all the fuss, royals marrying commoners has become more the rule than the exception, but Prince Georg Friedrich seems to be sticking to the House rules in selecting a bride. She is the daughter of HSH the Prince of Isenburg. As far as I know this will be the first time since the rise of the Kingdom of Prussia that the head of the house is marrying a Catholic.

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    1. King Friedrich Wilhelm IV married a Daughter of king maximillian joseph of bavaria

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  3. Wow, a royal and a Catholic. its time for a restoration of the Kaiser.

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  4. A Catholic Kaiser! :-) (I wish..)

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  5. I wish for a Catholic Kaiser but the one I have in mind would be Kaiser Karl II of Austria-Hungary. For Prinz Georg Friedrich here, if he ever wants to be Kaiser Friedrich IV he would first have to stop being "comfortable" with the republic, then get Prussia restored so he could have a throne to try to get back -then he can think about Germany.

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  6. King Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia was married to Princess Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria. And the Wittelsbach princess was and remained a Catholic. The marriage was childless and successor became King Wilhelm I who in 1871 was proclaimed Emperor.

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  7. Thanks for the info, I didn't know she kept her religion.

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  8. Yes, Prinz Georg Friedrich is a monarch for the German people, but I do agree, he does need to push for the reinstitution of Prussia, and the monarchy. I recently saw a poll and about 51% of Germans are against the reinstitution of the monarchy. Some because they think it would cost to much (how very German!) and others because they have lost their nationalism and wouldn't like to see a reinstitution of the German Empire, one of the most peaceful empires of the 19th century (though I believe they did not know this, due to the ant-nationalism indoctrination the allies pounded into the Germans post-second world war)! If the Empire would be reestablished then a couple of 'style issues' would come up. First, what to do with the flag?
    I propose that a dual flag, the flag of the Empire and the Bundesrepublik. The reason for keeping the old flag is to appease some of the anti-monarchists. What about the anthem? If the anthem was modified where 'Heil dir im Siegerkranz' was sung, followed by the third stanza of 'Deutschlandlied' then a suitable anthem for the revived Empire would be established. The only issue I could find is how to attend the coronation of my Kaiser!

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    1. I know alot of people get uppity about the black-red-gold flag being so associated with the republic but I say if it makes things easier just keep it as it is, restore the old Weimar ensign and slap a crown on the adler and go from there. The black-red-gold actually has monarchist origins anyway. It was the flag of the German Confederation the Hapsburgs presided over and in the past was seen as a nationalist flag for pan-Germans as anything else.

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