As the EU develops, it is highly likely that national monarchies will be seen as an essential means of emphasising national identity. Both the German Customs Union and the German empire which succeeded it retained the monarchical structure of the member states.
The European Union may at some stage decide that it wants an overall representative figurehead, in rather the same way that Her Majesty the Queen is Head of the Commonwealth, some of whose members are monarchies, and some republics. There is a body of opinion which believes that such a figurehead should be a member of one of Europe's royal families.
Yours faithfully, DONALD FOREMAN Secretary-General Monarchist League London, WC1 22 OctoberReuse content