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International Colloquium on Nobility

Posted on November 27, 2017 at 10:20 AM

II Colloquio Internazionale sulla Nobiltà

(International Colloquium on Nobility)

Madrid 20-21 de octubre de 2017

The participants are among the greatest scholars in the world of Documentary Sciences of History.

At the event there will be Dom Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, Josef Karl of Hasburg, Don Pedro de Borbon, plus four state aralds and the most important heraldry, genealogy, knightly orders of the world.

HRH Princess Anna Bagrationi Gruzinski of Georgia will be present, who is taking part in the event with the aim of bringing the knowledge of Georgian Historical Families with their different kind of nobility compared to the European one.

TICAN is pleased to inform that HRH Princess Anna is the only member of Royal House outside of Europe to be invited.

Georgia is one of the oldest countries in the world. Its status is 3000 years old. Georgia has a monarchical tradition that traces its origins to the Hellenistic period. The Georgian medieval kingdom governed by the Bagrationi dynasty left a legacy that lasts in Georgia even in modern times. The qualities and symbols associated with the Bagrationi monarchy were crucial in the creation of the Georgian nation and in the subsequent construction of national history.

Pier Felice degli Uberti, Knight Grand Cross of Justice Constantinian (Spain), Chairman of two important and prestigious international scientific historical institutions CIGH (Confédération Internationale de Généalogie et d'Héraldique) and ICOC (International Commission for Orders of Chivalry), president of IAGI (Italian Genealogical Institute of Heraldry) and promoter of the Historical association Families of Italy, known and respected researcher, scholar, journalist, writer and editor.

Pier Felice´s concept of association is that of a noble association open to the reality of our world, which preserves the historical right to the families that were part of the nobility, and opened to those families that in the past were NOT noble but today to attain an adequate social level or to receive private bonuses on their merits could be considered noble if the nobility were recognized in their country.


Posted on July 19, 2017 at 9:25 AM


The official visit of H.R.H. Princess Ana Bagration- Gruzinsky took place to Spain from 5th till 7 th of July. In the framework of her visit Her Royal Highness met Spanish nobility, business and political elite. She also participated in Crans Montana Forum’s 28th Annual Session which took place in Barcelona in one of the key Mediterranean’s centers.

She took active part in conference on the Silk Road Cooperation was organized on July 6, promoting prosperity and economic integration especially with Mediterranean, Middle East and African countries. This Program was a unique opportunity to foster Global Cooperation, develop Business Opportunities and strengthen International networks. Heads of State and Government, Ministers of Economy, Finance, Trade, Transport and Industry were invited to discuss the following topics:

 Opening the way from Western Europe to China is also an opportunity for the Mediterranean, the Middle East and Africa.

 As a key to major new markets, the Silk Road represents a unique opportunity for improving international cooperation and boosting economic Development

 Common goals and achievements will improve peaceful relations and strengthen a confident shared Development

 Outstanding transport networks and policies are the key to such a successful cooperation

 The Eurasian corridors and the Maritime Silk Road lead to the Mediterranean, also gateway to the Atlantic World Intertwining diplomacy with economic stimulation and international cooperation.

 The new strategies for the Arab economies and the African countries where the most important potential of natural resources is The Development of the Silk Road Cooperation from Atlantic to Pacific Ocean is also a matter of transport facilities.

Princess Ana also had an opportunity to discover more about the New Leaders for Tomorrow Special Program which took place this year in Barcelona. It is a unique community of young leaders from Africa, the Arab World, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, South-America and Far East selected thanks to their exceptional professional achievement, leadership experience and ability to promote peaceful dialogue worldwide. Together, they form a powerful Community to shape the global agenda and address the 21st Century major challenges.

During the annual Gala dinner in presence of Spanish ministers and other government officials, Her Royal Highness Princess Anna decorated H.E. Jean-Paul Carteron (Honorary Chairman & Founder of Crans Montana International Forum) with the degree of Grand Officer of the Royal Order of The Crown of The Georgian Kingdom.

The Forum was covered by Euronews



Ballo dei Cento e non piu di Cento

Posted on April 17, 2017 at 3:55 PM


APRIL 8, 2017

The event was under the patronage of S.A.R. the Infante Dom Duarte, Duke of Braganza (absent for mourning following the death of his brother S.A.R. the Infante Dom Henrique, Duke of Coimbra), S.A.I. Monika R. & Archduchess of Austria, S.A.I. & R. Archduchess Walburga Habsburg, S.A.I. & R. Archduchess Margarete of Austria, S.A.I. & R. Archduchess Johanna of Austria and S.A.R. Crown Princess Elia Zogu of the Albanians.

"Ball of the 100 and no more 100," which was held Saturday, April 8, 2017, in the Palace of Treville Gozzani salons, home of the Philharmonic, via Mameli 29, Casale Monferrato. Traditional annual dance of the nobility held in Casale Monferrato. Organized by the noble Pierfelice Degli Uberti with the aristocratic Committee of “Circolo di Cento non piu di Cento).

The Ball of the 100 and no more than 100 comes from a tradition of Piedmont renaissance that saw the ancient participation in the middle of the dance of the old Capital of Duchy of Monferrato of up to 199 people, at that time choices within as little as 100 of Nobility and not more than 99 of the Bourgeoisie, this tradition was taken up to the present day the 'International Commission for Orders of Chivalry, from Historic Families of Italy, by the Circle and the hundred no more than hundred and the National Institute for Honor Guard to Pantheon.

The 2017 edition takes place in the one hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution with the overthrow of the Czar; and in the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the ill-fated expedition to Mexico of Emperor Maximilian of Austria-Hungary.

The Noble Pier Felice degli Uberti, Knight Grand Cross of Justice Constantinian (Spain), Chairman of two important and prestigious international scientific historical institutions CIGH (Confédération Internationale de Généalogie et d'Héraldique) and ICOC (International Commission for Orders of Chivalry), president of IAGI (Italian Genealogical Institute of Heraldry) and promoter of the Historical association Families of Italy, known and respected researcher, scholar, journalist, writer and editor.


HRH Crown Prince Leka II of the Albanians and H.R.H. Crown Princess Ana, daughter of Royal Patron H.R.H. Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski, the rightful heir to the throne of Georgia, attended the “Ballo dei 100 e non piu 100” in the beautiful city of Casale Monferrato, in Northern Italy. Princess Ana decided to wear the Grand Sash and Star of the Royal Order of the Crown of the Georgia Kingdom).

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess ana barationi-Gruzinski heir to the Throne of Georgia (white dress).

The Jerusalem Pilgrim's Cross

Posted on October 9, 2016 at 11:10 AM

October 05, 2016

The Jerusalem Pilgrim's Cross (Signum Sacri Itineris Hierosolymitani) is an honour awarded by the Pope as a recognition of merit to pilgrims to the Holy Land

HRH Pilgrim Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski, Singular Heir to the Throne of the Royal House of Georgia, received the Jerusalem Pilgrim's Gold Cross, (i.e., Signum Sacri Itineris Hierosolymitani), which is an honor awarded to selected pilgrims to the Holy Land by the Pope of Rome in recognition of meritorious works and/or service. The medal can only be conferred at the office of the Custody of the Holy Land in Jerusalem, (i.e., the Minister Provincial of the Order of Friars Minor in the Middle East). The Custos presents it to deserving pilgrims in the name of the Sovereign and Pontiff of the Vatican City State.

Since 1973, the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land has sponsored the Christian Information Centre in Jerusalem, opposite the Tower of David near Jaffa Gate. The aim is to provide information on Christianity and on the Holy Land. This important, wide-ranging initiative is designed to offer a service that is indispensable in a city like Jerusalem, for those wishing to learn as much as possible about Christianity in the Holy Land and the Holy Land in relation to Christianity.



Posted on October 9, 2016 at 11:00 AM


His Royal Highness Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski (TICAN Royal Patron), Head of the Royal House of Georgia (second left) meets the Patriarch of Holy City Jerusalem His Beatitude Theophilos III. HRH Princess Ana, heir to the Royal House (far right).

The city of Jerusalem is significant in a number of religious traditions, including the Abrahamic religions Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, which consider it a holy city. Some of the most sacred places for each of these religions are found in Jerusalem and the one shared between all three is the Temple Mount.

It was on 13th September 2016 when the Royal family of Georgia, held in warm and friendly atmosphere, visited the Patriarch. HRH Crown Prince noted an important role of His Beatitude in Christianity as whole and bestowed upon him the highest Dynastic Order of St. King David the Psalmist what was received with much gratitude by the Patriarch of Jerusalem. In his part His Beatitude gifted the royal family with holy icons, souvenirs and blessed the royal family.

His Beatitude Theophilos III, Is the current Patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem. He is styled "Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine and Israel. Theophilos (also spelled Theofilos or Theophilus) was elected by the Holy Synod of Jerusalem as the 141st primate of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem on 22 August 2005, confirmed by the Eastern Orthodox synod of Constantinople.


HRH Prince Nugzar meets HM King Kigeli

Posted on July 20, 2016 at 1:45 PM

His Majesty King Kigeli V of Rwanda 80th Birthday dinner at Cavalry and Guards Club, London, UK on Wednesday 29th of June 2016

His Royal Highness King Kigeli V of Rwanda and His Highness Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski of Georgia.

Her Royal Highness Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia and Serbia, His Royal Highness King Kigeli V, Her Royal Highness Princess Anna Bagrationi-Gruzinski of Georgia

H.E. The Chancellor of the Royal House of Georgia Kakha Koridze, His Royal Highness Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski and The Right Reverend Doctor Andrew Vujisić (Knight Commander of the Royal Order of the Crown of the Georgian Kingdom and TICAN´s member).

T.R.H. Princess Anna Bagrationi-Gruzinski and Crown Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski of Georgia are publicly acknowledged as giving the Royal Order of St. David the Psalmist to His Majesty King Kigeli V.

HM King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa of Rwanda Mutual Exchange with the Royal House of Georgia His Royal Highness Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski

Posted on March 24, 2016 at 5:10 PM

November 15, 2015 -- A mutual exchange of recognition with H.R.H. Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski, the heir to the royal throne of Georgia and its former constituent kingdoms under the traditions of that venerable land, was signed. His Majesty presents his compliments to H.R.H. Prince Nugzar and his heir, H.R.H. Princess Anna.

A copy of the exchange, which has been edited to protect the signatures of the two royals, may be viewed here:

Mutual Recognition with Royal House of Georgia

Given a number of questions from the public, the below clarifies the exchange:

Recently, having been approached by His Royal Highness Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski, with the intent of establishing fraternal ties, His Majesty accepted his friendship and so recognized the aforementioned Prince Nugzar as a Prince of the Georgian Royal House and the Orders and honors granted by him as one of the traditional customs of Georgia. His Majesty recognizes that said House, much like many other non-reigning Royal Houses of Europe, has alternative claimants resulting from the historic turmoil suffered by that land. Consequently, His Majesty clarifies that in such cases it is up to the members of the each royal system and ultimately the people of that country to decide their own system of government. His Majesty's fraternal ties with Prince Nugzar and any other Royal in no way diminishes His Majesty's wish for the people of Georgia or any other country for that matter to make their own decisions, nor is his gesture of friendship intended to insult any of the other claimants, Royal Patrons of the Prester John Institute, or members of any organizations His Majesty is affiliated with, and least of all cause confusion or conflict for the Prester John Institute of which His Majesty is a founding member and Regent.

Further, His Majesty also clarifies that when he grants Courtesy Patronage to an organization where he is not an active member, it is possible that those responsible for the same, may and do express opinions that do not always reflect His Majesty’s personal sentiments. Consequently, only statements made on this website and in signed and sealed statements from His Majesty should be considered Official Statements.




Posted on August 28, 2015 at 9:25 AM

On August 27, 2015, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski, by the Grace of God, Head of the Royal House of Georgia, and Heir to the Throne of Georgia, met with His Most Divine All Holiness BARTHOLOMEW I, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch during a private audience at the Patriarchal Palace at the Phanar in Istanbul (TR), in which the Crown Prince preferred and honored His All Holiness with the Royal Order of St. King David the Psalmist.

The Most Reverend ATHENAGORAS, Metropolitan-Archbishop of Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, and the Islands of the Caribbean, (who is also the President of the Regional Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Latin America), reported that His All Holiness was extremely pleased and expressed his profound gratitude to the Crown Prince. His All Holiness then extended warmest and heartfelt wishes and gifts to the Crown Prince, who had celebrated his 65th birthday on August 25, 2015.


Royal Patronage On 29 May 2015, HRH Crown Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski became Royal Patron of St. Gregory Nazianzen Orthodox Institute.

Posted on June 3, 2015 at 11:55 AM

St. Gregory Nazianzen Orthodox Institute is a free-standing, not-for-profit, private, religious institution of higher learning governed by an independent Board of Trustees. The Institute is accredited by the Department of Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, and the Islands of the Caribbean (Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople).

His All Holiness BARTHOLOMEW I, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome, and Ecumenical Patriarch.

The Ecumenical Patriarchate is the foremost ecclesiastical centre of the Orthodox Church throughout the world, tracing its history to the Day of Pentecost and the early Christian communities founded by the Apostles of Jesus Christ. According to tradition, the "First-Called" of these Apostles, Andrew, preached the Gospel around Asia Minor, the Black Sea, Thrace and Achaia, where he was martyred. In 36 AD, he founded the Church on the shores of the Bosphorus in the city known then as Byzantium, later Constantinople and today Istanbul. St. Andrew is the Patron Saint of the Ecumenical Patriarchate; his Patronal Feast is celebrated on November 30.

Joint Declaration of His Holiness Pope Francis and His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (November 30, 2014)

ISTANBUL – Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew signed a Joint Declaration with consequential importance for Christian unity and momentous impact on the suffering of Christians in the Middle East.

The two leaders recalled with joy and gratitude their recent encounter in Jerusalem to commemorate the 50th anniversary since the meeting there of their predecessors, Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras. They also referred to visits to the Phanar by their predecessors, Popes John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI.

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Stockholm, Sweden, held Royal Winter Ball

Posted on February 22, 2015 at 6:35 PM

On 13 February in Stockholm, Sweden, was held Royal Winter Ball managed by the World Childhood Foundation founded by HM Queen Silvia of Sweden. On the charity evening as a special guest was attending HRH Princess Anna of Georgia.

HRH Princess Anna Nugzaris Asuli Bagration-Gruzinsky (born November 1, 1976 in Tbilisi) is a royal princess of the Gruzinsky branch of the Bagrationi dynasty of Georgia.

Princess Anna is the eldest child of the head of the Bagration-Gruzinsky family, Prince Nugzar Bagration-Gruzinsky, and his wife, Leila Kipiani. Anna has one younger sister, Princess Maia Bagration-Gruzinsky, born on January 2, 1978. Princess Anna has three children:

HRH Princess Irina Bagration-Gruzinsky (born in 2003)

HRH Princes Mariam Bagration-Gruzinsky (born in 2007

Prince Giorgi Bagrationi (September 27, 2011)

Princess Anna has shown an interest in the socioeconomic issues affecting vulnerable segments of the Georgian population. Working with Heifer International and other local NGOs, she is seeking to ameliorate the living conditions of internally displaced persons, especially those affected by the Russo-Georgian War. The humanitarian efforts of Princess Anna have met with cooperation from members of the governments of Georgia and the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia.

Queen Silvia of Sweden (born Silvia Renate Sommerlath on 23 December 1943, in Heidelberg) is the spouse of King Carl XVI Gustaf and mother of the heir apparent to the throne, Crown Princess Victoria. In 2011, Silvia became the longest serving queen of Sweden, a record previously held by Sophia of Nassau.

Queen Silvia is involved in numerous charity organizations, especially in the area of disadvantaged children, and has made several public statements about human rights and the sexual exploitation of children. On her own initiative, she alone watched videos confiscated by the police, of sexually abused children in an early pedophile tangle. The statement she made to the press became an eye opener for many people that the problem exists.

She was a co-founder of the World Childhood Foundation in 1999, having been inspired by her work as Patron of the first World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children held in Stockholm.