Is the last Tsar of Bulgaria the most qualified man for the job as European President?
There are many people who have been mentioned as potential new Presidents of the European Union, but none sparked my interest more than Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. He has an impressive CV, which I challenge anyone to match.
Starting at the age of 6 he was the last Tsar if Bulgaria, supported by the Germans, then invaded by the Russians, his reign was not entirely successful, leading to the Communist abolition of the monarchy in 1946, leading to his, and his family’s exile.
As well as living in Bulgaria Simeon has good links with the rest of Europe, he has lived in Spain, marrying a Spanish aristocrat whilst there, as well as Egypt and the United States, but his family connections are the ones that really make him pre-eminently suitable for the job.
His mother was the daughter of Victor Emmanuel III, the King of Italy and briefly Albania and Ethiopia, and his grandmother was a Princess from Montenegro.
So tea with Berlusconi would not be a problem.
He has great links with both Great Britain and Germany being directly related to the Dukes of Saxe-Coburg Gotha and, as a consequence, the British royal family and that of Belgium.
His credentials are not just restricted to his family ties however. His main qualification for the role is that he has been a Prime Minister of Bulgaria, since its turn to democracy, following the Communist era, but he even has at least five knighthoods, from Italy, Belgium and the Catholic Church. He’s even a Grand Officer of the Legion d’honneur, improving his republican and French connections.
He has excellent connections and can be assured to stop the traffic at any international occasion.
Apart from the Queen of England, can there be any more qualified contender for the job?
He even makes C. B. Fry look ordinary, and unlike him, instead of just being offered the job like C. B., he was actually related to the King of Albania!