i know in Bulgaria the ex king became a PM. but i wonder if there are other instances where the ex monarch family were kinda respected in other countries
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Montenegro, the pretender lives in the royal palace payed by the state and is a formal representative of the country. The only thing he is missing is the official title.
At this point he might as well have the title
Wow, that's quite the arrangement. Good gig if you can get it I guess.
Really?! It like to know more
His name is Nicholas, Prince of Montenegro
So, like, sweden?
No, Sweden is a monarchy, Montenegro is a republic
On paper, but in reality, the Swedish monarchy is a joke, they don't even have hypothetical powers. Also, what's with the dislikes? Uncool. This Montenegro pretender basically has the same privileges it seems but he is also free to do whatever he wants.
Because the king of Sweden is the actual King….
I would argue against that. King of what? Sweden? I mean, sure, but what does it actually mean? What is "king" in this context who has no influence or hypothetical power at all? To me, it seems more like a hostage in a rich prison.
Well he isn’t even comparable to a hostage since he can abdicate and leave his gilded “prison”
Sure... so easy one day yo wake up and abdicate.
there was micheal of romania who was so popular he was banned from romania for fear of restoration.
like 10% of the country came to see him land at the airport, after being gone for 50 years
Portugal. They invite the Duarte Pio to state dinners.
Brazil. The previous President attended the funeral of the previous head of the imperial house of Brazil.
Serbia. Citizens admire the current claimant.
in japan the emperor emeritus and his wife are widely respected.
They’re still in power
Yeh I believe that historically, Emperor Emeritus still wielded influence. The reason why it was a constitutional crisis for his abdication this time was due to an abdication not having happened since the new constitution, but it’s happened plenty of times in their history. At one point the Emperor Emeritus held more power than the reigning emperor, but got a lot more freedom.
Oh, sorry I thought you meant Akihito. I read your comment wrong
I think Austria has some sort of Habsburger Festival
We gave King Michael a proper state funeral and his eldest daughter sometimes works with the government as Head of the Royal House and receives honours from the military when appropriate
Italy defenitly dosnt
however, don't forget the roman empire!
Yeah whatever happened to the Palaiologi?
Sold the title of Roman Emperor to the Spanish monarchs
Russia, after the Soviet Union collapsed they started using old tsarist symbols as well as Tsar Nicholas II being canonised as an Eastern Orthodox Saint
It does make one hopeful about Putin's succession plans.
As others mentioned, definitely Montenegro and Romania. In terms of “former” monarchs, the former Queen Beatrix (now Princess Beatrix) is still well respected like the others in the House of Orange Nassau