Henry XIII prepared to overthrow the government
This is the Schurbler Prince of Germany
Henry XIII Prinz Reuss (71) is one of the most dangerous German conspiracy theorists. With several dozen cronies, he prepared an overthrow of the German government along the lines of the storming of the Capitol. His henchmen were already meeting for target practice.
Henry XIII Prince Reuss (71) is taken from his residence in Frankfurt on Wednesday morning.
Samuel Schumacherforeign reporter
Apparently, Germany narrowly escaped a violent coup attempt: early Wednesday morning, more than 3,000 police officers and special units conducted more than 130 house searches in several federal states and arrested 25 people. The goal of the group of extremists raised: the overthrow of the German government and the establishment of a new state under the leadership of Henry XIII. Prince Reuss (71), one of the most dangerous conspiracy theorists in Germany.
“Prinz Reuss”, the presumed main person responsible for the campaign planned since November 2021, comes from the East German noble family of the same name, which ruled the east of today’s state of Thuringia until 1920. The male descendants all bear the first name Heinrich to this day. And the wealth of the blue-blooded clan is considerable to this day. But the House of Reuss lost its political power long ago.
Hoped Henry XIII. on Putin’s support?
Heinrich XIII, who was arrested by the federal police in Frankfurt on Wednesday morning, absolutely did not want to accept this loss of power. The real estate agent and castle owner has therefore been working for more than a year with several dozen co-conspirators from the judiciary, the German armed forces, the police and civil society on a plan for a violent storming of the German Bundestag.
The details that the federal prosecutor’s office made public on Wednesday are strongly reminiscent of the storming of the Capitol in Washington DC on January 6, 2021. The “Council” surrounding Henry XIII. had shooting exercises carried out and barracks spyed on, in which his own “homeland security companies” were once supposed to be housed. He distributed offices in his own ministries and, according to the news magazine Der Spiegel, has already contacted Russian authorities in Germany – apparently in the hope of receiving support for his own terrorist plans from Vladimir Putin’s (70) henchmen. The German judiciary is currently clarifying what role his Russian partner Vitalia B. (39) played.
Prince Reuss’ dangerous appearance in Zurich
Henry XIII expected that riots would break out across the country after the government was overthrown and that large sections of the military would rally behind him. He himself then became head of government and, among other things, began negotiations directly with Russia. As early as 2019, the prince, who had fallen out of favor with his family, appealed to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (72) to beg for help for his overthrow concerns.
Henry XIII is one of around 20,000 so-called Reich citizens: mostly German nationals who do not recognize Germany as a legitimate state. They claim that the Federal Republic is an economic zone controlled by Allied forces without any power of its own, a puppet of America. Many imperial citizens – including Heinrich XIII. – only consider the then constitution of the German Empire, which fell in 1918, as legitimate law. This confused view put Henry XIII. again and again in public, most recently at the Zurich Worldwebforum 2019.
For the time being, “Prinz Reuss” has now swung out. Together with the other state threats – including a Berlin judge – he has to prepare himself for a long prison sentence. The fact that he does not recognize the German courts as legitimate will do him little good.