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International law declares that the Royal House itself should determine who is the rightful heir and successor as head and chief of the Royal House. This law is discussed in detail in the book The Entitlement to Rule: Legal, Non-Territorial Sovereignty in International Law in the chapter in volume two -- "Legal and Lawful Solutions to Succession Conflicts Provided under International Public Law." This unique and masterful book can be see at

What happened below was in full accord and harmony with public international law. In 2006 with 49 signatures, HRH Prince Nugzar was recognized as being the rightful heir to the throne. His lawful successor HRH Princess Anna is also pictured below:

This webpage consists of the signatures of representative of all the Princely families of Georgia recognizing the rightful claim of HRH Prince Nugzar as the only true head of the Royal House of Georgia.

After this the Treaty of of Georgievsk is meantion because in international law, it recognized that only Prince Nuzgar's ancestors as having royal sovereign status.  
About the legitimate principles and dynastic rights of the Bagrationi Family
 After the first The Hague Conference (1899), the Russian Emperor Nicholas II was forced to justify himself before the European diplomacy concerning Georgia, and in 1907 he formally restored the royal rights of the Bagration-Gruzinski Royal family. Thus, he restored the Georgian Kingdom, which was illegally abolished by the Romanovs in 1801, thereby ignoring the “Georgievsk Treaty” of 1783 (Elizabeth, Queen of Georgia. Georgian issue. Complete Code of Laws of the Russian Empire (CCL), Vol. XXI, ? 15,835. SPB., 1911, p.1-9)…

…By the Resolution of the State Council of 12th September 1804, and by the decision of the Ministry Council of 12th March 1812, it was established that “only the children of Georgian (Kartli-Kakhetian) Kings and Georgian Princes/Princesses could retain their titles, and their descendants would bear the title of Prince Gruzinski (of Georgia). For the future, the descendants of the Imereti Royal House would bear the title of Prince Imeretinski (Russian State Historical Archive (RSHA), Department of General Affairs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Fund 1284, Inventory 235 (1 room, 3 tables), 1804-1861, Case ? 305 - Minutes of the State Council of 12th September 1804, magazines of Ministry Council dated 26th March 1812 and other Provisions of the Members of the Royal Houses of the Caucacus; P. Yudin: “The Fate of Prince Bagration Imereti in Russia” in Russian Archives, St. Petersburg, March 1896, PP. 299-312).

On 25th April of 1833, by a decree issued by Emperor Nikolai I of Russia, and by the Resolution of the State Council, the descendants of King Erekle II and Giorgi XII were again granted the title of Georgian Princes (Gruzinski), which later became part of their surname (Noble Houses of the Russian Empire, edited by S.V. Dumin, Moscow 1996, p.71). This demonstrates that even the powerful Russian Empire could not change historical facts.

The other noble representatives of the Bagration family all belong to offshoot princely branches: the Bagration-Mukhranskis, the Bagration-Davitishvili, and the Bagration-Babadishi (D. Ninidze, “About the origins of the Mukhranbatonis” in Artanuji, ?5, Tbilisi, 1996, p. 22-27; D. Ninidze, “The Mukhranbatonis”, Tbilisi, 1997; D. Ninidze; “The Scientific and Cultural Heritage of the Bagrationis”, edited by Roin Metreveli, Rafael Chikovani, Ramaz Shengelia; “Offshoots of the Bagrationi Royal House in the 16th-18th Centuries”, by David Ninidze, Tbilisi 2003, p. 44; Russian State Historical Archives, Department of General Affairs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Fund ? 1284, Inventory 235 (Inventory Affairs of Chief Inspector in terms of the Former Royal Houses of the Caucasus), 1804-1861, Letters of the Princes and Princesses of Georgia and their Children, Case ?52 (19.12.1811) Paper 2; Russian State Historical Archives, the Third Department of the Senate, Fund ? 1343, Inventory 51 (1683-1917), Case ? 775, Lists of Georgian Princes and Nobles who confirmed their Noble Origin (1840).

The legitimacy and succession rights of the Bagrationi family. Signed and sealed by all princes:
The Bagrationi-Gruzinski Royal family
1) HRH Crown Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski
2) HRH Princess Anna Bagrationi-Gruzinski
3) HRH Princess Mzia Bagrationi-Gruzinski
4) HRH Princess Dali Bagrationi-Gruzinski
5) HH Prince Badri Bagrationi-Gruzinski
The Bagrationi-Imeretinski Royal family
6) HRH Princess Nino Bagration-Imeretinski
The Bagration-Davitishvili Princely family
7) Prince Konstantine Bagration-Davitishvili
8) Princess Irine Bagration-Davitishvili
9) Prince Giorgi Bagration-Davitishvili
10) Princess Alla Bagration-Davitishvili
11) Princess Tsiala Bagration-Davitishvili
12) Prince Mukhran Bagration-Davitishvili
13) Prince Mamuka Bagration-Davitishvili
14) Princess Irine Bagration-Davitishvili
15) Princess Nino Megi Bagration-Davitishvili
16) Princess Khatuna Bagration-Davitishvili
17) Prince Avtandil Bagration-Davitishvili
18) Princess Rusudan Bagration-Davitishvili
19) Princess Nana Bagration-Davitishvili
20) Princess Vera Bagration-Davitishvili
21) Prince Levan Bagration-Davitishvili
22) Prince Michail Bagration-Davitishvili
23) Princess Sophy Bagration-Davitishvili
24) Princess Tamar Bagration-Davitishvili
25) Prince Tariel Bagration-Davitishvili
26) Princess Lamara Bagration-Davitishvili
27) Prince Giorgi Bagration-Davitishvili
28) Prince Nikoloz Bagration-Davitishvili
29) Princess Nino Bagration-Davitishvili
30) Prince Jano Bagration-Davitishvili
31) Prince Giorgi Bagration-Davitishvili
32) Princess Elisabeth Bagration-Davitishvili
33) Princess Tamar Bagration-Davitishvili
34) Princess Nino Bagration-Davitishvili
35) Princess Ekaterine Bagration-Davitishvili
36) Princess Ketevan Bagration-Davitishvili
The Bagration-Mukhranski Princely family
37) Princess Mariam Bagration-Mukhranski
38) Princess Rusudan Bagration-Mukhranski
The Bagration-Babadishi Princely family
39) Princess Ketevan Bagration-Babadishi
40) Prince Michael Bagration-Babadishi
41) Princess Irine Bagration-Babadishi
42) Princess Elisabeth Bagration-Babadishi
43) Princess Tamar Bagration-Babadishi
44) Princess Leila Bagration-Babadishi
Famous Georgian scholars and researchers
45) Professor Mariam Lortkipanidze, Doctor of Historical Sciences, head of the Georgian History Department at Tbilisi State University, leading scholar of the Javakhishvili Institute of History and Ethnography of the Georgian Academy of Sciences
46) David Muskhelishvili – Doctor of Historical Sciences (1973), Real Member of the Scientific National Academy of Georgia (1993), Head of Ivane Javakhishvili Institute of History and Ethnology (1999-2006). Head of Commission of History, Archeology and Ethnology of Scientific National Academy of Georgia (2007 - present).
47) Prince Konstantine Cholokashvili, the head of the Society of all Georgian Nobility
48) Prince Yuri Chikovani - Member of the international Genealogical Academy and The President of Georgian Genealogical Society.
49) Joseph (Ioseb) Bichikashvili - The Vice-President of Georgian Genealogical Society.

The Treaty of Georgievsk
 The Treaty of Georgievsk constituted an international treaty in international law. It guaranteed a certain and sure status to the ruling dynasty of Kartli-Kakheti, a guarantee not possessed by Rurikids or Gedyminians. It guaranteed the dynastic status of the "the Heirs and descendants of his House" of the Kartlii-Kakheti kings, not merely "descendants of the kings," and required that the treaty's terms could only be changed by mutual agreement between Russia's and Kartli-Kakheti's monarchs. In the treaty's list of Georgian families that were to be treated as nobility, not royalty, in the Russian Empire, the Mukhraneli are included in that status and they were eventually accepted into Russia with legal status as ordinary nobles. While the ancestor of His Royal Highness Prince Nugzar were accept as royals.