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Prince Georg Friedrich of Preussen: I do not want to be Emperor of Germany

“It is not my wish to become Emperor of Germany,” said Prince Georg Friedrich of Preussen recently in an interview with German media. Prince Georg Friedrich of Preussen is the great-great-grandson of the late German Emperor Wilhelm II and the current Head of the House of Hohenzollern, the former ruling dynasty of the German Empire and of the Kingdom of Prussia.

The Prince was asked if he did not want to become Emperor of Germany sometime in the future. He said: “No, I absolutely not. My family has no political responsibility in the country and I do not want it either. What remains is our cultural responsibility. We has the Hohenzollern castle as a national monument of culture in Berlin and Brandenburg.”

The prince has been the leader of his family, the House of Hohenzollern since he was 18 years old. The Prince said: “At first it was not easy. I was confronted with the fact that people think I am just waiting for the return of the monarchy. And I have always had the inner driving force and prove to others that I can put something on my own. I studied business economics and worked for many years as an employee”.

Hohenzollern Castle in Swabia. Photo: A. Kniesel via Wikimedia Commons.

His family has always had a link with the British Royal Family. The prince describes his relationship with the British family like this: “Our relationship with the British royal family is very close”.

Georg Friedrich Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia was born in 1976 in Bremen. He went to high school in Bremen and Oldenburg. He completed his upper secondary school at Almond College in Aberdeen, Scotland. Since 2011, Georg Friedrich has been married to Princess Sophie Johanna Maria of Isenburg. Together they have four children.

Georg Friedrich claims compensation for expropriated land and palaces in Berlin. The procedure for compensation was started by his grandfather Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia under the Compensation Act in March 1991

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