His Imperial and Royal Majesty, the Emperor-King delivered his annual message to celebrate the Foundation Day, in English and Portuguese.
Today, the Empire celebrates the Foundation Day, reminiscent of the founding of the predecessor state of Karnia-Ruthenia, the Kingdom of Ruthenia. In its four years of existence, the tiny kingdom has won admirers, unified projects, brought together hundreds of citizens dispersed across the globe, and has now become a micronational empire respected and admired by countless people and inspiring countless micronationalists.
The already long-awaited List of Honors was the shortest of all time: it granted an Order of St. Paul, two Orders of the Lion and three titles of nobility, two of these for residents of Great Persenburg and supporters of His Majesty, the Emperor. The newly-created noble, Baroness Eisenland, accompanied His Imperial Majesty this morning to promote the first act of the Imperial and Royal Red Cross of Karnia-Ruthenia, founded on 11 November and chaired by Her Imperial Majesty, the Empress.
His Majesty has donated 460 millimeters of blood to the Blood Bank of São Paulo and is expected to repeat donations on a regular basis and encourages micronationalists and friends to follow his example and help thousands of people who depend on this donation, while the reserves of the Blood Banks tend to be deficient due to the ever increasing demand. His Majesty also encourages citizens around the world to seek to donate blood, but also to support the Red Cross in any way possible.
Also, His Majesty publicized the book “A Hoard of Treasures”, written by Richard Storry and in which His Majesty is a character of a riddle involving the future King of Ruritania and a fabulous treasure, marking the very first portrayal of the Emperor-King.
On 19 November, the Empire celebrates the Foundation Day, a national holiday celebrating the founding of the Kingdom of Ruthenia, the predecessor state of the Empire. As is tradition, the day is filled with special events celebrating this august date of our Empire.
In addition to the official message of the Emperor-King with some thoughts on the evolution of the Empire, a list of honors is expected for nationals and foreigners who marked the history of the Empire this past year.
It is also planned is the debut of the “Persenburg Citadel”, the new national forum. The former was deactivated by an ex-citizen in an atrocious act, but a cooperation with the United Provinces of Mauricia presented the Empire with an unprecedented technological advance, further narrowing the Empire’s partnership with micronations of the Lusophone sector of micronationalism.
At the Imperial Court, the day will be very active. In the morning, the Emperor will attend a mass at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, accompanied by Archduchess Denise, followed by a formal lunch in Hofbau and at last, the Emperor and Empress will attend a concert in the evening.