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Polish political magazine wishes to re-establish the monarchy in Poland



The Polish political magazine, Polonia Christiana, published in its latest edition a longer article where they argue to reintroduce the monarchy in Poland. The magazine also criticised the Republic of Poland’s political system.

In Poland today there are a number of different monarchist movements, and some of these have the support of some elected MPs. Polonia Christiana does not state which royal family they support to take the throne.

From the left, Prince Rüdiger of Saxony, the arms of the Wettin family, and Prince Alexander of Saxe-Gessaphe. Photo: Andre Henschke, Odejea & PINZ via Wikimedia Commons.

From the royal dynasty of Saxony, there are two pretenders to the Polish throne. They are Prince Rüdiger of Saxony and Alexander, Prince of Saxe-Gessaphe, who are disputed, and both claim the title Margrave of Meissen.

Poland’s last time as a monarchy, it had three other families as well as the monarchy. These are the royal families of Poniatowski, Wettin and Leszczyński. Both Prince Rüdiger and Prince Alexander are the pretenders of the Wettin Royal Family. The Poniatowski family and the Leszczyński family also have their claim to the throne, but are far less organised as a royal family and are involved very little politically in the monarchist movement in Poland.

The former royal palace in Warsaw. Today it is a museum. Photo: Andrzej Barabasz via Wikimedia Commons.

Polonia Christiana is published twice a month and is regarded as a conservative Catholic journal that collaborates with other similar journals in Catholic nations, including in Italy. The journal usually comments on politics in Poland which are associated with the church, history and Poland from a European perspective.

The most prominent monarchist organisation in Poland today is “The Conservative Monarchist Club.” It was founded in 1988 in the form of a society; it considers itself a successor to the Conservative Monarchist Club originated in Kraków, 1926, which in turn succeeded the Conservative Party founded in 1922.



About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.