"But the good monarchs, it must be admitted, never “die”; Charlemagne, according to the legend, still resides in the Untersberg; Frederick Barbarossa lives on in the Kyffhauser and Arthur in Avalon, and Emepror Joseph II still keeps on supporting the poor.
The most miraculous of all is undoubtedly Sebastião of Portugal, the “rei encoberto”, who fell in the battle of Alcazarquivir in 1579, but was expected by this people to return on Good Friday in 1808. These great loyalties, affections and affinities may seem to be naive; but the emotional aura surrounding the dynasty in a monarchical nation is still potentially saturated with Christian values - certainly more so than the hustle and bustle of a presidential election campaign, or the mass hysteria enveloping a totalitarian “nostrist” Leader.
The monarchs, it must also be kept in mind, were, just like, the dynasties, part of their countries - not of their nations."
"Liberty or Equality: The Challenge of Our Times", by Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn