A Prince in Germany agrees…
Speaking in Thursday’s edition of Die Zeit newspaper, Philip stressed that a monarch would be financially independent – and so would not be likely to accept presents from friends, such as those which led to Christian Wulff’s resignation from the presidency.
“A king is invulnerable to such cases,” Prince Philip said. “Either he would have old family property or an Apanage – and it would be beneath his dignity to accept presents from friends.”
“And there are no reporters on the level of sniffing around European ruling families,” added the prince, who is a Protestant minister.
Prince Philip said that although successful presidents made their mark with their statements, mentioning Roman Herzog and Richard von Weizsäcker as good examples, he said that words were not enough.
Democracy, my friends, is failing….
Go ahead… discuss….