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THE RULES OF SUCCESSION IN THE KINGDOM OF GEORGIA
Prince David married Her Royal Highness Princess Anna, the daughter of the true and rightful heir to the throne, on February 8, 2009. Despite propaganda to the contrary, the marriage is far from being a fairy tale marriage. There are some serious problems.
For example, shortly after their marriage, Prince David left permanently for Spain and left Anna behind. He refused to follow the ancient succession rules, written in the contract, that he was to sign with Prince Nugzar and the Patriarch of Georgia that would make any child of their marriage hold dynastic rights. Down through history, whenever a royal female married a Georgian noble, as Prince David is, the children become nobles, rather than royals, and they hold no dynastic right, not even on a collateral basis.
However, there was an ancient way established to remedy this predicament, but Prince David has so far knowingly and willfully refused to agree to the terms required for succession. As such, he violated the ancient and modern rules of the kings. As a direct and unfortunate result, HRH Prince Nugzar's grandson, and Prince David's and Princess Anna's young son, would not be a dynast in the true royal house of Georgia. That is, he could not hold any succession rights unless Prince David would in the future submit to the agreement approved by the Patriarch of Georgia, which is in full compliance and harmony with the House rules and international law.
If it were not for a recent royal decree made by His Royal Highness Prince Nugzar, the little boy would unfortunately be bypassed altogether.
Because the marriage agreement will probably will never be signed by Prince David recognizing the superiority of Her Royal Highness Princess Anna, before her Consort husband, the Crown Prince had no right to recognize his newborn grandchild as a future successor without grossly violating family statute. However, with the concurrance of the whole royal house, in full accord with his de jure rights as a deposed sovereign under international law, the Crown Prince and the royal house have given Prince Giorgi the right to decide for himself when he comes of age, whether he will receive the royal dynastic rights to the throne and surname of his mother according to Georgian dynastic law requirements or remain a Prince of Mukhrani, which does not give him any right to inherit the throne of Georgia. Either way, he will remain as the beloved grandchild for HRH Prince Nugzar and the right to rule will be inherited by the one, who is the next in the line of succession after Crown Prince Nugzar.
Females can inherit all the rights and privileges of lawful sovereignty if no eligible living male exists from the direct line of the kings, so HRH Princess Anna is the presumptive heir after her father.
It is important to understand that no collateral lines exist for the Royal House of Georgia. The Bagrationi-Mukhranski branch of Prince David are non-sovereign nobles of Georgia of lesser prominance than a number of other similar non-sovereign princely noble lines.
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