Russian diplomat wants Prince Harry to be Tsar of vacant throne

May 4th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 4 (ANI): A leading former Russian diplomat has put forward the idea that Prince Harry, the third in line to the British monarch, should be offered Russia’s vacant throne.

Alexander Baunov, who is a diplomat-turned-journalist, thinks that Harry, 26, should be crowned the first king of Russia since Tsar Nicholas II reined in 1917 on the eve of the Bolshevik Revolution.

“Let him receive parades, make visits, give dinners and offer New Year congratulations,” the Daily Mail quoted Baunov as stating.

He said the prince could perform a symbolic role as head of state, allowing Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev, currently premier and president respectively, to concentrate on politics and running the country.

“We have no Royal Weddings, and I don’t see anything good about this. All our court life revolves around overweight MPs, untalented singers and graduates from TV reality shows,” Baunov said.

“Looking at the wedding and its preparations in England, I think that it would be good to restore the monarchy here,” he stated.

While there is currently no undisputed claimant to the defunct Romanov throne, Baunov points out that Harry has plenty of royal Russian blood coursing through his veins.

“His great great grandmother was the great duchess Olga Konstantinovna Romanov,” he said.

“Moreover, King George V, who ruled from 1910-36, was a cousin of our Tsar Nicholas II, so the British princes are his distant nephews,” he explained.

Olga, granddaughter of Tsar Nicholas I and cousin of Tsar Alexander III, was Queen of Greece, and is the paternal grandmother of Prince Philip. (ANI)

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