Prince Henry XIII and the Plan to Overthrow the German Government
When he started spending weekends in Bad Lobenstein regularly last year, he was already deeply rooted in the Reich Citizens’ Movement. But his anti-Semitic tendencies and interest in conspiracy theories are well documented.
In January 2019, he gave a talk entitled Witness the Rise and Fall of the Blue-Blood Elite at the WorldWebForum in Zurich, Switzerland. In which 15 minute speechhe railed against the Rothschild family, claiming that World War I was forced upon the German Kaiser by international financial interests – both common anti-Semitic dog whistle – and insisting that modern democratic Germany is just an illusion.
“Ever since Germany surrendered on May 8, Germany has never been sovereign again,” said Prince Henry XIII. in his speech, referring to the day of his defeat in World War II. “It became an administrative structure of the allies in the so-called unified economic entity of the Federal Republic of Germany – that is, a trade structure.”
It was speeches like these that began to alienate him from relatives of the Reuss family. The head of the Reuss family, a distant cousin who is also named Heinrich like all male heirs to the Reuss throne, called him “a confused old man” and pointed out that even if his coup had been successful, he would only be 17 in the succession to the throne.
“That means 16 of us would have to die before his turn,” he said, adding that what drove his distant cousin into his world of conspiracy was likely years of bitterness with the German courts.
After the German reunification, Heinrich XIII. For years about regaining ownership of family estates and lodges that had been nationalized in the former communist GDR. “He never got any land restitutions,” said the head of the Reuss family, though the prince did manage to get some of his family’s furniture and artwork back.
Finally, Henry XIII had to buy back the ornately decorated castle with its stone boars and a Gothic-style tower.
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