Topic: Russian Monarchy
Alexander Zakatov, Head of the Russian Imperial Chancellery
London exile Boris Berezovsky announced on Sunday that under his new Resurrection Movement political party, he would instate a constitutional monarchy in Russia and named Britain's Prince Harry as a candidate for the Russian throne.
Prince Henry of Wales, known commonly as Prince Harry, is an officer in the British army and a controversial figure in Britain. Over the years, he has been the frequent subject of British tabloid reports. Further, not only does Prince Harry not speak a word of Russian, he is probably laughing at the mere suggestion of becoming tsar.
It is a farce – House of Romanov
The Romanovs consider his suggestion outrageous. “It is difficult to imagine that Berezovsky has sympathies with the monarchy and the British Royal Family,” Alexander Zakatov, Head of the Russian Imperial Chancellery told Interfax. “It is clear that all these ideas are doomed to failure. If someone decides to hold this experiment, it will not lead to anything good. In Russia there is either no monarchy, or it is legitimate. To just take some prince, even the best one, and to ascend him to the throne created by the oligarchs, is to basically start a new civil war in our country.”
“If monarchy in Russia is ever restored, it must be by the will of the people, and only a legitimate head of the Russian imperial house can ascend to the throne,” he said. Interfax reported that at present the Great Duchess Maria Vladimirovna, living in Spain, is the head of Romanovs.
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 17 April, 2012