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Text Box: On this day, February 1, 2010, His Royal Majesty King Wilhelm-Rudolf  bestows on Mr. Mel Brooks the title of  Knight of the Royal Order of Henry the Lion. For his lifetime achievements in the arts and his continued fight against bigotry, Sir Mel is most deserving of the highest order of knighthood in Ruritania.  We also wish to thank Sir Mel for his mention of Ruritania in his play Young Frankenstein.

The title, Knight of the Royal Order of Henry the Lion, was created in 1710 by King Henry II, the order is traditionally awarded to courtiers who have accomplished some significant service for the Crown. Their badge is a gold lion.
Text Box: March 28, 2010, Their Royal Highnesses King Wilhelm-Rudolf and Queen Anastasia, wish all Ruritanian Christians and Christians throughout the world a blessing on the upcoming holiday of Easter.
Text Box: On Wednesday April 14, 2010, Our most Regal King, Wilhelm-Rudolf had emergency surgery for his heart.  The King suffers from Arterial Fibulation.  An Arterial oblation was preformed and the operation was deemed successful.  His Majesty will have to stay in bed rest and limited duties while undergoing recovery for the next 8 weeks.  The King has appointed Queen Anastasia as temporary regent.  
The King wishes to thank all those people, rulers, and monarchs who wrote wishing Him a speedy recovery.
Text Box: On Thursday April 22, 2010, Our Most Royal Queen, Anastasia, celebrated her birthday with a formal dinner.  The King appeared at the dinner to help the Queen enjoy the day.  Also in attendance were the two Grand Duchesses, Prince Gregor, and the Prince and Princess.  Plus over 100 quests dinned with the royal family.  The Royal Butler, Adran, made sure that everything was wonderful.  A great time was had by all.
Text Box: On Monday, April 26, 2010, The Kingdom of Ruritania and  The Republic Of Patetopia signed a treaty establishing diplomatic relations between our two great nations.  His Royal Majesty Wilhelm-Rudolf wishes to thank President Alex Pate for his assistance in the negotiations.  His Majesty is looking forward to continued friendship with The Republic of Patetopia.
Text Box: On Thursday, April 29, 2010, The Kingdom of Ruritania and The Republic of Aquitaine have signed  a Treaty of Friendship and Recognition.  His Royal Majesty King Wilhelm-Rudolf wishes Thomas II, Grand Duke of Aquitaine all the best and looks forward to a long beneficial friendship.
Text Box: On Saturday, May 1, 2010, Queen Anastasia, in Her position as Regent, informed King Wilhelm-Rudolf that Ruritania established Treaties of Friendship and Recognition with the Republic of Alanland and the Consulate of Jovak Helm.
Text Box: On Monday, May 17, 2010, King Wilhelm-Rudolf passed away from unexpected and unforeseen causes.  Rumors have begun that his death may have been the work of the Swiss Consortium.  The Knights of the Blue Primrose have begun investigating this, at the Queen’s request.  Per Ruritanian law and custom, as well as the late King’s will and wishes, Queen Anastasia has assumed the throne.
Text Box: It is now late December 2010, and while Queen Anastasia regrets that She has not had Her Royal website handlers keeping this site as active as She would prefer, She would like all Her subjects to know that they are in Her thoughts during this holiday season.  For the friends and allies of Ruritania throughout the Micronational world, may the peace and harmony of our nations continue in the New Year.  Though this has been a difficult year in Our Kingdom, we have made many new treaties and honored those individuals who have provided invaluable service to the Crown.  We thank you all.  Season’s Greetings to all.  Long live the Queen!
Text Box: It is our honor to announce that the Prince Aggelos’ of Imvrassia has bestowed upon Her Majesty the title of Grand Duchess of Imvrassia.  
Text Box: The People’s Republic of Petoria has declared war upon the Kingdom of Ruritania on this day, January 24th, 2011.  Her Majesty, Queen Anastasia, requests that everyone remain calm and carry on with their normal duties.  The Order of the Blue Primrose and Royal Cuirassiers have been activated and will defend the borders of Ruritania against all invaders.  We do not consider this a credible threat, nor are we concerned for the general safety of our citizens.  Eternal vigilance!
Text Box: On January 26th, 2011, the Two Day War was officially ended.  An armistice was reached between Ruritania and the People’s Republic of Petoria, although no formal treaty was signed.  The Chancellor’s Office was informed that The People’s Republic of Petoria has since ceased to exist.  The Grand Duchess Julianna feels this is good riddance.
Text Box: Diplomatic treaties of Friendship and Recognition have been signed and their names will shortly be added to our list of friends of allies.  Her Majesty apologizes for the delay in updating our website.  
Text Box: On April 22nd, the Kingdom of Ruritania celebrated Queen Anastasia’s birthday with a Royal Celebration.  All members of the Royal House were present.  Members of the Italian Consulate participated in the festivities, and a enjoyable time was had by all.
Text Box: In honor of the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Her Royal Majesty, Queen Anastasia has had the Ruritanian Embassy gardeners plant special shrubberies.  The new plantings are of the Spirea or “Bridal Wreath” variety, and will henceforth be known as the “Wiltz and Kate” shrubs.
Text Box: Queen Anastasia and The Grand Duchess Julianna attended the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, in London, on April 29th, 2011.  They were seated on the right of the nave, twenty seven rows back.  Her Majesty wore an emerald green coat dress of dupiani silk designed by Yves Saint Laurent, with a matching hat trimmed in peacock feathers.  The Grand Duchess wore a saffron yellow sheath dress designed by Vera Wang, accented with the Ruritanian Ruby Fluer-de-Lis brooch on the left shoulder, and a white hat embellished with white roses and larkspur.
Text Box: It would appear that the Bloody Swiss may have struck again!  On Tuesday, May 17th, the anniversary of King Wilhelm-Rudolph's death, Her Majesty, Queen Anastasia, was miraculously spared from seriously injury while driving during an automobile accident.  She was returning home from placing a wreath at the burial site of Her late husband at the Cathedral of Saint Michael and All the Angels in Strelsau, when the brakes failed on Her personal Rolls Royce.  She was taken to Saint Swithin's Grace Hospital for treatment and was proclaimed fit to perform Her Royal Duties.  Initial reports have shown that Her brake lines were cut.  However, considering the timing of the incident and the persisting rumors concerning King Wilhelm-Rudolph's death, the Order of the Blue Primrose are investigating the possibility that this could be yet another attempt by the Swiss Consortium.  Long live the Queen!
Text Box: The weekend of July 1st, 2011, Her Majesty, Queen Anastasia, and Her Royal Highness, the Grand Duchess Lydia, journeyed to the Principality of Monaco for the wedding celebrations of Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock.  For the church ceremony, Her Majesty wore a dark teal Yves Saint Laurent A-line, tea length, silk dress, with a matching wide-brimmed hat.  The hat was trimmed with white roses and baby’s breath.  Her Royal Highness arrived in a burnt orange Isaac Mizrahi sleeveless, chiffon, v-neck, wrap around dress.  Her Royal Highness accented her ensemble with gold Bandolino shoes and handbag.  As a wedding gift, Her Majesty presented the royal couple with service for twenty four in Venetian, hand-blown, crystal goblets.