Letter: The man who could be king?

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HAROLD Brooks-Baker speaks of Prince Albrecht of Bavaria as a candidate for the British throne (Letters, 11 June). However, Mr Brooks- Baker should have pointed out that while the prince is indeed distantly descended from the sister of Britain's King James II, who lost his throne in 1688, he is also the grandson of Bavaria's Ludwig III, who did not lose his until 1918. Before Prince Albrecht pursues his claim in Britain, he will surely hope to be restored in his native kingdom.

Unfortunately it is likely to be a vain hope. Although 68 per cent of Bavarians said in an opinion poll they would like their monarchy to be restored, the German constitution forbids them from campaigning for this.

Donald Foreman

The Monarchist League

London WC1

Unfortunately it is likely to be a vain hope. Although 68 per cent of Bavarians said in an opinion poll they would like their monarchy to be restored, the German constitution forbids them from campaigning for this.

Donald Foreman

The Monarchist League

London WC1

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