Originally Posted by zanychick3000
Former Prussian royal families, I havent heard anything new about Prince Georg Friedrich.
I have been searching myself and haven't come up with anything recent (in English, that is). The Telegraph ran a few articles on him a few years ago but, so far, this is all I have been able to turn up:
Prince sets his sights on German throne
By Hannah Cleaver in Berlin
THE pretender to the German throne, Georg Friedrich Hohenzollern, has indicated that he would be willing to wear the crown in a restored monarchy.
As relatives of Frederick the Great gather in Berlin to mark the 300th anniversary of the first coronation of a Prussian kaiser, the prince said: "My family could undertake a representative role by setting an example."
But the 24-year-old great-great-grandson of Kaiser Wilhelm II, Germany's last royal ruler who abdicated after the First World War, added: "I totally identify with the democracy in Germany." At least 50 princes and princesses will meet tomorrow mark Prince-Elector Frederick III's bold self-coronation as King Frederick I of Prussia. Most of them have long since abandoned ideas of claiming a crown.
More than 350 events are being planned in what are now the Berlin and Brandenburg federal states. Prince Georg Friedrich said: "I believe that the awareness of Prussia can be strengthened by such things."
The return of the royals has provoked mixed feelings among today's Germans. The Giant Guard, the Prussian royal family's personal troops, will be absent from tomorrow's gathering as it was feared that their presence could spark political demonstrations.
I don't envy Royal Family, says heir to German throne
THE 25-year-old who is successor to Kaiser Wilhelm II's title tells Hannah Cleaver why he is happy to remain an ordinary citizen.
THE man who has just won a legal victory to declare himself the head of Germany's last ruling royal family
says he is perfectly happy with life as a citizen of a republic.
Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, who has defeated two uncles in a court case over the right to be called the head of the Hohenzollern family, says: "I'm very happy that it's different for me than it is for Princes William and Harry.
"It was a bit like that for me - so hectic - after 1994 when my grandfather died, but it calmed down after a while. I would not swap with William and Harry. I'm amazed by the attention they get."
The 25-year-old does not go as far as to describe himself as a republican, preferring a cautious formula of self-declared apoliticism.
But he does insist: "I do not see any reason for the political system in Germany to be changed. And I am very happy - probably happier than many of my forebears."
Georg has every reason to be content. Young and single, he is one of the country's most eligible bachelors. He is worth at least £10 million and owns one of the country's most famous castles.
That brings its own problems. Prince Georg is well aware of the effect he can have on others - not least young women.
He said: "It's not so extreme for me as it must be for Prince William. It is noticeable sometimes, but it is not something that upsets me or disturbs my life."
Comparisons with Prince William are easy to make - another young, modern royal grappling with the task of combining traditional responsibilities and creating a life of his own. Yet knowing that his is not a throne which can ever be occupied simplifies matters greatly.
Having done A-levels at Glen Almond boarding school in Scotland, he is now studying business in the southern German town of Freiberg, but visits Berlin frequently and enjoys the anonymity the metropolis offers.
"I can go and see friends in the central districts of Berlin and walk around without anyone knowing who I am," he told The Telegraph.
"I think for Prince William it must be much more difficult. I would like to meet him and have a drink with him, I'm sure it would be great.
"This history between our countries would not be a problem for us as we are simply people and a new generation. And we are related after all, through Queen Victoria. Queen Elizabeth II and my grandfather were second cousins."
The Hohenzollerns left the throne in 1918, unlamented by a war-ravaged Europe. Kaiser Wilhelm II, the last emperor, is regarded by some British and American historians as the man who did more than any other to start the First World War.
But Georg, like most modern German historians, is more forgiving. "I have the great advantage that for me he is not just a historical figure like he is for most of the people in the world - I had two grandfathers who knew him as a person.
"I think it is always important when you talk or write about people not to forget that they are or were human and that it was different in other situations and times.
"They are people and products of their time, yet are often pigeon-holed. He was often taken as pompous but those were the times. Despite that, of course, I would have wanted him to do things differently, in foreign policy obviously."
The Hohenzollerns and Prince Georg generate little interest in the Bundesrepublik. One newspaper editor said last week that he had never heard of the pretender. "Who is he? You Brits are obsessed with royals."
The "Brits" are equally obsessed with the war, according to Georg, who had a mixed experience at boarding school in Scotland.
"I must say that this idea that can be found in Britain that all Germans are to be taken as Nazis is interesting. British people don't consider the word Nazi to be as offensive as Germans do.
"When I was at boarding school people used to call me Nazi but then after a while it changed to being kaiser and I didn't mind that at all."
After his father died in 1977, Prince Georg's upbringing was largely overseen by his grandfather, Prince Louis Ferdinand, who succeeded in giving his protege a relatively private childhood.
"My childhood was not spent 'in office' as a prince. With me it was far more private than for the British princes. The things that you have to do as head of the royal house were handed over to me gradually by my grandfather.
"My father died very early and my grandfather was in charge - a very relaxed man, he brought the duties of the family to me gradually. Things were explained to me slowly so it was not a great shock when I became head of the family."
He is now two years away from getting his degree and hopes to forge a career in online banking. Georg has been able to focus more on his future since last month's legal victory.
As for his ultimate choice of bride, Georg will face a very limited choice if he follows tradition. There are not many suitable women of the right generation available - according to ancient family law his bride must be a princess.
But, without saying he will break with the past, he notes the recent wedding of Prince Haaken, heir to Norway's throne, to a commoner.
He said: "At the moment I'm still too young for that. I think also that God will decide for me. At the end of the day I am head of the house and can always change things if I really want to."