Germans heap praise on our monarchy
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Monday, 08 November 2004

As we were approaching the fifth anniversary of the landslide defeat of the 1999 referendum, I was delighted to see this comment from the leading German newspaper, Die Welt, during The Queen’s recent visit to Germany:

" Every time German democrats look at the British monarchy, they can hardly suppress their envy and admiration for its balance between tradition and innovation. "

Incidentally, in one of the press reports of the anniversary, I read that the one state, Victoria, voted Yes. I have seen this in a book, and it is wrong. Every state voted No.………………….