|Posted on April 18, 2018 at 10:50 AM|
“Ballo dei Cento e non più Cento”
(Ball of the Hundred and not more than hundred)
April 13 - 14, 2018
GOZZANI PALACE OF TREVILLE - ITALY
Under the High Patronage of:
H.R.H. the Infante Dom Duarte, Duke of Braganza
H.R.I.H. the Archduchess Monika of Habsburg
H.R.I.H. the Archduchess Walburga of Hapsburg
H.R.I.H. the Archduchess Margarete of Hapsburg
H.R.I.H. the Archduchess Johanna of Hapsburg
H.R.H. the Hereditary Princess Elia of the Albanians
HRH Croen Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinsky receiving three diplomas.
The Ball of 100 and no more 100 is born from a tradition of the Risorgimento Piedmont that saw in the ancient capital of the Duchy of Monferrato the participation in the mid-Lent dance of up to 199 people, at that time chosen from no more than 100 of Nobility and no more than 99 of the bourgeoisie.
This event takes care of one of the most important cultural and social gatherings of Italian nobility that remains deeply and inextricably linked to the history, roots and traditions of Christian Europe.
The Ball of 100 and no more 100 avails itself of an exclusive and rigorous Promoting Committee, which selects on the basis of certain requisites the people who are invited, or who, through members of the Promoting Committee, ask to participate.
The Georgia Royal familiy attended the Ballo Dei 100 e non piu 100 on the 14th of April 2018 in the beautiful city of Casale Monferrato, in Northern Italy. Princes Anna also attended the ball last year. This year she gave the key note speech introducing her father, the current Head of the Royal House of Georgia who was invited to become an honorary member of "The Historical families of Europe"n "The Historical families of Italy" and received the title of Honorary Member of the Circolo dei Cento and no more than one hundred, three organizations which are devoted to promoting the historical importances of families which have contributed to European history.
HRH Princess Anna, as well, congratulated the President of Historical Families of Italy His Exellency Duke de Vargas Machuca, the President of Historical Families of Europe His Royal Imperial Highness Archduke Josef Karl of Habsburg Lorraine, Her Royal Imperial Highness Archduchess Monika of Habsburg Lorena Duchess of Santanelo and His Serene Highness Prince don Maurizio Gonzaga del Vodice.
Princess Anna further congratulated- Dr. Pier Felice degli Uberti, the President of the International Genealogy Academy, for the important work he does in the world, and he also wants the scholars of Georgia to be admitted to the most important academy of the world of genealogy.
For this special event, Prince Nugzar decided to wear his traditional suit “Chokha” in analogue of Chokha that King Erekle II, his direct ancestor, in 1763 two separated kingdoms of Kartli and Kakheti had been united thus becoming “KING OF THE UNITED GEORGIA KINGDOM”. Prince Nugzar was wearing two breast stars - the St. King David the Psalmist and another the Royal Order of the Crown of the Georgian Kingdom including its Collar.
Before the collapse of the Soviet Union the Royal Family of Georgia lived inside the iron curtain. The fact of being isolated from the European civilization unfortunately allowed some other distant Non-royal members of the Dynasty to act as pretenders. Of course, if the country was not governed by a communist regime, these would not have been allowed to do so.