The International Monarchist League (known until the mid-1990s as the Monarchist League) is an organisation dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the monarchical system of government and the principle of monarchy worldwide. It has been active in advocating the restoration of the monarchy in countries that have become republics in the twentieth century, particularly since the Second World War. The League is based in the United Kingdom.
The Rev. John Edward Bazille-Corbin (born Corbin, 1887–1964) founded the Monarchist League as a faux-chivalric body in 1943. Bazille-Corbin was a colourful character, who, according to Peter Anson, whilst retaining his living as Anglican Rector of Runwell St Mary in Essex, also became titular Bishop of Selsey in Mar Georgius‘ “Catholicate of the West”. An avid collector of titles and orders of a questionable nature, Bazille-Corbin used the titles of Duca di San Giaconio and Marquis de Beuvel.
The League eventually developed into a pressure and support group. Celebrating its Silver Jubilee in 1968, The Monarchist editorial said “in the late 50s and the early 60s a great resurgence took place in the League when negative and passive monarchism was turned into positive and aggressive monarchism.”
The league is governed by a “Grand Council”, which includes some non-British representatives. The Chancellor for at least a decade prior to 1975 was Lieut.-Col. J. C. du Parc Braham, TD (1920–1990). Du Parc Braham, an industrious but eccentric personality, kept the league’s profile high. He was succeeded by The Most Hon. The 6th Marquess of Bristol, who had been a member of the league’s Grand Council previous to 1968. Lord Bristol subsidised the league and many of its events until his death in March 1985.
Michael Wynne-Parker had been Principal Secretary from the late 1970s, and following the Marquess of Bristol’s death also became the league’s Acting Chancellor until 1987 when Count Nikolai Tolstoy was appointed to that position. Wynne-Parker was then made a Vice-Chancellor, a post which he held until standing down in March 1990.
In 1971, the league had numerous peers and notables as high-profile members, including The 13th Viscount Massereene, The 26th Baron Mowbray, and John Biggs-Davison, MP, who was also on the league’s ‘Council of Honour’. In 1972, the Chancellor announced he had appointed Mr. Nicholas Parker as “Director of Propaganda”.Count Nikolai Tolstoy-Miloslavsky joined in late 1975, and Prince Moshin Ali Khan of Hyderabad and Lord Sudeley (Vice-Chancellor from 1985) were both announced as new members in 1980.
The league had an active youth wing (under 21s), run in the mid-1960s by David Charlesworth. In February 1979, Lord Nicholas Hervey was elected as President of the International Youth Association of the League, and contributed in the July 1981 edition of The Monarchist an article entitled “The Youth Association Spreading its Wings”. In 1985 he also became a league Vice-Chancellor, and made the formal toast to the guests, the Prince and Princess of Lippe, at the League’s Annual Dinner in the Cholmondeley Room, The House of Lords, on 1 April 1986.Lord Nicholas Hervey remained active in the league until 1992 when he retired due to ill-health.
Restoration of activities
The Monarchist League had become virtually dormant by the mid-1980s, although Michael Wynne-Parker continued to engage in debates on behalf of the league, such as the one in 1982 at Wymondham College, Norfolk, when the motion, proposed by a Mr. Matehall, a member of the Communist Party, was “This House would Abolish the Monarchy”. The motion was soundly defeated. Gregory Lauder-Frost, who had joined the league in January 1979, also organised a major dinner at the House of Lords on 9 February 1984, when the guests-of-honour were Prince & Princess Tomislav of Yugoslavia.
Delegates at the European Monarchists’ Congress, 1990, L to R: Gregory Lauder-Frost (UK Monarchist League), Professor István Kállay (St.Stephen’s Crown Society, Budapest), Randall J. Dicks (US Constantian Society), Sergio Boschiero (“Fert” – National Monarchist Movement, Italy).
The death of The 6th Marquess of Bristol in March 1985 meant the end of any kind of future subsidy and left the league overdrawn at the bank as a result. One edition of The Monarchist appeared that year and none at all the following year. It appeared for the last time in February 1987 following which Michael Wynne-Parker retired. He was replaced by Kenneth McLennan Hay, BEM, who served a two-year term as secretary-general. But he lived in Edinburgh, which was inconvenient for a body based in London.
Lauder-Frost was called in to become Publications Editor (March 1987– December 1992), and Henry von Blumenthal became Treasurer. Major re-organisation by this duo of the league and its finances took place in 1988, Lauder-Frost emphasising that “we are not just a social group, but a serious pressure group carrying out a very demanding role in the face of much opposition.” In Autumn 1989, Kenneth Hay stated that the league was “indebted” to Lauder-Frost, his publications for the league being “received with enthusiasm”, mentioning “the letters of appreciation” he had received “from members and non-members alike.” Also that year, von Blumenthal began developing a system of collaboration with other monarchist organisations, and compiled The Monarchists’ Directory and which was published by Lauder-Frost in the League’s Newsletter for the first time in 1989. Von Blumenthal also attempted to develop a monarchist ideology; his article “The Royalist Reasoning” is the basis for the league’s current manifesto. This led to a number of important reforms, chief of which were the establishment of a UK branch network and re-activation of the branches in the United States and Australia. One of the most successful UK branches, in Kent, was led by von Blumenthal, who had recruited Don Foreman as its secretary.
Kenneth Hay was able to report in Autumn 1989 that “the League is forging ahead”. He stood down at the end of 1989 and was replaced by Lauder-Frost whom he described as having an “active mind and restless energy, who has edited the Newsletter and Policy Papers with success”. Meanwhile, Anthony J. Bailey and W. Denis Walker both joined the Grand Council as Ordinary Members in March 1990, Bailey serving for three years. Lauder-Frost served a two-year term as Secretary-General of the League, whilst continuing in his longer dual role as its Publications Officer. He stood down as Secretary-General on 31 December 1991, praised “for the high profile the League achieved under his guidance” and was replaced by Don Foreman, Secretary of the Kent Branch, who remained in post until 2002.
Chancellor, Count Tolstoy-Miloslavsky (left), and Prince Kyrill of Bulgaria at a Reception at Brasenose College, Oxford, on 17 February 1996. Gregory Lauder-Frost (profile) is on the right.
European Monarchist Congress, Warsaw, 8–9 Dec 1990. Gregory Lauder-Frost standing centre, Paul Benoit, Vice-President of the ML of Canada is to his right and Ivan Marczewski of the Bulgarian Monarchist-Conservative Union sits on his left.
From 1988 the League stepped up functions as a way of bringing in new members and raising funds. The July 1988 Annual Dinner took place in Dartmouth House, Mayfair, with Guests-of-Honour being Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia and the Duke of St. Albans. Jacqueline, Lady Killearn hosted a Reception at her home in Harley Street, London, in April 1989, for members and their guests. 1990 was a busy year for functions, with a House of Lords Dinner in March and over 100 members and guests at a Summer Reception, hosted by Conservative MP Neil Hamilton, in Westminster Hall on 17 July. Lord Sudeley and Gregory Lauder-Frost represented the League (at their own expense) at a major fund-raising dinner in New York City on 15 June 1990, which had been organised by New York member David Evans, and the Reverend (now Canon) Dr. Kenneth Gunn-Walberg. On 8–9 December that year Lauder-Frost also represented the League at the European Monarchist Conference in Warsaw, Poland, which attracted over 350 delegates from Europe, and several from North America. He returned immediately for the League’s Christmas Reception at London’s Lansdowne Club on the 10th. A league seminar followed on 26 January 1991 addressed by Dimitri Dostoevsky, a great-grandson of the author. This event was filmed for a BBC documentary entitled Dostoevsky’s Travels, broadcast on BBC2 TV on 9 October 1991. Under Don Foreman’s auspices, a new South-Eastern Counties branch was inaugurated in September 1991, and Lauder-Frost organised another dinner at the House of Lords on 30 November 1992, with the Guest-of-Honour being HRH Prince Shwebomin of Burma. The functions strategy, coupled with publications, was shown to be paying off by Spring 1992, when it was announced that in the previous three months alone 95 new members had joined.
The current Chancellor is Count Nikolai Tolstoy, who took up the post in late 1987. The Administrator and Treasurer since about 1993 has been the Hon. W. Denis Walker who was introduced onto the Grand Council on 14 March 1990 by Gregory Lauder-Frost, seconded by Lord Sudeley. In March 2002 a company limited by guarantee was formed, The Monarchist Movement Trust Limited, of which Walker is Company Secretary and a director. After being based for 50 years in central London, the league is now based at an office in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire.
An Australian branch of the Monarchist League was founded in 1943. Prior to 1993, due to the growing battle with republicans it was felt that it needed to be an exclusively Australian body to defer criticisms that it was just an offshoot of a UK group; it severed its affiliation in 1993, and became an independent group, the Australian Monarchist League. The separate Monarchist League of Australia replaced it as an affiliate in 2006. The Monarchist League of New Zealand and the Monarchist League of Canada were founded independently of the London-based Monarchist League and had no formal affiliation; however the Canadian league was formed by John Aimers after he attended a 1969 tour of Canada by Lieut.-Col. J. C. du Parc Braham, chancellor of the London-based League. The Canadian League, was formed months later with du Parc Braham having given Aimers a list of 50 Canadian members of the British-based league. The Monarchist League remained in close contact with the Canadian group, and on 11 March 1989, Lord Nicholas Hervey had a long meeting at London’s Savoy Hotel with Mr Aimers, then Chairman of the Monarchist League of Canada, in order to examine ways in which the two groups could co-operate more closely.
The league maintains a certain affiliation with several university groups in the UK, such as the Oxford Monarchists and the Strafford Club of St. Andrews University.
The Constitutional Monarchy Association is a late 1990s formation of the Monarchist League and focusses on maintaining and strengthening the constitutional monarchy in Britain. The association operates from the Monarchist League’s offices, and publishes a journal, The Crown (formerly entitled Realm of Kings). It has often been called upon to respond to anti-monarchist statements within the UK. The CMA is governed by a separate council, in theory separate from that of the league. Lord Sudeley acts as the Chairman.
- Australian Monarchist League
- Australians for Constitutional Monarchy
- Constantian Society, an American monarchist movement of the past
- Traditional Britain Group
- The Monarchist, attempt at quarterly in 1973, but bi-annual until 1984 (incl), once in 1985, and 1987. Quality A5 journal with photos. The editors were Guy Stair Sainty, KStJT, (1975–6), Jeffrey Finestone (1979 – Feb 1987).
- The Crown and Australia by Donald J Markwell, Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, London, 1987, (P/B booklet).
- Monarchist League Newsletter (A4) quarterly, edited by Gregory Lauder-Frost (October 1987 – December 1992 incl.); (became simply Monarchy about 1994). Carried articles, comment, and reports.
- The Betrayal of Bulgaria by Gregory Lauder-Frost, – an assessment of the Bulgarian kingdom in the 20th century, Policy Discussion Paper, Summer 1989. (This essay was translated and reprinted in the Sofia, Bulgaria, newspaper Democracy).
- Monarchy by Professor Charles Arnold-Baker, OBE, London, 1991, (P/B booklet).
- Romanian Essays and Notes edited by Gregory Lauder-Frost, London, February 1991, (P/B booklet).
- China – The Last Years of Empire by Gregory Lauder-Frost, Monarchist League Review Paper, London, June 1992. (This followed on from the essay “China” by the same author in The Monarchist League Newsletter January 1992.)
- Monarchy, current (2008) quarterly glossy A4 journal of the Monarchist League (editor unknown – not stated in journal).
- The Crown, current (2008) quarterly glossy A4 journal of The Constitutional Monarchy Association (editor Hilary Eves – not stated in journal).
- ^ Peter F Anson Bishops at Large (London, 1964)
- ^ The Monarchist, September 1968, no.26, p. 120.
- ^ The Monarchist League Newsletter, Spring 1991, p. 2, notice of his death and age.
The Monarchist, January 1979, no.54, p. 1, when he was already in post, having succeeded J. E. Craik sometime in the last two years.
- ^ The Monarchist League Newsletter, Spring 1990, p. 4
- ^ The Monarchist, April/July 1971, no.36/37, p. 8
- ^ The Monarchist, Winter, 1972, no.39, p. 7.
- ^ The Monarchist, Winter/Spring 1975–76, nos.46 & 47, p. 4; January 1980, no.56, p. 19; July 1980, no.57, p. 26.
- ^ The Monarchist, September 1968, no.26, p. 121, where his resignation is given due to “frequent absences abroad”.
- ^ The Monarchist, July 1979, no.55
- ^ The Monarchist, February 1987, no.67.
- ^ The Monarchist, September 1982, no.61, p. 6.
- ^ The Monarchist, February 1984, p. 5. Lauder-Frost is a Life Member (joined January 1979) who was amongst those listed in The Monarchist in July 1981, no.59, p. 3, as “generously” donating funds to the league.
- ^ The Monarchist, 1985, No.66, p.3/4 – Obituary.
- ^ The Monarchist League Newsletter Autumn 1989 – report by henry von Blumenthal, p. 2
- ^ The Monarchist League Newsletter, Spring, 1990, pps: 2 and 4, where Kenneth Hay gives this as his main reason for retirement.
- ^ Starke, C. A., publishers, Genealogisches Handbuch de Adels, Aderlige Hauser A Band XVIII, Limburg an der Lahn, 1985, p. 20.
- ^ The Monarchist League Newsletter, Spring, 1989, p. 2, – comment by Kenneth Hay on the reorganisation; and Autumn 1990, Editorial.
- ^ Monarchist League Newsletter Autumn 1989 & Spring 1990, p. 2
- ^ The Monarchist League Newsletter, Spring, 1990, p. 2, Kenneth Hay’s final report. He died 22 September 1992 following a heart attack.
- ^ The Monarchist League Newsletter Spring 1990, p. 2
- ^ The Monarchist League Newsletter, January 1992, p. 3.
- ^ The Monarchist league Newsletter, Spring, 1989, p. 4
- ^ The Daily Telegraph, Court & Social Columns, 14 March 1990, p. 20
- ^ The Monarchist League Newsletter, Autumn 1990, report p. 2
- ^ The Guardian, 10 December 1990
- ^ The European, 14 December 1990
- ^ The Melbourne Age (Saturday Extra), 23 February 1991.
- ^ Pro Fide Rege et Lege (magazine) Warsaw, Poland, no.10, 1999, proceedings and speeches of the European Monarchist Congress.
- ^ The Monarchist League Newsletters, Autumn 1990 and Spring 1991 where all these events are reported on.
- ^ The Monarchist League Newsletter, February 1993, p. 2
- ^ The Monarchist League Newsletter, Spring 1992,p.3
- ^ The Monarchist League Newsletter, Spring, 1990, p. 4
- ^ “John Aimers waves the flag for the monarchy”. Montreal Gazette. 1 March 1971. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
- ^ The Monarchist League Newsletter, Spring, 1989, pp. 4–5
- ^ Monarchy.net website Archived 20 January 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- ^ “Elect royals, says Queen’s chaplain” Daily Telegraph Friday 8 May 1998 Issue 1078 By Victoria Combe, Churches Correspondent
- ^ “Palace is polite over ITV’s ‘frivolous’ show” Daily Telegraph. Monday 6 January 1997. Issue 591. By Robert Hardman] Quotes Don Foreman, secretary of the Constitutional Monarchy Association
- ^ “We don’t do cheap, say aides – as Royal costs reach £37m”, The Scotsman
What does being a monarchist mean?
a person who supports the system of having a king or queen. Synonym. royalist
Did America ever have a monarchy?
The revolutionary war officially ended in 1783 with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. This marked the official end of monarchy in the United States with George III of the United Kingdom being the last monarch.
What is the difference between monarchist and royalist?
A royalist supports a particular monarch as head of state for a particular kingdom, or of a particular dynastic claim. In the abstract, this position is royalism. It is distinct from monarchism, which advocates a monarchical system of government, but not necessarily a particular monarch.
Is there a monarchist party in Britain?
The British Monarchist League is a nationwide organisation encompassing all of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The League welcomes all who support and understand the components of constitutional monarchy, and wish to support and defend Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
What are the 3 types of monarchy?
Absolute monarchs remain in the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace; the Sultanate of Oman; and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom of Bahrain, the State of Kuwait, and the State of Qatar are classified as mixed, meaning there are representative bodies of some kind, but the monarch retains most of his powers.
Why doesn’t America have a royal family?
So you have to wonder – why don’t we have a royal family of our own? The obvious answer is that this is America, a country founded on rejection of the very concept of monarchy, and on a Constitution that carefully sets up constraints on any such thing ever developing.
Who was the last king of USA?
Overview. The last king of America, George III, has been ridiculed as a complete disaster who frittered away the colonies and went mad in his old age.
Are there still monarchists?
Still, despite a couple centuries of toppling kings, there are 44 monarchies in the world today. 13 are in Asia, 12 are in Europe, 10 are in North America, 6 are in Oceania, and 3 are in Africa. There are no monarchies in South America.
What is the opposite of a monarchist?
Antonyms & Near Antonyms for monarchism. democracy, self-governance, self-government, self-rule.
What would the UK be called without monarchy?
In 1991, Labour MP Tony Benn introduced the Commonwealth of Britain Bill, which called for the transformation of the United Kingdom into a “democratic, federal and secular Commonwealth of Britain”, with an elected president. The monarchy would be abolished and replaced by a republic with a written constitution.
What is anti royalist called?
Advocating or supporting a republic as a form of government. pro-republic. antimonarchist. democrat. republican.
Does the Queen of England have any power?
Along with the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the Crown is an integral part of the institution of Parliament. The Queen plays a constitutional role in opening and dissolving Parliament and approving Bills before they become law.
Can the Queen dissolve the government?
A dissolution is allowable, or necessary, whenever the wishes of the legislature are, or may fairly be presumed to be, different from the wishes of the nation.” The monarch could force the dissolution of Parliament through a refusal of royal assent; this would very likely lead to a government resigning.
Can the Queen declare war on Russia?
These immense powers mean the Queen is the only person in the UK who can officially declare war on another country, but this power is not absolute. Technically the Queen’s power to declare war is one of her prerogative powers, which have been in the possession of the reigning monarch for centuries.
Does the Queen carry a gun?
Queen Elizabeth’s Pocket Pistol is a cannon built in 1544 in Utrecht by Jan Tolhuys, before Elizabeth I came to the throne. The gun was presented to Henry VIII by Maximiliaan van Egmond, Count of Buren and Stadtholder of Friesland as a gift for his young daughter Elizabeth.
Does the Queen of England get paid?
Normally, the Queen is given 15% of the Crown Estate profits from the previous two years, with the government keeping the remainder. However, it was agreed that from 2017 she would receive 25% for the following 10 years.
Monarchists League – Welcome to the official website of The …
Monarchists League – Welcome to the official website of The International Monarchist League. Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced. A statement issued by the Palace just after midday on Friday 9th April 2021 spoke of The Queen’s “deep sorrow” following his death at Windsor Castle that morning. The Duke of Edinburgh, who was the longest-serving consort in British history, had returned to Windsor on 16th March after a month in hospital. Our condolences go to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family at this sad time. ————————————— Based in the United Kingdom, the International Monarchist League has Delegates and Groups throughout the world and unites all who share its belief in the advantages of Monarchy for their nation state. Like Monarchy itself, the League is independent of any political party or group, prejudice against any section of the community has no place in its policy or program. Drawn from many countries and from all walks of life, the supporters of the League span the whole political spectrum, although many are without any political alignment. The League’s purpose is, quite simply, to support the principle of Monarchy. It represents adherents of differing styles of Monarchy, from Constitutionalists to Absolutists, recognizing that differing traditions require differing styles of leadership. Among its members are supporters of different claimants to vacant thrones. The interests of the International Monarchist League lie far more in the future than in the past and it has a high proportion of student subscribers.
International Monarchist League – Wikipedia
International Monarchist League The International Monarchist League (known until the mid-1990s as the Monarchist League) is an organisation dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the monarchical system of government and the principle of monarchy worldwide. It has been active in advocating the restoration of the monarchy in countries that have become republics in the twentieth century, particularly since the Second World War. The League is based in the United Kingdom. Establishment The Rev. John Edward Bazille-Corbin (born Corbin, 1887–1964) founded the Monarchist League as a faux-chivalric body in 1943. Bazille-Corbin was a colourful character, who, according to Peter Anson, whilst retaining his living as Anglican Rector of Runwell St Mary in Essex, also became titular Bishop of Selsey in Mar Georgius’ “Catholicate of the West”. An avid collector of titles and orders of a questionable nature, Bazille-Corbin used the titles of Duca di San Giaconio and Marquis de Beuvel. The League eventually developed into a pressure and support group. Celebrating its Silver Jubilee in 1968, The Monarchist editorial said “in the late 50s and the early 60s a great resurgence took place in the League when negative and passive monarchism was turned into positive and aggressive monarchism.” The league is governed by a “Grand Council”, which includes some non-British representatives. The Chancellor for at least a decade prior to 1975 was Lieut.-Col. J. C. du Parc Braham, TD (1920–1990). Du Parc Braham, an industrious but eccentric personality, kept the league’s profile high. He was succeeded by The Most Hon. The 6th Marquess of Bristol, who had been a member of the league’s Grand Council previous to 1968. Lord Bristol subsidised the league and many of its events until his death in March 1985. Michael Wynne-Parker had been Principal Secretary from the late 1970s, and following the Marquess of Bristol’s death also became the league’s Acting Chancellor until 1987 when Count Nikolai Tolstoy was appointed to that position. Wynne-Parker was then made a Vice-Chancellor, a post which he held until standing down in March 1990. In 1971, the league had numerous peers and notables as high-profile members, including The 13th Viscount Massereene, The 26th Baron Mowbray, and John Biggs-Davison, MP, who was also on the league’s ‘Council of Honour’. In 1972, the Chancellor announced he had appointed Mr. Nicholas Parker as “Director of Propaganda”. Count Nikolai Tolstoy-Miloslavsky joined in late 1975, and Prince Moshin Ali Khan of Hyderabad and Lord Sudeley (Vice-Chancellor from 1985) were both announced as new members in 1980. The league had an active youth wing (under 21s), run in the mid-1960s by David Charlesworth. In February 1979, Lord Nicholas Hervey was elected as President of the International Youth Association of the League, and contributed in the July 1981 edition of The Monarchist an article entitled “The Youth Association Spreading its Wings”. In 1985 he also became a league Vice-Chancellor, and made the formal toast to the guests, the Prince and Princess of Lippe, at the League’s Annual Dinner in the Cholmondeley Room, The House of Lords, on 1 April 1986. Lord Nicholas Hervey remained active in the league until 1992 when he retired due to ill-health. Restoration of activities The Monarchist League had become virtually dormant by the mid-1980s, although Michael Wynne-Parker continued to engage in debates on behalf of the league, such as the one in 1982 at Wymondham College, Norfolk, when the motion, proposed by a Mr. Matehall, a member of the Communist Party, was “This House…
Monarchism in the United States – Wikipedia
Monarchism in the United StatesMonarchism in the United States is the advocacy of a monarchical form of government in the United States of America. During the American revolution a significant element of the population remained loyal to the British crown. However, aside from a few considerations in the 1780s, since independence there has not been any serious movement for an American monarchy. Revolutionary period During the American Revolution, those American colonists who stayed loyal to the British crown were termed “Loyalists”. Historians have estimated that between 15 and 20% of the 2,000,000 whites in the colonies in 1775 were Loyalists (300,000–400,000). The revolutionary war officially ended in 1783 with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. This marked the official end of monarchy in the United States with George III of the United Kingdom being the last monarch. Confederation period In the 1780s, in the period between the American Revolution and the ratification of the United States Constitution, several propositions for creating an independent monarchy were considered. George Washington On May 22, 1782, the Newburgh letter was sent to George Washington who was camped at Newburgh, New York; written for the army officers by Colonel Lewis Nicola, it proposed that Washington should become the King of the United States. Washington reacted very strongly against the suggestion, and was greatly troubled by it, turning it down in favor of a Republican government.[note 1] Prussian Scheme In 1786, the President of the Continental Congress, Nathaniel Gorham, acting in possible concert with other persons influential in the government of the United States, is reported to have offered the crown to Henry of Prussia, a prince of the House of Hohenzollern and brother of Frederick the Great, possibly with the aim of resolving the ongoing political crises occurring during the last days of the Articles of Confederation. According to Rufus King, Gorham secretly corresponded with Prince Henry of Prussia for this purpose. The attempt may have died due to a lack of interest on Henry’s part, popular opposition to a rumored proposal involving a different potential monarch, the convening of the Philadelphia Convention, or some combination thereof. Constitutional Convention of 1787 Alexander Hamilton argued in a long speech before the Constitutional Convention of 1787 that the President of the United States should be an elective monarch, ruling for “good behavior” (i.e., for life, unless impeached) and with extensive powers. Hamilton believed that elective monarchs had sufficient power domestically to resist foreign corruption, yet there was enough domestic control over their behavior to prevent tyranny at home. Hamilton argued, “And let me observe that an executive is less dangerous to the liberties of the people when in office during life than for seven years. It may be said this constitutes as an elective monarchy… But by making the executive subject to impeachment, the term ‘monarchy’ cannot apply…” His proposal was resoundingly voted down in favor of a four-year term with the possibility of reelection. In his later defense of the Constitution in The Federalist Papers, he often hints that a lifetime executive might be better, even as he praises the system with the four-year term….
Websites of Monarchist and Royalist Organizations
Websites of Monarchist and Royalist Organizations The Websites of Monarchist and Royalist Organizations International: Asociacin Monrquica Europea (European Monarchy Association) http://www.monarquiaeuropea.org/ International Monarchist Conference http://internationale.monarchiste.com International Monarchist League http://www.monarchyinternational.net/ The Constantian Society http://www.put.com/~monarchy/ The International Commission and Association on Nobility http://www.nobility-association.com/ The Monarchist League in America http://www.monarchyamerica.net/ Reigning National and Subnational Monarchy Organizations: American Region of the Society of King Charles the Martyr http://www.skcm-usa.org/ Association of the Representatives of the Kingdom Bunyoro-Kitara http://www.arkbk-clbg.org/ Australian Monarchist League https://monarchist.org.au/ Australians for Constitutional Monarchy http://www.norepublic.com.au/ British Monarchist League http://www.monarchist.org.uk/ Geschiedkundige Vereniging Oranje-Nassau (Historical Society of Orange-Nassau) http://oranje-nassau.org/ Koninklijke Bond van Oranje verenigingen (Royal Union of Orange Associations in the Netherlands) http://oranjebond.nl/ Monarchy New Zealand http://monarchy.org.nz/ Rojalistiska Freningen (Royalist Association) http://www.rojf.se/ Society of King Charles the Martyr http://skcm.org/ The Constitutional Monarchy Association http://www.monarchy.net/ The Monarchist League of Canada (La Ligue Monarchiste Du Canada) http://www.monarchist.ca/ The Royal Society of St. George http://www.royalsocietyofstgeorge.com/ Non-Reigning National and Subnational Monarchy Organizations: 1745 Association http://www.1745association.org.uk/ Alianta Nationala pentru Regatul Romaniei (National Alliance for the Restoration of the Monarchy) http://www.anrm.ro/ Aloha First http://alohafirst.com/ Arautos dEl-Rei (Heralds of the King) http://www.arautosdelrei.org/ Associazione Amici del Montenegro (Association of Friends of Montenegro) http://www.amicidelmontenegro.it/associazione-amici-del-montenegro-o-n-l-u-s/ Centre for the Research of Orthodox Monarchism http://www.czipm.org/idtg-crom.html Centre Royaliste dAction Franaise (Royalist Center of French Action) http://www.actionfrancaise.net/craf/ Crculo Monrquico Brasileiro (Brazilian Monarchist Association) http://www.circulomonarquico.com.br/ Communin Tradicionalista Carlista (Carlist Traditionalist Communion) http://www.carlistas.es/ Cuba Espaola (Spanish Cuba) http://comunidadautonomadecuba.org/ Democrazia Reale (Royal Democracy) http://www.democraziareale.it/ Die Knigstreuen Bayern (Association of Royalists in Bavaria) http://www.verband-der-koenigstreuen.de/ Friends of Hadhramaut http://hadhramaut.co.uk/ Friends of the Iolani Palace http://www.iolanipalace.com/Contact/TheFriendsofIolaniPalace.aspx Imperial Qing Restoration Organization, World Monarchy Revival Organization, and Manchukuo Temporary Government https://sites.google.com/site/monarchyrevival/Home Institut Louis XVII (Louis XVII Institute) http://www.louis17.com/ Instituto Brasil Imperial (Brazilian Imperial Institute) http://www.brasilimperial.org.br/ Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos Monrquicos do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazilian Institute for Study of Monarchy of the Rio Grande do Sul) https://ibem.org/ Instituto Nazionale per la Guardia DOnore alle Reali Tombe Del Pantheon (National Institute of the Honor Guard of the Royal Tombs of the Pantheon) http://www.guardiadonorealpantheon.it/ Jacobite Studies Trust http://www.jacobitestudiestrust.org/ Klub Zachowawczo-Monarchistyczny (Conservative Monarchist Club) http://kzm.org.pl/ LAlfiere http://www.lalfiere.it/blog/ LInstitut de la Maison de Bourbon (Institute of the House of Bourbon) http://www.royaute.info/ Le Souvenir Napolonien (The Napoleonic Remembrance) http://www.souvenirnapoleonien.org/ Magyar Szent Korona Szovetseg (Association of the Hungarian Holy Crown) http://www.regnumportal.hu/ Mohamed Ali Foundation http://www.mohamedalifoundation.org/ Monarchistick Občansk Sdruen (Monarchist Civic Association) http://monarchista.cz/ Movimento Neoborbonico (Movment Neoborbonico) http://www.neoborbonici.it/portal/ Mundo Armonia (World Harmony) http://www.mundoarmonia.es/ Nouvelle Action Royaliste (New Royalist Action) http://nouvelle-action-royaliste.fr/ Organizacja Monarchistw Polskich (Polish Monarchist Organization) http://www.legitymizm.org/ Polish Nobility Association http://www.szlachta.org.pl/ Polish Nobility Association Foundation http://pnaf.us/ Preueninstitute (Prussian Institute) http://www.preusseninstitut.de/ Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation http://www.fpmr.ro/index.php?page=welcome Real Associao de Lisboa (Royal Association of Lisbon) http://www.reallisboa.pt/ral/ Royal Burma Society of Great Britain http://royalburmasociety.yolasite.com/ Royal Stuart Society http://www.royalstuartsociety.com/ Russian Imperial Union-Order http://riuo.org/index.en.html Schwarz-Gelbe Allianz (Black-Yellow Alliance) http://sga.monarchisten.org/ Serbian National Defense Council of America http://www.snd-us.com/en/ SOS Yugoslavia http://www.sosyugoslaviakosovo.com/sitososyu/index.html The 1st Marquis of Montrose Society http://www.montrose-society.org.uk/ The International Napoleonic Society http://www.napoleonicsociety.com/english/frameSetAccueil_Eng.htm The Northumbrian Jacobite Society http://www.northumbrianjacobites.org.uk/ The Romanov Fund for Russia http://www.romanovfundforrussia.org/ The Russian Nobility Association in America http://russiannobility.org/en/ The Stewart Society http://www.stewartsociety.org/ Tradition und Leben (Tradition and Life) http://www.promonarchie.de/ Udruzenje Inicijativa za Kraljevinu Srbiju (Initiative for the Kingdom of Serbia) http://www.monarhija.net/ Union des Cercles Lgitimistes de France (Union of Legitimist Circles of France) http://www.uclf.org/ Unione Monarchica Italiana (Italian Monarchist Union) http://www.monarchia.it/ Vive le Roy (Hail to the King) http://www.viveleroy.fr/ ЛегитимистЪ (The Legitimist) http://legitimist.ru/ Русское Имперское Движение (Russian Imperial Movement) http://rusimperia-info.ru/ Український Традиціоналістичний…
The American Monarchist League – OoCities
index The American Monarchist League is a group of like-minded royalists from the United States and Canada who are united in support of honoring, defending and advancing the long held ties between North America and the British Monarchy. The United States, even as a constitutional republic, would not exist as it is today without the influence of the constitutional monarchy of Great Britain. It is easy to see that of all the nations in North America today, all those which are the most advanced, free and prosperous are those descended from or sharing in the British Monarchy. The American Monarchist League was formed to provide a place for U.S. monarchists as well as those from across English-speaking America, to voice their support for and solidarity with the ideals of constitutional monarchy. We also exist to discuss and debate ideas among ourselves and others about the United States and the rest of the world such as: Should the U.S. join the Commonwealth of Nations? Should the U.S. accept Queen Elizabeth II as our monarch? Can monarchy make a difference?
“Royalist League” to Hold Meeting in Dallas, Texas, Sunday.
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Home Welcome to the British Monarchists Society Sign-up to our newsletter. In celebration of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, the British Monarchists Society has commissioned a new Jubilee Anthem featuring the incomparable Lesley Garrett CBE, Rodney Earl Clarke, and the London Community Gospel Choir. “EIIR: The Platinum Record” is comprised of two individual tracks creating one musical celebration to mark Her Majesty’s record-breaking achievement of 2022. The Four British Nations and We Thank You From Our Hearts Composed by BMS Patron, Royal Composer, Dr. Olga Thomas and Crossover Classical Tenor, composer, and producer, Anton Van Der Mere, with lyrics by Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills, the Jubilee Anthem project visionary and Founder of the British Monarchists Society, and Anton Van Der Mere, the Anthem is not only a musical journey through the Queen’s life, but also an epic circumnavigation around the Commonwealth, discovering the musical representations of Her Majesty’s Realms. This new Jubilee Anthem is a truly reflective and all encompassing tribute to Her Majesty, and the service she has given all of her people around the globe. Order your PLATINUM JUBILEE ANTHEM luxury limited edition, 6-panel CD cover while they last! Signed by national treasure and the UK’s most recognised soprano Lesley Garrett CBE, the West End’s Les Mis star Rodney Earl Clarke, private composer to Her Majesty and the Royal family, Olga Thomas, and the incomparable London Community Gospel Choir. This special Platinum Jubilee commemorative limited edition is limited to only 70 packs, complete with a certificate of authenticity. Get yours today while they are still in stock! Click Here to purchase yours today. Welcome Welcome Welcome to the new website of the British Monarchists Society. We are both excited and honoured to have you visit us, hopefully finding our work and membership options of interest. From our latest campaigns to erect a statue of Her Majesty for the Platinum Jubilee, to improving the Sovereign Support Grant, to becoming a member of our organisation, we are glad you are here!In addition to advocating tradition, supporting the heritage of the British Crown, and advancing education relating to the governmental responsibilities of the Monarch, you can get involved by becoming a member of our monarchists family. Being a member of the British Monarchists Society has never had so many benefits, especially with our “Passport to Britannia” and “Passport to Britannia Plus” membership programmes.The works that the Society undertakes on behalf of Crown and Country are very important and matter greatly to the nation, however, we could not do it without your encouragement, support, and membership. We thank you for your visiting us, and look forward to you being an active and integral part of the British Monarchists Society. Welcome to the new website of the British Monarchists Society. We are both excited and honoured to have you visit us, hopefully finding our work and membership options of interest. From our latest campaigns to erect a statue of Her Majesty for the Platinum Jubilee, improving the Sovereign Support Grant, to becoming a member of our organisation, we are glad you are here!In addition to advocating traditions, supporting the heritage of the British Crown, and advancing education relating to the governmental responsibilities of the Monarch, you can get involved by becoming a member. Being a member of the British Monarchists Society has never had so many benefits, especially with out “Passport to Britannia” and “Passport to Britannia Plus” membership programmes.The works that the Society undertakes on…