European Royals

Prince Daniel of Saxony: “I do not want to become King of Poland”

Last month, The Polish political magazine, Polonia Christiana, published a longer article where they argue to reintroduce the monarchy in Poland. The magazine also criticised the Republic of Poland’s political system. The magazine Polonia Christiana does not state which royal family they support to take the throne.

Now, one of the current candidates as King of Poland in a recent interview has stated that he does not want to become King. Prince Daniel of Saxony has told the German magazine TAG24 that he does not want to lead any monarchist revolution in Poland.

The Wettin family’s coat of arms. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Prince Daniel says he has felt an increased pressure the recent months from Polish royalists who want help from him and other members of the Wettin-family. The Prince said: “I cannot imagine that I will lead such a political movement”. The future leader of the royal house of Wettin continues, “This is a very complex question”.

He summed up his basic political views with one sentence: “I am a Democrat.” Prince Daniel of Saxony, who is sitting in the council of his municipality of Moritzburg, is therefore not interested in a career as non-elected monarch.

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.

There are a number of candidates for the title “King of Poland”. One of these was the German Prince Daniel of Saxony. This leaves us two pretenders from the royal dynasty of Saxony. They are Prince Rüdiger of Saxony and Alexander, Prince of Saxe-Gessaphe, who are disputed, and both claim the title Margrave of Meissen.

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.