Hardly anyone has enjoyed the American dream as much as he has. In 1984 Frédéric moved Prince of Anhalt to the USA, married the Hollywood diva Zsa Zsa Gabor there two years later and has lived a splendid life in the heart of the dream factory since then. But if it is up to him, this life will soon be a thing of the past. The 77-year-old is drawn back to his old homeland: he has been in the posh Bayerischer Hof in Munich for around two weeks.
If it is up to him, it will be his permanent residence. Similar to how Udo Lindenberg resides in the Hotel Atlantic in Hamburg, the prince could imagine with a suitable offer to move permanently to this hotel. Because in the United States he doesn't like it anymore.
The protests that have been going on for weeks have deterred him just as much as the corona pandemic, which continues to rage in the United States and to which California has sometimes responded with strict exit restrictions. "I don't like to be locked up," said von Anhalt star. Then there is the American healthcare system, which he describes as inefficient and expensive. "It is much better in Germany to grow old. "
He was born as Hans-Robert Lichtenberg
In the United States, he has achieved everything he has ever dreamed of: "I am America very grateful, "he says today." America gave me everything I wanted. I wanted to get rich in America, and I managed to do that. "The skilled baker, born 1943 as Hans-Robert Lichtenberg, was helped by his noble title, which he was adopted by Marie Auguste Princess of Anhalt in 1980. Since then he has been known as Prince of Anhalt .
"The title was the tool for my career," he says looking back. He used this tool in America and it worked: "I have Zsa Zsa Gabor met and wanted a prince. "Nobody was interested in the fact that he acquired the title not through birth but through adoption:" No American has ever asked me about it. "
But he has enough now: "If you live in America, you can only dream of Europe," he enthuses. "We all went to America to make a quick buck. Not because of the culture and architecture. Motifs, which he also assumes are the latest royal additions in Hollywood:" Nobody can tell me that Prince Harry is leaving England because Los Angeles is nicer. But here's the show – and they got it too. "He predicts:" At the Oscars, the two of them go over the red carpet.
Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt believes in Donald Trump
Although he wants to turn his back on the United States, he still holds big chunks of the incumbent president – and is firmly convinced of his reelection: The protests would help Donald Trump, who has already declared the slogan "Law and Order". Nixon has already won his election, says von Anhalt: "Every American, especially the middle class, loves that."
The fact that the economy – the most important issue during Trump's first term – was just breaking in would not hurt him: "Before Corona, everyone was fed up. We were fine. The Dow Jones was at 30,000 points." Now the president goes in front of the camera every day and explains to people: "It is not our fault".
The Democrats, on the other hand, have a problem: the top candidate. "Joe Biden doesn't stand a chance because he makes reports from the basement, it doesn't come across well." Biden looks aged through the quarantine. So he calculates good chances for Trump – even if he is currently lagging behind in the polls. "Many don't dare to admit they choose Trump," he said.
Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt currently has other concerns than the US election campaign: he is preparing his wife's burial in Hungary. In four weeks she should find her final resting place in Budapest, where she was born in 1917.
And the prince himself will probably also be immortalized in the Hungarian capital: Frederic and Zsa Zsa are also to be included in the planned Madame Tussauds in Budapest. A great honor for a skilled baker who was very lucky in the USA.