No monarchy please, we're German
Nov 24, 2010, 14:05 GMT
Berlin - Germans, despite an obsessive interest in the royals of other European countries, do not want their monarchy back and are happy to stay a republic, a poll for Stern magazine on Wednesday revealed.
The poll came in the wake of the announcement of the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton - which has made the front pages in Germany.
Asked if Germany should bring back the kaiser, 67 per cent said no, 13 per cent said maybe and 20 per cent did not know.
Germany's monarchy was abolished in 1918 and the last kaiser, Wilhelm II, lived the rest of his life in the Netherlands. His descendants are barely rate a mention in the German media compared with those of Britain, Sweden and the Netherlands.
The British royal family have German roots, but the dynasty dropped the name Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in 1917 because it sounded too German and called themselves Windsor instead.
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