July 12, 1918
There are five candidates for the Polish throne, according to a cable sent by the London Times to the Washington Post.
The original report was published in the Berliner Tageblatt.
The five candidates are: Archduke Karl Stephan of Austria, Prince August Wilhelm of Germany (Kaiser Wilhelm II's fourth son), Prince Friedrich Christian of Saxony (second son of the King of Saxony), Duke Albrecht Eugene of Württemberg and Prince Kyril of Bulgaria, second son of King Ferdinand.
Archduke Karl Stephan, who is 56, is the most obvious candidate. He speaks fluent Polish and he and his family have an estate at Saysbusch in Galicia. Two of his daughters, Archduchesses Renata and Mechtildis, are married to members of two Polish princely families, Radziwill and Czartoryski