France needs a King

That's not quite what he said. But it's clearly a nod towards the Right and the monarchists who have been a thorn in his side for years.

Iirc there is a roffer who claims their line descends from some dauphin who knocked up his chamber maid.  Would be a good monarch I think and knows that Mons. LeClerc does the best pain au chocolat in La Rochelle.

The French 5th Republic is a good model, so a monarchy isn't necessary. The downside of a restoration would be the re-establishment of the catholic church, and as France has a secular constitution, that would not be a good idea.