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krizz 09-22-2010 02:23 AM

Kingdom of Finland
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarchy_of_Finland

Kingdom of Finland (1918) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_...arles_of_Hesse

Kingdom of Finland (1742) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_kings_of_Finland

Blog Real 01-04-2014 09:01 PM

The Finland had its own monarchy?

Ish 01-04-2014 09:59 PM

Not really. There have been attempts to establish an independent Finnish monarchy, but they've never been successful. At this point there is no known Royal Finnish Family, nor anyone who claims to be a pretender to a Finnish throne.

HereditaryPrincess 01-05-2014 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Ish (Post 1630643)
Not really. There have been attempts to establish an independent Finnish monarchy, but they've never been successful. At this point there is no known Royal Finnish Family, nor anyone who claims to be a pretender to a Finnish throne.

I've heard that one of the Princes of the House of Hesse (I think he's called Philipp, although I'm not entirely sure) is the current pretender/claimant. There's an interview with him on the first page of this thread: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...bant-9985.html. He says that if Finland ever restores it's monarchy, he will keep his promise and become the King. A member of the House of Hesse was also the King of Finland during it's short period as a monarchy - I find this interesting. I wonder why this particular house was chosen and what their connection is to Finland.

This reminds me of Iceland, who was also a monarchy for a short while (during WWII?) due to a union with Denmark.

crown 02-15-2014 08:05 PM

Charles I, King of Finland and Karelia, Duke of Åland, Grand Duke of Lapland, Lord of Kaleva and the North managed to stay on the throne for 63 days; from October 9th 1918 to december 14th 1918. The German Kaiser had supported Finnish independance so when the conservative Finnish senate tried to turn Finland into a monarchy Kaiser Wilhelm's brother in Law volunteered for the job. But after Germany was defeated in WWI the German support for the project failed and Finland was proclaimed the republic we know and respect today

Blog Real 05-10-2014 07:46 AM

But the people of Finland never wanted a monarchy like Norway, Denmark and Sweden?

Blog Real 05-10-2014 07:52 AM

If Finland were a monarchy which was the Royal Palace?

CyrilVladisla 07-22-2014 10:28 PM

Here are stamps of the Kingdom of Finland:

www.perforations.net/finland/finland-kingdom-1917-1919

Alexey 1904 07-23-2014 02:49 PM

Actually, Finland was part of Russia once, as was Poland. The last imperial Family of Russia used to go to a hunting lodge that Nicholas's father, Alexander III had built in Poland, and they would get on the Royal yacht and cruise around the Baltic among the Finnish part of Russia and the outlying islands.

An Ard Ri 07-23-2014 02:58 PM

The Grand Duchy of Finland 1809 - 1917

Grand Duchy of Finland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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