A special event in tribute of The Sphinx book release by Hugo Vickers took place at British Embassy in Paris on 18th of February.
Lacurne éditeur culturel 8, rue de Courcelles 75008 Paris 01 45 63 04 04
À l’occasion de la parution de l’ouvrage de Hugo Vickers Gladys duchesse de Marlborough aux Éditions Lacurne
l’ambassadeur du Royaume-Uni, Lord Edward Llewellyn, Cédric & Ithier de Fougerolle, Anne Gruet et Hugo Vickers, seront heureux de vous accueillir à l’ambassade du Royaume-Uni, le mardi 18 février 2020, à 18 h 30, pour une présentation à la presse. cocktail 39, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré ; Paris VIIIe réponse impérative par mail avant le 13 février 2020 : firstname.lastname@example.org carton et carte d’identité exigés à l’entrée Richissime beauté américaine qui éblouit la société européenne au tournant du siècle, Gladys Deacon (1881-1977), après une enfance traumatisante, reçoit une solide éducation en Europe et aux États-Unis. À l’âge de 14 ans, fascinée par les fiançailles de Consuelo Vanderbilt avec le duc de Marlborough , elle se promet de l’épouser un jour. Après ses études, elle partage sa vie entre Paris, Florence et Londres où elle s’entoure d’artistes renommés et sert de modèle aux plus grands peintres et sculp- teurs, notamment Boldini, Sargent et Epstein. À Florence, Bernard Berenson envisage de lui demander d’être son épouse, à Blenheim, le prince héritier de Prusse lui jure un amour éternel en lui offrant une bague. À Versailles, le prince Aloïs de Liechtenstein et le duc de Norfolk la demandent en mariage et à Rome, Roffredo Caetani, prince de Bassiano, tombe sous son charme. À Paris, elle séduit Anatole France, Claude Monet… et à Nice le duc de Connaught, troisième fils de la reine Victoria. Elle fascine Proust, Rodin, Henry James… et épouse, comme elle l’avait décidé dans son enfance, le 9e duc de Marlborough, avant de disparaître totalement du monde pendant plus de quarante ans.
L’historien anglais Hugo Vickers est l’auteur de biographies sur la reine mère, Greta Garbo et Vivien Leigh. Il est aussi l’ éditeur des mémoires de Cecil Beaton et d’Etti Plesch et rédigea l’édition anglaise des mémoires du baron de Redé (2005) publiés en français par les Éditions Lacurne en 2017.
Parution février 2020 14,5 x 20,5 cm | 486 pages | 130 illustrations en noir bibliographie | index 25 € | diffusion Geodif | distribution Sodis
One of the most beautiful and brilliant women of her time, Gladys Deacon dazzled and puzzled the glittering social circles in which she moved. Intrigued and compelled to unmask the truth of her mysterious life, Hugo Vickers (a famous writer and royal expert) visited her over the course of two years, eventually publishing Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough, a biography of her life – and his first book – in 1979, two years after Gladys’s death Forty years on, he has now completely rewritten and revised his original biography, updating it with previously unavailable material and drawing on his own personal research all over Europe and America (please, visit for more information: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sphinx-Gladys-Deacon-Duchess-Marlborough-eBook/dp/B07Q1D7PC3).
Born in Paris to American parents in 1881, Gladys emerged from a traumatic childhood – her father having shot her mother’s lover dead when Gladys was only eleven. She captivated and inspired some of the greatest literary and artistic names of the Belle Époque. Marcel Proust wrote of her, “I never saw a girl with such beauty, such magnificent intelligence, such goodness and charm.” Berenson considered marrying her, Rodin and Monet befriended her, Boldini painted her and Epstein sculpted her. She inspired love from diverse Dukes and Princes, and the interest of women such as the Comtesse Greffulhe and Gertrude Stein.
In 1921, when she was forty, she achieved the wish she had held since the age of fourteen to marry the 9th Duke of Marlborough, then freshly divorced from fellow American Consuelo Vanderbilt. Gladys’s circle now included Lady Ottoline Morrell, Lytton Strachey and Winston Churchill, who described her as “a strange, glittering being’”. But life at Blenheim Palace was not a success: when the Duke evicted her in 1933, the only remaining signs of Gladys were two sphinxes bearing her features on the west terraces and mysterious blue eyes in the grand portico. She became a recluse, and the wax injections she’d had to straighten her nose when she was 22 had by now ravaged her beauty. Gladys was to spend her last years in the psycho-geriatric ward of a mental hospital, where she was discovered by a young Hugo Vickers. He once asked Gladys, “Where is Gladys Deacon?|” She answered him slowly, “Gladys Deacon? She never existed.” The presentation introduced to vast audience is a fascinating personality of this elusive but brilliant woman who was at the center of a now bygone era of wealth and privilege – and a tribute to one of the brightest stars of her age.
The event was attended by historians, publishers, members of royal and noble families and featured presentation, micro -conference and a networking reception. Alexandre Leforestier, the founder of Panodyssey (a collaborative art platform for writers and artists, https://panodyssey.com/) who attended the event, would like to thank Swiss Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (Initiative Group) and Princess Karina Bagration, PhD, the Panodyssey Global Ambassadress, for introduction and support.
CAWA Media Team also congratulates Mr. Hugo Vickers with successful book release andwishes much success for future cultural projects.
Bahrain’s entertains during the World Economic Forum
On Tuesday, 21st January 2020, on the sidelines of the 50th edition of the World Economic Forum, His Highness Sheikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Honorary Chairman of Bahrain Petroleum Company, and adviser to the doyen of all heads of government worldwide, The Prime Minister of Bahrain, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, hosted a dinner for business partners, investors and royals converging in Davos on the Swiss alps for the occasion at the RIXOS Flüela Hotel.
Dignitaries hailing from the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa responded positively to Sheikh Salman’s invitation. Amongst the participants were Prince Henri de Bourbon de Parme (businessman based in Zürich, and fiancé of Archduchess Gabriella of Austria, herself a niece to HRH The Grand Duke of Luxembourg), Princess Karina Bagration-Moukhransky Princess Carina Organization and Swiss Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (initiative Group), Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Vice President of the International Publishers Association, Chair of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority as well as the representatives from many financial institutions such as LGT Group (Liechtenstein), Rothschild & Co, UBS, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, etc.
The event was hosted as a promotional function for the Kingdom of Bahrain, whose capital of Manama this year is ”Arab Capital of Culture”.
Humanitarian Press Program won Prestigious the Golden Feather of Rus (Золотое Перо Руси) Award.
The Golden Feather of Rus (Золотое Перо Руси) Award, established by Dr. Svetlana Savitskaya, took place in Moscow on 25 th of October 2019. This International Award is also regarded as one of the highest national honors in literary achievements, cultural diplomacy and socially responsible journalism. Princess Karina Bagration (cultural diplomacy advisor and journalist) and CAWA Media were distinguished for a joint Humanitarian Press Program, which has been conducted for 5 years in partnership with non-governmental charity Princess Carina Organization (Creative Giving Program) and SMS Association (Switzerland).
The goal is to cover international cultural projects free of charge and to provide free media support to charity initiatives which, in our opinion, are not able to ”get through the glass ceiling” and inform about their projects. CAWA Media (https://cawamedia.wordpress.com/about-cawa-media/) is a Swedish news agency that is apolitical and tolerant and it has been supporting cultural diplomacy since 1995 by bringing people together.
We express hope for successful cooperation with the international cultural project Golden Feather of Rus (Золотое Перо Руси) as a permanent media partner for the benefit of our common social projects.
The exhibition Transverse Wave brings Mary Bauermeister and Sheikh Rashid Al Khalifa together with the sound designer Simon Stockhausen, opening on 16 November 2019 in the me Collectors Room Berlin.
“The difference between cultures, the difference between the arts, and the difference between the senses are the conditions, and not the limitations, of experience in general, just as the mutual intricacy of these differences is, as well.” (Jean-Luc Nancy, Listening) It is precisely these “conditions of experience” that are realized in the exhibition Transverse Wave. Featuring the work of Mary Bauermeister (b. 1934 in Germany) and Rashid Al Khalifa (b. 1952 in Bahrain), the me Collectors Room Berlin presents two artists who were not only socialized in different cultural realms; they also approach their artistic work from opposite ends of the spectrum. Whereas Bauermeister’s work is composed of found, mostly organic materials that nonetheless were previously involved in both natural and social processes, Al Khalifa uses synthetic materials derived from the industrial realm. Because of their consistent, gridded structures and the selected substances, his objects suggest a Minimalist aesthetic with an austere seriality.
Bauermeister’s works likewise exhibit constructive processes, but they attempt to organize naturally grown materials; or, as in the case of the “Light Sheets,” chance was the decisive element in creating these structures. Another “difference between the arts,” or more specifically “the senses,” is created by the composition by Simon Stockhausen (b. 1967 in Germany). The composer, musician, and sound designer developed a commissioned work for the exhibition space that relates specifically to the site, the artworks, and their hanging. Via a total of six loudspeakers, a musical field is generated that not only responds to the objects in the room but also reflects their constructive principles.
Here, the envisioned “diagonals” in the exhibition space are of special significance: visitors can imaginarily divide the room from one corner to the opposite one, such that one side focuses on the art of Bauermeister and the other on the works by Al Khalifa. This partitioning doesn’t have a separating quality, since it takes place in a shared exhibition space and, moreover, is only imagined. The direct confrontation and thus the visual interaction between the artworks in the beholder’s perception is not the only sort of “interrelationship.” Because the sound composition picks up the constructive principles of the works on a symbolic level and makes them drift through the room, an auditive interaction arises on another level. A diagonal in a rectangular space has the advantage of avoiding a strict division of the space into left and right, instead allowing a gentler separation to gradually emerge.
Another “interrelationship” in the exhibition is generated by the omnipresent theme of light. While several works by Al Khalifa address and need aspects of light to exist, a number of Bauermeister’s pieces actively project light: the emanations of her Untitled (Light Sheet) are an inherent part of the object’s aesthetics and at the same time have an impact on the appearance of Al Khalifa’s hanging structure Pressure Wave (Mobile Column II). The title Transverse Wave is a poetic metaphor for the effects to which the exhibition aspires. A “transverse wave” consists of oscillations that occur perpendicular to the direction of energy transfer. Initiated from one side, after an interval it reaches the opposite side, creating a connection that can in turn be imagined in the reverse direction. The principle of the wave and the connection inherent in it doesn’t just occur as light or sound waves; it also recurs in the creation of the material used for the stone reliefs, in the design principles of the artworks, and in the composition’s auditory features. Curated by Karin Adrian von Roques and Hauke Ohls.
Events (in English) 16.11.2019, 3 p.m.: Talk with the curators Karin Adrian von Roques and Hauke Ohls 16.11.2019, 4 p.m.: Talk with the artists Mary Bauermeister, Rashid Al Khalifa and Simon Stockhausen. Swiss Institute of Cultural Diplomacy in partnership with CAWA media is delighted to give press coverage to this international cultural event.
Vasilina Naryshkina is the new brand ambassadress of MaSa jewelry brand
In summer of 2019, the jewelry company MaSa held a casting contest “The most beautiful woman of Moravia” which took place on the territory of Czech Republic. Vasilina Naryshkin is the new ambassadress of the brand and one of contest winners.
The international competition idea is to promote body positive attitude, natural beauty and self-respect. Only un-retouched pictures of women were accepted. It’s thanks to projects like these that women of all ages and beauty archetypes are starting to be recognized not only for their appearance but also for moral values and manners.
The Naryshkin family (Russian: Нарышкины) is a noble Moscow boyar family of Tatar descent, going back to a certain Mordko Kurbat Naryshko, a Crimean Tatar, who moved to Moscow in the 15th century.
It became allied to the ruling house in 1671 when the great beauty Natalia Naryshkina (daughter of Kirill Poluektovich Naryshkin) married Alexis of Russia, later becoming the mother of Peter the Great. The Naryshkin family was persecuted under the regency of Tsarevna Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia, but were then highly favored by Peter and his descendants and played a major part in Russian life.
International Conference ”Mental Health and Psychosocial Support at the East of Ukraine – Achievements and Challanges”.
On October 3rd, 2019, the International Conference “Mental Health and Psychosocial Support at the East of Ukraine: Achievements and Challenges” was held at the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. The event was organized by the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta to Ukraine in collaboration with the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv with the support of the Embassy of Cyprus to Ukraine, the Embassy of Sweden to Ukraine and UN Women Ukraine. The conference was supported by the Embassy of Switzerland to Ukraine, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Health Organization (WHO), International Medical Corps and the Malteser Relief Service Ukraine. Ambassador of Malaysia to Ukraine Mr. Raja Reza Raja Zaib Sha, Ambassador of Northern Macedonia to Ukraine Mr. Krum Efremov, Ambassador of Croatia to Ukraine Mrs. Anica Djamic, Deputy Head of Mission and Counselor of the Embassy of Republic of Moldova to Ukraine Mr. Nikolaj Myjnya, Representatives of the Embassy of Kuwait, of the Embassy of the Netherlands, of the Embassy of Norway, of the Embassy of Poland, of the Embassy of Russian Federation, of the Holy See and the representatives of the Embassy of the United States of America attended to the event.
Several representatives of the Ukrainian government have attended the event too. Among others there were representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, of the State Border and Fiscal Service of Ukraine. One of the main aims of the conference was to highlight the importance and specificity of providing qualified psychological support to different vulnerable social groups, such as women, children and elderly people, especially those who have suffered due to the conflict in the East of Ukraine. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Sovereign Order of Malta to Ukraine, Mr. Antonio Gazzanti Pugliese di Cotrone, Director of the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Mr. Valery Kopiyka, Deputy Minister of Temporary Occupied Territories and Veteran Affairs, Mr. Oleksandr Tereshchenko, and World Health Organization Representative and Head of the Country office to Ukraine.
Mr. Jarno Habicht have opened the conference with their greetings. In particular, Mr. Tereshchenko noted that the event is of great importance for Ukrainian society as ”if we do not pay sufficient attention to the psychological problems of the victims of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, its consequences will be even more global and lasting in time.” On the other hand, Mr. Jarno Habicht emphasized that ”over the last period, the World Health Organization has positively noted the development of specialized structures and the increase in the number of projects aimed specifically at providing psychosocial support in Ukraine”, although there is still a need for more solid cooperation at the community level.
The program of the conference consisted of three panel discussions: psychosocial support for women, children and the older persons. Particular attention was paid to the project of the Sovereign Order of Malta aimed to provide the psychosocial support in the Eastern Ukraine, which has been ongoing since 2015 and was one of the first projects of its kind. Ambassador of Cyprus to Ukraine, Mr. Louis Telemachus, representatives of the Embassy of Switzerland to Ukraine and several international organizations such as the World Health Organization, International Medical Corps, Maltese Assistance Service and Maltese International, Save the Children, International Committee of Red Cross, Medicos del Mundo addressed the conference , UN Women, and representatives of the Ukrainian Veterans’ Movement and the Proliska humanitarian organization have made their intervention during the conference. Professor of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv Mrs. Olga Butkevych and the representative of the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy, psychotherapist, PhD Mr. Serhiy Bogdanov have also made their speech.
During the conference, not only the results of what has already been done in the field of psychosocial support in Ukraine and specificity of various projects were presented and highlighted, but also the difficulties faced and possible further steps to overcome them were discussed. As noted by Alisa Ladyk-Bryzghalova, representative of the World Health Organization, ”unfortunately, there is still insufficient communication between the various sectors of assistance” and often closed circles are created in which a person is not able to obtain a full-fledged comprehensive assistance. Mrs. Ladyk-Bryzghalova noted that, in general, in Ukraine, as in any country that has experienced a humanitarian crisis, the coordination between different organizations and projects in the field of psychosocial support should be improved, in order to be work more effectively and successfully.
The purpose of the event was to create an occasion for the exchange of information between different organizations and professionals working in the psychosocial support field in Ukraine, and to draw the attention of the international community, of the Ukrainian authorities and of the mass media to the delicate but sometimes underestimated problem of mental health and how the long-term chronic conflict can negatively affect it. The report of the conference works will be published right after the event collecting all interventions made during the event.
By Princess Karina Bagration
International news magazine British Herald celebrated business success and philanthropic service during its annual Award and Charity Gala event.
The event, hosted by one of the most influential British news platforms and Fazz PR agency, presented awards to business and social leaders on Friday, 11th October, at Rosewood Hotel London.
This year the guests supported Macmillan Cancer Charity, to help people with life threatening situations. This prestigious event was attended by high-profile business leaders, artists, MPs and royalty, including Kanya King (MOBO Awards Founder), the honorable Lord Rami Ranger, Karen Millen (a fashion icon), Louise Houghton (an established British presenter and broadcast journalist), Kanika Kapoor, Ali Fazal and Preeya Kalidas. H.R.H. Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia took the floor and greeted the distinguished guests and keynote speakers.
A donation of abstract art was presented by Helen and Volodymyr Zayichenko (owners of The Open mind Gallery), and Princess Karina Bagration and H.I.H. Prince Davoud Pahlavi of Iran ( the grandson of H.I.H. Prince Alireza Pahlavi of Iran) on behalf of the Creative Giving Program and Swiss Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (education startup), in loving memory of Mr. Parvis Hanson. The Princess Carina Organization (Geneva, Switzerland) in partnership with Swiss Morning Star Association, aiming to collect and donate memorable art lots to charitable auctions internationally, established the Program.
Executed on two transparent glass panes with special paints, containing gold dust, it represents an allegorical vision of old Indian and Persian civilizations and their impact on global world culture. CAWA Media Team, the official Award Media Partner 2019, extends its sincere congratulations to all the Award winners, who include Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, Karen Millen, the iconic designer, and Kanya King, the founder of the MOBOs.
Today 14 of October is the Birthday of Her Imperial Majesty Empress Farah Diba Pahlavi of Iran. Born as Farah Diba, she was the only child of Captain Sohrab Diba (1899–1948) and his wife, Farideh Ghotbi (1920–2000). Cawa Media’s birthday wishes comes with our link from Stockholm 2012 – https://cawamedia.wordpress.com/2012/06/08/30-arsjubileum-marianne-sigvard-bernadottes-arts-awards/. We was happy to meet and get to know you, at Marianne Bernadotte art awards.
Farah Diba married Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi on 20 December 1959, aged 21. The young Queen of Iran (as she was styled at the time) was the object of much curiosity and her wedding received worldwide press attention. One of the Empress Farah’s main initiatives was founding Pahlavi University, which was meant to improve the education of Iranian women, and was the first American style university in Iran.
We would like to wish Her Imperial Majesty lots of happiness and hope her special day will bring her lots of good health, long life and success. May Her Imperial Majesty celebrate her next Birthday and many more to come, in her homeland. May God Bless Her Majesty and all The Pahlavi Family around the globe.
”The Children’s Corner” charity event for human rights and cultural diplomacy
On the occasion of the International Children’s Day, the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta to Ukraine in cooperation with Teachers Against Violence Project (Princess Carina Organization, Switzerland) jointly organized “The Children’s Corner” charity event.
The event took place in Kyiv in GDIP Media Center on June 7-th, 2019 in tribute of Malteser Relief Service of Ukraine and for promotion of modern Ukrainian children’s literature, cultural diplomacy and human rights. This time the event partners were also: Femmes Internationales Murs Brisés (France), Art Reconciliation (Ukraine), Ukrainian Maecenas (Ukraine), CAWA Media (Sweden), Teaching Methodology of Ukrainian and Foreign Languages and Literatures Department (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv).
Earlier on May 30-th, 2019, the presentation of the book ”Blue Forest and the Wizard Magritte” for children with special needs of the 8-th specialized inclusive school took place. The author read philosophical fairytales together with children and showed them illustrations of Rene Magritte’s paintings, aiming to encourage children to study the world’s culture, as well as to read more. ”The Children’s Corner” was attended by family members of diplomats accredited to Ukraine, students of the School of Young Ukrainian Diplomats, journalists and photographers. Dr. Antonio Gazzanti Pugliese di Cotrone, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sovereign Order of Malta to Ukraine, personally greeted distinguished guests and thanked Mrs. Elizaveta Melnychenko and Princess Karina Bagration (PCO Honorary President) for their ongoing support. It followed with ”Blue Forest and the Wizard Magritte” book and art-project presentation by its author, a modern Ukrainian writer Elizaveta Melnychenko. The book includes 12 modern Ukrainian fairytales based on 50 Rene Magritte’s paintings. Among other activities there were book reading, quest and giving of the book ”Blue Forest and the Wizard Magritte” with the author’s signature to a quest-winner.
The book presentation was reproduced on the auditorium’s screens with illustrations of Rene Magritte’s art works. The author pointed out that by means of her book she strives to encourage children to enjoy world’s culture, as well as modern Ukrainian literature. Later, the presentation dedicated to Malteser Relief Service of Ukraine and its latest charitable activities, took place. The guests were shown a video-report on recent charitable activities of the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta to Ukraine, too. Later, everybody who made a charitable contribution participated in networking, photo session and lottery. The prizes included various books by award winning Ukrainian authors, (2 books “Blue Forest and the Wizard Magritte” among them) and tailor-made handmade sweets.
Hooman Shahbandi, a famous Iranian journalist and a royal watch, introduced rare memorabilia dedicated to the royal visit of H.I.H.ShahReza Mohammad Pahlavi of Iran to Kingdom of Belgium.
Hooman Shahbandi, well- known for his publications and interview about the past and present of Iran, featured rare documents and photos in connection of the royal visit of H.I.H.Shah Mof Iran to Belgium. The collection counts the set of black and white photos of their Majesties, the Emperor of Iran and the King of Belgium, the menu of the Gala Dinner, official invitations and sealed messages to a happy few attending the event. The Iranian royal theme has a longtime “soft spot” in Hooman’s heart as he belongs to the ancient Persian Afsharid dynasty.
The dynasty is originated from the Turkic Afshar tribe in Iran’s northeastern province of Khorasan, ruling Persia in the mid-eighteenth century. The dynasty was founded in 1736 by the brilliant military commander Nader Shah, who deposed the last member of the Safavid dynasty and proclaimed himself Shah of Iran. During Nader’s reign, Iran reached its greatest extent since the Sassanid Empire. At its height it controlled modern-day Iran, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan Republic, parts of the North Caucasus (Dagestan), Afghanistan, Bahrain, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Pakistan, and parts of Iraq, Turkey and Oman.
After his death, most of his empire was divided between the Zands, Durranis, Georgians, and the Caucasian khanates, while Afsharid rule was confined to a small local state in Khorasan. Finally, the Afsharid dynasty was overthrown by Mohammad Khan Qajar in 1796, which would establish a new native Iranian empire and restore Iranian suzerainty over several of the aforementioned regions.
Currently, Hooman is working on a project of a book featuring the best celebrity interviews he had taken and on a journalistic project of the H.I.H.Prince Ali Reza Pahlavi of Iran legacy in partnership with his grandson H.I.H.Prince Davoud Pahlavi of Iran.
The Kingdom of Eswatini and Croatia established diplomatic relations after 10 years of negotiation.
The Kingdom of Eswatini situated between South Africa Republic and Mozambique issued diplomatic note towards Croatian officials at the United Nations in New York, USA.
Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Eswatini at the UN New York sent diplomatic note to the Permanent Mission of Croatia at the UN New York stating official respond on previous diplomatic notes and requests from Croatian Government through last 10 years. Croatia in last 10 years issued numerous diplomatic notes and requests towards the Kingdom of Eswatini regarding mutual recognition of states and establishing diplomatic relations between states.
After many years of negation on bilateral level, through the royal channels and visits to Embassies in Brussels and London by the Prince Leo of Breithen-Thurn and his efforts together with the Principal Princess Sikhanysho of Eswatini, who is now also Minister of Information, Communication and Technology of Eswatini agreement is reached and the Kingdom of Eswatini officially responded to the diplomatic notes of Croatia.
Government of Croatia on 7 February 2019 made decision to accept note of the Kingdom of Eswatini and gave authorization to the Ambassador at the UN New York to sign mutual document. This is historical moment for two states which will establish diplomatic relations in due course and will complete Croatian diplomatic presence in South Africa and as well Eswatini’s diplomatic presence in Europe.
Serious negotiations started in May 2017 when Prince Leo held meeting with Ambassador Christian of the Kingdom of Eswatini in London. Negotiations continued and thanks to friendship of the Princess Sikhanysho and Prince Leo which played crucial role, this bilateral story getting more attention of the King Mswati III of Eswatini and the Government at large. Last important meeting occurred in January 2019 at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Eswatini in Brussels where were present Prince Leo, Ambassador Sibusisiwe of Eswatini and Mrs. Branka Cubelic of the Croatian World Congress.
As the Cabinet member and the Special Adviser at the Royal Council and to the King, Princess Sikhanysho put forward initiative for bilateral meeting and result of these meetings is official establishment of diplomatic relations between the two states.
Representatives of the Embassy of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta in Ukraine have launched the White Christmas Project.
The Embassy expresses its gratitude to the authors of the project -Volodymyr and Nazariy Malanchuk (Sons Studio) the organizers of the Sviat Promo and 21grams for such wonderful cooperation! A special thanks also goes to Ferrero та Kinder companies for support.
The Royal House of Georgia , headed by H.R.H. Prince Nugzar Bagration- Gruzinsky, issued a new photo of the Hereditary Princess Anna of Georgia with her children.
The photo session featuring Her Royal Highness and her children, Princess Irine, Princess Mariam and Prince Giorgi took place in Georgia in a historic setting. Princess Anna of Georgia (born 1 November 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 Royal House of Georgia, Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinsky, and his wife, Princess Leila Kipiani. Anna has one younger sister, Princess Maia Bagrationi-Gruzinsky, born on 2 January 1978. Originally a journalist, Princess Anna more recently worked as a teacher in a Tbilisi school. 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. She is also a member of Honorary Committee of Princess Carina Organization (Geneva based, Switzerland, UN Global Compact Group Partner)
The Royal House of Georgia headed by H.R.H. Prince Nugzar Bagration – Gruzinsky, presented its warm greetings due to Princess Carina Organization (Swiss based NGO, Under High Patronage of Geneva Canton)United Nations Global Compact Group official partnership.
United Nations Global Compact Group is a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support UN goals. Since now the charity is listed at official page which could be consulted here: https://www.unglobalcompact.org/participation/report/cop/create-and-submit/detail/420502
Created by Princess Karina Bagration,PhD, an international activist and humanitarian, Princess Carina Organization is an independent, non-profit, neutral, non-governmental initiative which inspires to collaborate, exchange and help to catalyze existing worthwhile projects. Karina turns personal life experiences into a powerful tool to serve positive and sustainable social changes through various humanitarian projects. https://www.facebook.com/PrincessCarinaOrganization/
We are particularly proud to have among our Honorary Members H.R.H. Princess Anna Bagration- Gruzinsky who has been helping us with educational projects a lot. Mother of 3 children and educationalist herself she understands deeply the need for positive social makeover. In addition, the mission of United Nations is close to her heart and she personally visited its headquarters when in Geneva.
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A famous American Pin- Up Artist Andrew Tarusov issued a poster to commemorate the Golden Age of Hollywood with Princess Karina Bagration as model.
He has been working as illustrator for 20 Century Fox, Walt Disney, Cosmopolitan, Maxim, USA Today, Time, The Huffington Post, MTV and Daily Mail to name a few. To picture ”His America” the artist was inspired by emblematic brunette actresses such as Elizabeth Taylor, Vivien Leigh, Hedy Lamarr, Rita Hayworth and Karina’s photosession done for the occasion. Fruit and flowers are symbolizing the generosity of California, while stars and stripes pay special tribute to American pop-cultural influence. Princess Karina, who according to the artist represents the beauty standard of Pin – Up era, has long and deep connection to cinema and visual arts. With Alexander Khanzhonkov, a founder of modern Russian cinematography whose legacy, according to some historians, is connected to Tristar Pictures (USA) and popular Soviet actress Olga Kusenko among her relatives, she is an associate producer of Dragon Lion Media( Hollywood), radio and television school graduate, a Child of the Universe Film Festival and Reel Focus cinema talent project supporter. Together with Princess Carina Organization Team (Geneva, Switzerland, UN partners) she started The Courage to Change the World Cinema Award distinguishing and encouraging documentaries about people with special needs and actors with disabilities. In 2018 a collectible postage stamp was issued featuring the illustration. A few of them will be featured at charitable auction taking place in USA on 24 th of November in support of local American charities. Later, personalized and stamped, will be introduced to world philatelic communities (all rights reserved. copyright © 2018)
Meet Kseniya Simonova, the TV contest Ukraine’s Got Talent winner, at Verbier Music Festival (Switzerland)
On 31st July at Verbier Music Festival (Switzerland) a unique performance will take place. Two pianists – Georgy Gromov and Maria Masycheva and Sand artist Kseniya Simonova will perform together ”Cinderella” by Prokofiev. Simonova will recreate the fairy tale story in live sand drawing, following the music played by two pianos.
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Kseniya Simonova is a sand animation artist, the 2009 winner of the TV contest Ukraine’s Got Talent, which is part of the Got Talent series. She is a performance artist in sand animation, graphic artist, illustrator, film director and a philanthropist, and is a Merited Artist of Ukraine. Some other emblematic works by Ksenia could be seen here:
Princess Carina Organization (Under High Patronage of Geneva Canton, UN Partners) is proud to give Ksenia informational support.
”Exchange of Information between Humanitarian Organizations –
Working in Ukraine”conference
The Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Ukraine and the Institute of International Relations of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University jointly organized the international conference ”Exchange of Information between Humanitarian Organizations Working in Ukraine”. The ain topic of the conference was the quick coverage and correct information exchange between humanitarian organizations, operating in Ukraine. Representatives of the Sovereign Maltese Order (who has been present and active in Ukraine since 1991), the United Nations, Churches, OSCE, and Caritas participated. OSCE Representative Jeffrey Ehrlich said, in particular, that the monitoring mission is making great efforts to solve landmines issue and help local people under conditions of humanitarian conflict. The Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta Mr. Antonio Gazzanti Pugliese Di Cotrone stated that such cooperation is aimed at being transparent and open within the state authorities of Ukraine. It should be impartial concerning the autonomy of humanitarian organizations that are already successfully working. In addition, the coordination should accompany the high-quality support of specialists and managers of structures involved and their decisions should be joint and useful to people. Finally, the cooperation should ultimately create an information exchange and monitoring network. That would allow responding promptly to any current challenges.
Les Roses de Bagatelle by Rashid Al Khalifa
Artist Rashid Al Khalifa‘s recent series Les Roses de Bagatelle opens at Guerlain, 68 Champs-Élysées, FR-75008 PARIS on 5 May 2018 at 10:30am. The exhibition shall remain open until 8 June 2018.
Inspired by the history of the Château de Bagatelle and the allure of the gardens that surround it, Rashid Al Khalifa’s most recent series was created as an homage to Guerlain whose scent “Le Jardin de Bagatelle’ took inspiration from the same park when it was crafted in 1983.
A continuation from the iconic convex form takes precedence as the foundation of Rashid’s work, each piece in these series employ delicate and intricately crafted aluminum flowers onto the curved, matte-enameled surface, in patterns. The resulting symmetrical compositions further demonstrate Rashid’s desire to formulate statements on minimalism, purity and balance, this time including natural representations of roses upon the foreground.
Interestingly, each work is distinguishable by their pattern, or by the number of roses that adorn their surface. Yet this number is not an indication of the authority of an individual piece, just as a single rose holds no less value than a bouquet of roses – its value is dependent on the context within which it is presented.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Rashid Al Khalifa, whose work we have admired for some time now. Guerlain values collaborations with the creative and is aware of the benefit not only in inspiring others but also in enabling our brand to be envisioned by respected and renowned artists such as Rashid Al Khalifa” said Guerlain.
About the Artist
Beginning his career in the late 1960s, Rashid Al Khalifa has exhibited in Bahrain and internationally. In 2010, a large-scale retrospective exhibition entitled “Convex: A New Perspective” was held for at the Bahrain National Museum.
Rashid Al Khalifa was the first president of Bahrain Arts Society and currently holds the title of Honorary President therein. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally. Solo exhibitions include Ayyam Gallery, Dubai, UAE (2018), Shuman Arts Organisation, Amman, Jordan (1997), De Caliet Gallery, Milan, Italy, and El Kato Kayyel Gallery, Milan (1996). His work as also been featured in group exhibitions such as La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (2017 and 2015), Third Mediterranean Biennale, Sakhnin Valley (2017), Royal Bridges (Dubai, 2016), Bahrain Arts Society, Manama, Bahrain (2016), tRIO Bienal, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2015), Issoudin Museum, Issoudin, France (2015), Galerie Gmurzynska, Art Basel Miami Beach (2010) Bahrain National Museum, Manama (2002), Taipei Art Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan (1999), Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE (1999), and Art America Exhibition, Miami, USA (1997).
About Guerlain and its art patronage
Since 1828, Guerlain explores, innovates and perfects fragrances, skincare products and makeup. Guerlain is a luxury house of daring creators, producing mythical creations with timeless savoir-faire. During the II French Empire, Guerlain was a purveyor to the Imperial Court under Emperor Napoléon III and Empress Eugénie.
For the last twelve years Guerlain begun a partnership with the Foire internationale d’art contemporain (Fiac) as well as the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP). It sponsors the Design Award of Daniel and Florence Guerlain.
Particular exhibitions and art collaborations are meant to highlight Guerlain’s patronage for beauty and artistic creation.
About the Château de Bagatelle
In 1777, the Count d’Artois (subsequently the last “King of France” as Charles X), a younger brother to King Louis XVI, accepted Queen Marie-Antoinette‘s challenge to build a maison de plaisance from the decaying Domaine de Bagatelle located in the outskirts of Paris, within but hundred days. Queen Marie Antoinette wanted to indulge a jolly moment there, before the Royal Court had to move to the regal Domaine of Fontainebleau.
Unbelievably the resourceful Count d’Artois won the bet, for the residence was
completed in merely sixty-four days. Marie Antoinette was 100 000 pounds poorer as a consequence.
Recorded as strikingly elegant by contemporaries, cosy for its visitors and joyful in atmosphere, the entrance to the château’s façade bears the inscription in Latin Parva sed apta or in English “Small but suitable”. And thus, can one describe the “folie d’Artois”, renowned for its romantic scenery, its exquisite rose garden as well as the soothing pink pastel colours of the château’s walls.
Intrinsically linked to France’s royal and imperial heritage, the Maison Guerlain has also drawn inspiration from this magnificent “folie d’Artois” for the production of verily French fragrances. In fact, in 1983 the Parc de Bagatelle, inspired Jean-Paul Guerlain‘s scent “Le Jardin de Bagatelle”.
Princess Karina Bagration- Moukhransky legally proved her rights for name and title and was recognized by the Head of the Royal House of Georgia, H.R.H.Prince Nugzar Bagration – Gruzinsky.
In response to numerous accusations expressed on behalf of organization and team of Prince David Bagration-Moukhransky and the defamation which was published on Spanish blog( known under Doce Linajes de Soria), Princess Karina Bagration-Moukhransky officially addressed Dr.Oleg Manuta, PhD in Law, Cavaleiro Honorario Da Real Irmandade De Sao Miguel da Ala, Cavalieri dell`Ordine dei Santi Maurizio e Lazzaro, her legal advisor, with the official request to summit independent history, law and genealogy professionals aimed answering whether Karina has legitimate rights for her name and princess title. It was conducted involving independent experts and in total respect of international and Ukrainian legal standards. The results proved that even after her divorce Karina has the uncontestable rights for a princess title and style. She may use it as part of her full historical name till her next marriage.
The Digest of Laws of the Russian Empire (Свод законов Российской империи, pre-1917 Russian: Сводъ законовъ Россiйской имперiи) which states: “the husband conveys his title to his spouse, if by birth she belonged to less significant social statues and coveys with it all rights and privileges connected to it”: ( The Civil Law of Russian Empire issues analyzed- 1899 y., p. 3), 1722 January 24 (3890) p. 7; 1775 April 3 (14290); 1785 April 21 (16187) p. 3, 7; (16188) p. 82; 1807 December 22 (22726); 1808 May 17 (23027); 1814 November 30 (25740); 1815 September 21 (25947) p. 5; 1856 June (230679). (volume. IX p. 5; volume. Х part. 1 p. 100; volume . IX page . 44, 53, 367, 493, 539, 542, 710) and that ” the divorce is the cessation of the marriage that has all the legal consequences. “When a woman legally acquires the rights for her husband’s title by marriage, she does not lose is afterwards, that is when she widows of divorces (Decree No. 9773 of The 1st Department of the Governing Senate, 1903) (Source: Prof. GF Shershenevich, ”Textbook of Russian Civil Law”, edition 1907, pp. 628-629 and authentic legal text of the Civil Law of the Russian Empire (last reduction edited on 1906)”.There were several cases alike , demonstrating the Civil Law in Action and based upon by the experts. The current Ukrainian Civil Law, namely the article 35 “the right for a surname choice” states –“A Ukrainian citizen may choose liberally the name and a surname to bear” and more precisely the article 113 states that “A spouse who changed her name upon marriage is entitled to retain her name after the marriage dissolution, or, if wishes so, may return her pre-marital surname.” In accordance to current Ukrainian legislation (same as other former USSR countries), the princely title can not be in exclusive property of either a legal or a private person as the monarchy was not restored. It can’t be granted or withdrawn. The title could only take the form of a complete historical surname in official documents (such practice exists in Germany, for example) which, however, does not diminish its historical or social meaning. Naturally, Princess Karina Vladimirovna Bagration-Moukhransky, (Bagration-Moukhranska – in Ukrainian) has full right to defend her dignity in all official legal bodies and use the results of this legal expertise as uncontestable prove of her rights. Finally, the Legitimate Head of the Royal House of Georgia, H.R.H.Prince Nugzar Bagration- Gruzinsky, recognized Karina as part of Bagrationi Dynasty with the Recognition Decree published officially on the site of the Royal House on November 15, 2017 and available at https://theroyalhouseofgeorgia.org/downloads/DECREE_-_Karina.pdf. Prince Nugzar is Petres dze Bagration-Gruzinsky (Georgian: ნუგზარ პეტრეს ძე ბაგრატიონ-გრუზინსკების) (born 25 August 1950, in Tbilisi, Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic is the senior descendant by primogeniture in the male line of George XII, the last King of Georgia (Kartli and Kakheti) to reign: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nugzar_Bagration-Gruzinsky.
Princess Karina Bagration- Moukhransky is a famous philanthropist, educationalist and media person. For ongoing promotion of the positive image of Bagrationi Dynasty, she was decorated with Dynastic Order of the Crown of the Georgian Kingdom.To discover more, please visit: www.karinabagration.biz and www.princesscarina.org .The Cawa Media Team congratulates Princess Karina and wishes her lots of success.
Ballo dei Cento e non più Cento” (Ball of the Hundred and not more than Hundred)
April 13-14, 2018
The Royal Family of Georgia attended the Ballo Dei 100 e non piu 100 on the 14th of April 2018 which took place in beautiful city of Casale Monferrato( 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. This event is one of the most important cultural and social gatherings of Italian and European nobility that remains deeply linked to history, roots and traditions of Christian Europe. During this event The international Award of HRH Maria Teresa di Borbone Parma takes place. It encourages personalities for excellence in their profession, intelligence, generosity, humanism and peace building.
H.R.H. PRINCESS ANNA OF GEORGIA WELCOMED IN THE KINGDOM OF MOROCCO
March 15 to 20, 2018
More than a thousand participants from 131 countries and representatives of 27 regional and international organizations, as well as former heads of state and government, ministers, presidents of parliaments, policy makers and parliamentarians, took part in the Crans Montana International Forum in Morocco.
H.R.H Princess Anna was welcomed by Moroccan´s government officially as Royal Princess of Georgia. Princess Anna, among some first Ladies of other countries, was met at the ramp of airplane in Casablanca by Interior Minister Mr. Abdelouafi Laftit and the chief of protocol. Later she was tranferred to Dakhla (the capital of the Moroccan administrative region) where she was accommodated at a luxury cruise Italian ship Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV)´s cabin.
At Dakhla Princess Anna met Mr. Nasser Bourita whom His Majesty King Mohammed VI appointed on April 5, 2017 as Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Princess Anna met with authorities of other countries; Presidents, Prime Ministers and Monarchs, it seemed they all knew who she was and treated her with the highest reverence expected for a Monarch.
Some of the honored guess were Her Imperial and Royal Highness Camilla Habsburg-Lothringen, Archduchess of Austria and Princess of Tuscany , H.R.H. Princess Tirelo Molotlegi Member of the Royal Bafokeng Family of South Africa, Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic from 2007 to 2012, Mrs Lidia Vice President Senate Italy. Debbie Remengesau, First Lady of the Republic of Palau, invited Princess Anna of Georgia to visit their island, HM Queen Nompumelelo Zulu queen of the Zulus south Africa, HM Zwelithini Goodwill king of Zulus South Africa, and much more.
The visit of H.R.H. Princess Ana Bagration- Gruzinsky, as Guest of Honor, took place to Morocco from March 15 to 20, 2018 with the kind invitation of Mr. Pierre-Emmanuel Quirin and H.E. Jean-Paul Carteron, President and Honorary Chairman & Founder of Crans Montana International Forum, “On Africa & South-South Cooperation” under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI who on Friday March 16, gave a royal message for the official opening session expressing his confidence in Africa, describing it as a land of opportunities that should be maximized in service of the development of the continent. Full text of King Mohammed VI.
The Crans Montana Forum is a Swiss Non-Governmental International Organization whose importance and prestige have been globally well-established since 1986. Its oldest Forums are held each year in Crans-Montana (CH-VS) and Geneva (CH-GE). It is formally recognized by and work with all major International Organizations, Governments, Business and Non-Governmental Organizations.
The Crans Montana Forum on Africa & South-South Cooperation in Dakhla on EURONEWS March 23, 2018 http://www.cmf.ch/index.php?page=9&news=1441
Lady Colin Campbell, Prince Leo of Breithen-Thurn and Duke Olivier of Crussol d’Uzes attended launch of the Paul Smith’s collection at the Bentley & Skinner in Piccadilly, London
Last week on Wednesday, 7th March was most splendid evening in London. Full of diamonds, gold and champagne at the most famous and well known jewelers in the United Kingdom, the Bentley & Skinner – Royal Jewelers, who are inspiration for the Paul Smith’s new limited edition collection. Inspired by unique antique jewels from the Bentley & Skinner
Sir Paul Smith said in own words: “I have been receiving a very beautiful catalogue from Bentley & Skinner for quite some time and every-time it drops through the letterbox I always think that it’s so perfectly created and laid-out. I just kept thinking, “wow, these photos would make the perfect dress”.
Among British elite, art collectors, jewelry specialists and fashion designers were some members of British aristocracy and European royalty. Lady Colin Campbell was enjoying in various tiaras. Prince Leo of Breithen-Thurn chose late Victorian pearl and diamond tiara for Lady Campbell to try it on. She find this tiara most interesting one, as Lady Campbell set tiara on her head she received many compliments from reception guests. Future Duke of Crussol d’Uzes; Olivier, Dimitri Ziadie-Campbell and Prince Leo of Breithen-Thurn were enjoying in discussing jewelery history and seeing rare unique pieces. Mark Evans, Managing Director of Bentley & Skinner, and Omar Vaja, were best persons to explain which valuable treasures Bentley & Skinner poses and produce. Among them are rare and precious pieces of Fabergé.
Bentley & Skinner producing many jewels for members of the British Royal family since 1880. Recent visit from the Royal Family was by Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. Furthermore, their style and collections are real little treasures of London, especially pieces inspired by ancient Egypt or more closer Victorian era.
Photo: Andrea Fabrizi Photography for Cawa Media
Lady Campbell, Prince Nicholas of Romania and Crown Prince Boris of Bulgaria attend Dreamtime Events Croatia Reception in London
Dreamtime Events Croatia, Croatia’s most prestigious and bespoke wedding planning and corporate events company held a private party at Ognisko Private Members Club in South Kensington, Thursday 15th February 2018.
The event, hosted by Dreamtime CEO, Branka Cubelic was organised to promote Croatia and to entice couples to choose Croatia for their destination wedding, honeymoon and/or elopement.
Dreamtime also specialises in corporate events and the evening was the perfect opportunity to meet with the Dreamtime Team, couples that have gotten married in Croatia through the services of Dreamtime Events and also couples who are about to say ‘I do’ in Croatia. Branka proudly recognised couples who have chosen to wed in Croatia as the greatest ambassadors for the country.
Honorary guests included Lady Campbell and Mrs Barbara Kaczmarowska Hamilton, who were both recipients of self portraits painted from Dalmatian red wine by talented local Croatian artist, Marina Tomasevic. Branka also presented Prince Leo of Breithen-Thurn with a special gift from Croata, Croatia’s most exclusive necktie brand.
VIP guests included members of the Royal Family including, Prince Nicholas of Romania with wifne Alina-Maria, Crown Prince Boris of Bulgaria, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Prince of Tarnovo, Duke of Saxony, Countess Olympia of Lauterburg, Archduchess Anna-Monica of Austria, Princess Royal of Hungary, Duke Olivier of Crussol d’Uzes, Prince Christie of Hohenzollern, Prince Leo of Breithen-Thurn.
His Excellency Mr Christian Nkambule, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Swaziland, Dr Priyanka Kedia Goel, Mrs Metoda Mikuz, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Slovenia in London, Count Simone Balestrini of Stampa-Soncino and Count Andrea Boezio Bertinotti, Mrs Victoria Christian, daughter of Clive Christian and Lady Campbell’s twin sons, Sir Dmitri Campbell and Sir Michael Campbell and Maxim Bouchard, Canadian Olympic diver were also in attendance.
Catering was provided by famous restaurant, Zrno Soli located in Split, Croatia who flew in 3 chefs from the restaurant to cater for the evening and free flowing red and white wine by Zdjelarevic vino. The evening also included a special performance by Eve Polycarpou from Mamma Mia 2, who admitted that Croatia stole her heart last summer while she was on set on island Vis.
Photos Credits: Iva & Vedran Weddings Croatia
Nicholas de Roumanie, the grandson of King Michael of Romania, will get married next summer (2018) with Alina-Maria Binder.
Spanning over increasing amounts of activities the duo consisting of Princess Lilly zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Prince Donatus of Schaumburg-Lippe started a unique challenge to raise both awareness and funding for the charity organisations Interhelp and Save the Children. The challenge started in July 2017, as the duo attempted to complete the Mongol Rally, a motorised race from London to Ulaan-Ude north of Mongolia. Its noteworthy that In May 2016 both mother and son ran an ultramarathon of 160km across the Bulgarian Rhodopes over the course of five days. The project combined both the strength required to complete the challenge and the already present successful projects established to prove that the impossible can be achieved.
The Royal and Merciful Society of Bearers of Medals and Awards of
Belgium (Koninklijke en Menslievende Vereniging van Dragers van
Eretekens en Medailles van Belgie) granted Princess Karina Bagration –
Moukhransky with the Honorary Cross for Humanitarian Merits. Her
Highness is the President and Co- Founder of Princess Carina
Organization (A Swiss based NGO, Under High Patronage of Geneva
Canton, UN Global compact Group Partner www.princesscarina.org). The
Society was founded in 1865 and it decorates annually for courage,
self-sacrifice or long-term philanthropic activities. The nominees
must have excellent reputation and to be selected by International
Delegates. The Award is recognized by the Belgian State. At top of The
Royal and Merciful Society of Bearers of Medals and Awards of Belgium
is its Royal Patron, The King of the Belgians. The Decoration was
followed by a Gala with took place at luxurious Grand HoteI Hessischer
Hof under patronage of H.R.H. Donatus, Prince of Hesse
http://www.prinz-von-hessen.de/. The guests had an opportunity to
enjoy special menu and taste the wines, selected for the occasion. The
guests also received personal greetings from H.R.H. the Prince Louis
Princess Carina Organization was delighted to donate some items on
behalf of its Project, Carina Art Trust, to the Charitable Auction
powered by Organizers in tribute of Syrian and African children. It is
expected that the founds will be donated to support a Ghana school and
a Syrian hospital for war victims. The volunteers are particularly
grateful to Mr.Thomas Kern ( Munich, Germany
http://www.antiquariatundkunst.de) for his valuable help as
professional auctioneer and to Mr. Rory O Neill, Chairman, Europagrid(
Ireland and Monaco).The Gregory III Laham Patriarch of Antioch and All
the East, of Alexandria and Jerusalem, personally attended the event
and sensitized people to support Syrian children in need. His
Beatitude is the spiritual leader of the Melkite Greek Catholic
Church, elected on November 29, 2000, succeeding Patriarch Maximos V
Hakim. He retired on May 6, 2017.
The official visit of H.R.H. Princess Ana Bagration- Gruzinsky to Spain
The official visit of H.R.H. Princess Ana Bagration- Gruzinsky took place to Spain from 5 th 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 an unique opportunity for improving international cooperation and boosting economic Development
- Common goals and achievements will improve peaceful relations and strenghten 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.
Its noteworthy that last year, H.R.H.Prince Nugzar Bagration- Gruzinsky nominated Princess Karina Bagration- Moukhransky, the president and founder of Princess Carina Organization ( Charity, Switzerland based) for the New Leaders for Tomorrow Award which she received from the hands of H.E. Mr. Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium. 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:
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Oplenac – St George’s church
St George’s Church (Serbian: Црква Св. Ђорђа) also known as Oplenac (Опленац), is the mausoleum of the Serbian and Yugoslavroyal house of Karađorđević located on top of the Oplenac Hill in the town of Topola, Serbia. The church of Oplenac was founded by King Peter I of Yugoslavia. Many members of the royal house are buried in the church, in the crypt beneath the church, or in the church yard.
Apart from the two tombs inside the church (Karađorđe’s in the southern apse; and Peter I in the northern apse), there are 26 other members of the dynasty whose eternal place of rest is in this mausoleum. Six generations of the Karađorđević family have been buried in this church:
- The first generation: Marica Živković, Karađorđe’s mother.
- The second generation: Karađorđe (in the church) and his wife Jelena Jovanović (1764–1842).
- The third generation: Karađorđe’s son Alexander and his wife Persida Nenadović (1813–1873).
- The fourth generation: Alexander and Persida’s nine children. As follows: Kleopatra (1835-1855), Aleksije (1836-1840), Svetozar (1841-1847), Jelena (1846–1867), Andreja (1848–1864), Jelisaveta (1851–1852), Dorde (1856–1888), Arsen, and Peter I (in the church) and his wife Ljubica also known as Zorka (she is buried in the crypt). Out of the ten children of Prince Alexander and Princess Persida, only their oldest daughter, Poleksija (1833–1914), was not buried here.
- The fifth generation, Peter I and Zorka’s children: Milena (1886–1887), George and his wife Radmila Radonjić (1907–1993), Alexander I and his wife Maria and Andrija (1890–1890, lived only for 23 days). And also Prince Arsen’s son Paul and his wife Olga.
- The sixth generation: King Alexander I and Queen Maria’s children: Peter II and his wife Alexandra, Tomislav, and Andrew. And also Prince Paul‘s sons Nikola and Alexander.
- Out of the 28 tombs of the Karađorđević dynasty, six of them belong to rulers: Supreme Leader Karađorđe, Prince Alexander, King Peter I, King Aleksandar I, Prince Paul, and King Peter II. It is an important place of Serbian history. On 6 October 2012, Prince Paul, his wife Olga and his son Nikola were all buried here after their remains were exhumed from the cemetery in Lausanne, and returned to Serbia.
- On 26 May 2013, Queen Maria, her sons King Peter II and Prince Andrew, and Peter II’s wife Alexandra, were all buried here after their remains were exhumed from Frogmore in Britain, the Saint Sava Monastery in Libertyville, Illinois, the cemetery of New Gračanica, also in Illinois, and Tatoi Palace in Greece respectively, and returned to Serbia
- The Serbian Royal family & The Oplenac Mausoleum
The Royal Palace in Belgrade – Serbia
Visit the The Royal Palace that was built between 1924 and 1929 with the private funds of His Majesty King Alexander I(the grandfather of HRH Crown Prince Alexander). The Royal Palace was the home of King Alexander I and King Peter II (the father of Crown Prince Alexander). Today The Royal Palace is the home of Crown Prince Alexander and his family.
The architects were Zivojin Nikolic and Nikolay Krassnoff of the Royal Academy. The palace is built in the Serbian-Byzantine style. Attached to The Royal Palace there is a Royal Chapel dedicated to Saint Apostle Andrew The First-Called, the Patron Saint of The Royal Family. The chapel was built reflecting the monastery Church of Saint Andrew on the River Treska in Macedonia where the Holy Place of the medieval Serbian King Vukashin is located.
The Royal Palace is surrounded with pergolas, park terraces, swimming pools, pavilions and platforms. There are magnificent views from the palace towards the ridge of Dedinje Hill, Koshutnjak Forest, Topchider and Avala Mountain.
The ground floor reception rooms are very beautifully appointed. The Formal Entrance Hall is paved with stone and decorated with copies of medieval frescoes from the Monasteries of Dechani and Sopochani. The Blue Drawing Room is decorated in the Baroque style; the Golden Drawing Room (Palma Vecchio) and Dining Room are in the Renaissance style with impressive wood carved ceilings and bronze chandeliers. These rooms are ornately decorated with paintings of old masters and Renaissance painted Florentine Cassoni from the Royal collections. The Greater and Lesser Libraries are decorated in the same manner.
”Ball of the 100 and no more than 100”
The event was sotto high patronato di S.A.R. L’Infante Dom Duarte, Duca di Braganza (seat per IL lutto following the death of the friar S.A.R. L’Infante Dom Henrique, Duca di Coimbra), S.A.I. & R. L’Arciduchessa Monika d’Asburgo, S.A.I. & R. L’Arciduchessa Walburga d’Asburgo, S.A.I. & R. L’Arciduchessa Margarete d’Asburgo, S.A.I. & R. L’Arciduchessa Johanna d’Asburgo and S.A.R. The Principessa Ereditaria Elia Zogu degli Albanesi.
”Ball of the 100 and no more than 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 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.
(The International Commission and Association on Nobility´s Royal Patrons : 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).
Prince Georgy Bagration- Gruzinsky attends his first day at school.
Dressed in a small dark blue jacket, Prince Georgy of Georgia began his first day at school. His mother, Princess Ana of Georgia released the first pictures of little prince to show a good view of royal children, including Princess Miriam taking care of her small brother. Simultaneously, the Royal House of Georgia announced plans for Prince Georgy to attend the private School close to Tbilisi (Georgia) for next several years, and hopes that his privacy and the privacy of other parents and children at school will be respected. To commemorate this special day for the family, long-term pedagogical and humanitarian activities of Princess Ana of Georgia, the Swiss based Pestalozzi Institute, which implements various educational programs around the globe, invited Her Highness to become their Royal Patron.
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Introducing the Royal Georgian`s Dynasty Book
We are delighted to inform you that recently a new scientific book ”The Royal Dynasty of Georgia and its offshoot branches” was published in two Volumes which presentation of this important historian hardcover was held recently on 2nd December, 2016.
The Royal House of Georgia and the Society of ”House of Bagrationis” – Raindi (Knight) Joseph Bichikashvili have done a magnificent exertion for the disclosure of genuine and true Georgia`s Royal House offsprings. Interested parties received gratefully the beautiful illustrated historian facts about legitimacy and status about every member of this ancient Dynasty that depicts standings of each representative holding royal status to the present HRH Crown Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski who is the rightful lineal successor of the last kings of united Georgia, the rightful successor of the last kings of the kingdom of Kartli-Kakheti, and the senior descendant by primogeniture in the male line of Giorgi XII. The next in the Line of Succession to the Throne is his daughter, HRH Princes Anna.
Leading Georgian`s scientists were present at the presentation such as the Bishops of the Georgian Orthodox church, members of the Bagrationi Dynasty and Georgian citizens. Each speaker noted the importance of the work by thanking the author for distinguishable truthfulness of ancient and modern history of the Bagrationi Royal Family.
Speech of the Head of the Royal House of Georgia.
Speech of the Representative of Imereti Branch, Prince Giorgi Bagrationi.
HRH Princess Anna and HRH Princess Mariam at the ceremony.
Following the invitation of Mr. Pierre-Emmanuel Quirin , the CEO of Crans Montana International Forum on behalf of Mr. Jean-Paul Carteron (Honorary Chairman & Founder of Crans Montana International Forum) and HSH Prince von und zu Liechtenstein (the Honorary Chairman), Princess Karina Bagration-Moukhransky attended and actively participated in 18th Homeland & Global Security Forum held in Brussels (Belgium) on October 19 to 21, 2016. For many years now, the Homeland & Global Security Forum has been a privileged and unique platform gathering high level Government Officials, International Organizations, Parliaments, Specialized Administrations, Intelligence Agencies and Businesses from around the World.
The Forum started on October 19 with a Special day hosted by the European Parliament and placed under the aegis of the African Women’s Forum whose Honorary Committee is chaired by Mrs. Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO.
In addition, Her Highness, the President and Founder of Princess Carina Organization, received the New Leaders of Tomorrow Award from the hands of H.E. Mr. Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium. The New Leaders for Tomorrow 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.
In 13th September 2016 the Royal family of Georgia visited the Patriarch of Holy city Jerusalem His Beatitude Theophilos III. The visit held in warm and friendly atmosphere. 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. Respectfully, The Chancellery of the Royal House of Georgia, 2016.
H.R.H. Prince Nugzar Bagration-Gruzisky and H.R.H. Princess Anna Bagration-Gruzinsky attended a delightful dinner held in His Majesty’s Kigeli V Ndahindurwa honor at the Cavalry and Guard Club.
H.R.H. The Most. Hon. Marquess of Redding served as H.R.H. Prince Michael of Kent’s representative at the dinner. Some formerly-reigning royals families of Yugoslavia/Serbia attended in person.
The Royal Family of Montenegro was represented in person earlier in the day. H.I.H. Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassee (Ethiopia), H.M. Philppe – King of the Belgians, H.R.H. the Duke of Braganza (Portugal) and Princess Karina Bagration-Moukhransky, the President of ”Princess Carina Organization”sent either representatives , personal greetings and /or gifts.
Kigeli V Ndahindurwa (born June 29, 1936) was the last ruling King (Mwami) of Rwanda from 25 July 1959 until 28 January 1961. He has traveled internationally to speak on behalf of the Rwandan people and repeatedly called for peace and harmony between the different groups. King Kigeli V has continued to remember the victims of the Rwandan Genocide and makes every attempt to reconcile between all political, ethnic, and religious parties in Rwanda to use the democratic process to solve any disputes. Kigeli was a friend of former South African president Nelson Mandela and invested a lot into inter–tribal peace building in Africa.
THE CELEBRATION OF THE RUSSIAN CATHEDRAL OF NICE OPENING AND CHARITABLE AUCTION AT NEGRESCO (NICE, FRANCE)
On 9 June 2016, the ACRN Association under the patronage of Bishop Nestor, Bishop of Korsun with HRH Prince Dimitri of Russia as Honorary President of the ACRN, Mr Pierre de Fermor, President of the ACRN, HE Mr. Alexander Orlov – Russian Ambassador to France and Monaco – Mr. Sergey Sobyanin – Mayor of Moscow, Mr. Christian Estrosi – President of the Metropolis Nice (Côte d’Azur) , President of the Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur participated and welcomed the guests to the Gala evening held to celebrate the opening of the Russian Cathedral St. Nicolas at the hotel ”Le Negresco” in Nice. The distinguished guests at the Charitable Gala Dinner, taking place at the Royal Hall, enjoyed the live performance of Natalia Ermilova, singer and violinist David Bubani, opera singer and violinist accompanied by pianist Genc Tukiçi, other Russian artists. Charitable auction successfully raised founds for the further support of the Cathedral and development of culture.