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HRH Prince Nugzar

Crown Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski is the son of HRH Prince Peter Bagrationi-Gruzinski of Georgia (1920–1984), who was a prominent poet and the former Head of the Royal House of Georgia between 1939 and 1984. His grandfather, HRH Prince Alexander (1820-1865), was the son of HRH Prince Bagrat, the fourth son of the last King of Georgia King Giorgi XII of Georgia.

Prince Peter’s life was full of tragedy, as he was forced to live in the Soviet Union. The Soviets knew that he was the rightful heir to the Georgian throne, and they did not want the political risk of native Georgians supporting the restoration of an independent Georgian kingdom. Despite imprisonment, Prince Peter continued to express his inner protest against the Soviet political regime through his poetry. He was part of the underground youth organization that secretly had been publishing anti-communist literature. One of his published poetry lyrics led to his arrest in 1946, and he was sentenced to the death penalty. Within this poem, the poet openly refers to his Royal descent and being the direct descendant of the great King Erekle II of Georgia.

Providentially, Prince Peter miraculously survived this punishment. In time, he became quite famous for his lyrics and Georgian songs. When the “Poet” Prince Peter (II) died in 1984, the headship of the Royal House of Georgia passed onto his son Crown Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski, who currently is the director of the Tbilisi theatre of cinema artists.

HRH Crown Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski 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. In 2006, the former head of the Imereti Royal House, HRH Princess Nino Bagration-Imeretinski (1915-2008), signed an important memorandum where she, on behalf of the Imereti royal branch, recognized the rightful claim and sovereignty of the Bagrationi-Gruzinski family over the rest of the Bagrationi lines.

HRH Crown Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski is married to Princess Leila Kipiani. An extremely beautiful and famous Georgian actress Leila Kipiani played many significant roles in Georgian famous movies. She was born in Tbilisi on 16 July of 1947. They married on 10 February of 1971. The Crown Prince and Princess have two daughters: Heiress to the Throne, Princess Anna (born 1976), and Princess Maia (born 1978). Princess Leila descends from one of the western high noble families of Georgia.

Like his father, HRH Crown Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski also experienced hardships during the Soviet regime. For example, when his theatre company had overseas commitments, the Prince was always denied a visa by the Soviet government. The Soviets were concerned that allowing the Prince to go abroad could allow him to claim his legitimate rights. Despite this hardship, Crown Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski continued to stage various performances, even in challenging circumstances. Today, he is actively involved in the teaching and training of drama. Additionally, he is involved in directing various stage performances. This is in addition to his obligations as Head of the Royal House of Georgia.

On 18 December of 2007, Crown Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski met Kristiina Ojuland, the Vice-President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia). Ms. Ojuland paid homage to the Bagrationi dynasty and its extraordinary contribution to Georgia.

On 23 February of 2010, Crown Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski participated in a national conference with several high ministers of the Republic of Georgia and distinguished scientists. Within this conference, Crown Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski was rightfully introduced “as the successor to the Georgian throne”. In his speech, he emphasized the importance of the world community’s legal evaluation of crimes committed against the Georgian people.

On May 21, 2010, a conference on the Circassian tragedy was held in Tbilisi. Within this, an intellectual work entitled “Pages of the History of the 19th century Caucasus” was presented. The event was organized by the “Fund of Caucasus” and attended by various members of the Georgian Parliament, important guests, and famous scholars. Crown Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski had a prominent role in addressing the audience with words of salutation.

With a sense of responsibility towards his country, Crown Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski tries to compensate for the deterioration of the country during the Soviet era and also during the troubled years of the civil war. Unfortunately, many Georgian people still live in difficult conditions. To improve the situation of such people, Crown Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski works with various donor organizations to implement charitable solutions for the Georgian people.

The direct ancestors of HRH
Crown Prince Nugzar Gruzinski

Erekle II
King of United Georgia
(1790 – 1798)

Giorgi XII
King of United Kingdom of Kartli & Kakheti
(The Last King of Georgia)

HRH Bagrat
Georgian Prince (heir and successor to the throne) (Batonishvili/Tsarevich)

HRH Alexander
Georgian Prince (heir and successor to the throne) (Batonishvili/Tsarevich)

HRH Peter
Georgian Prince (heir and successor to the throne) (Batonishvili/Tsarevich)

HRH Peter
Georgian Prince (heir and successor to the throne) (Batonishvili/Tsarevich)

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Nugzar of Georgia
(heir and successor to the Throne of Georgia) (Batonishvili/Tsarevich)
(Born 1950)


Kingdom of Kartli-Kakheti

The Kingdom of Kartli-Kakheti (Georgian: ქართლ-კახეთის სამეფო) (1762–1801[1][2]) was created in 1762 by the unification of two eastern Georgian kingdoms of Kartli and Kakheti. From the early 16th century, according to the 1555 Peace

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