Official Statement from HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor about recent events in Jordan

Due to the recent events involving the Jordanian Royal Family and high Jordanian officials, in the name of the Royal House of Ghassan, I’d like to reinstate our full support and appreciation to His Majesty King Abdullah II, his leadership and vision. May God Bless and Protect Jordan, his king and people!

HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Alnuman VIII

Head of the Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan

HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor announced to receive prestigious AOF Icon award

HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor is a master of martial arts with over 4 decades of experience holding 3 black belts

The prince of Ghassan started in the martial arts (Judo) with only 4 years old, initially forced by his father. After that, fell in love with the Asian culture and all its aspects.
Studied also Kung Fu, several styles of Karate, European fencing, Japanese swordsmanship, Jiu-Jistu, Kali Silat, Kobudo and his passion, the Aikido.

In 1992 received his first black belt and founded the Shinken Institute, active until 2017 operating schools of Aikido and Japanese Culture in five cities in Brazil.
One of the masters who most influenced him was Steven Seagal being Seagal’s direct disciple, business associate and personal friend for 5 years (1997-2002). Gharios was the only teacher in South America to have such a relationship directly with Seagal.

Steven Seagal, well known star of Hollywood is also a master of various martial arts styles and 7th. degree black belt in Aikido, and was (before the fame) the first Westerner to own and operate a school on Japanese soil.

Was pioneer, being personally responsible for the promotion of Aikido (Aikikai) in Curitiba (Parana, Brazil) from 1991 until 2010. Is responsible for forming dozens of black-belt instructors that are active today all over Brazil.

Holds the 5th (fifth) Dan (degree black belt) in Aikido (certified by the Aikikai Foundation in Tokyo, Japan) and also holds black belts in Karate and Kobudo (Japanese weapons). More info here

The prince is also a classically trained actor and director with over 300 credits in theater, movies and television since 1994. Is proudly a SAG- Screen Actors Guild actor since 2010. More info here

Today, it was announced by Dr Robert Goldman that the prince will receive the ICON Awards at the AOF Action on Film Festival this July 30/31 in Las Vegas. Over 850 movies will be screened for awards with celebs and Hollywood elite from around the world. Other inductees are: action star Michael Jai White, Olivier Gruner, Sasha Mitchell, Gillian White. Over a dozen simultaneous International film festivals in one, so a mega event honoring 2 years of competitors for 2020/2021. Annual stellar life experience. More info here

HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor appointed as Secretary General of the International Monarchical Forum

Today it was officially announced that HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Nu’man VIII was appointed as the Secretary General of the FIMO (International Monarchical Forum) Since last year, the prince was already representing the forum as the head to the United States and Lebanon delegations. The Forum’s initiative was founded by the Monarchical Union of Spain presided by Don Joaquin Corominas.
The Forum aims to bring together all the world’s monarchists and all the monarchist movements, related Associations and non-governmental and governmental institutions of all countries. Promoting the Monarchy, its History and culture, through International Conferences, Forums and Summits. Currently, FIMO has delegations from over 30 countries. The events first edition to be held in São Paulo, Brazil in 2021.

Royal House of Ghassan recognized by subnational monarchy of Ghana

The Kingdom of Sefwi Obeng-Mim is a ruling subnational monarchy in the North western region of the Republic of Ghana. Yesterday, HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Nu’man VIII and His Majesty King Oheneba Nana Kwame Obeng II signed an agreement of mutual recognition and friendship between the Royal House of Ghassan and the Royal House of Sefwi Obeng-Mim.

The Royal House of Ghassan congratulates President Biden and Vice-president Harris

In my name and in the name of the Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan, I’d like to extend my warmest congratulations to Joseph R. Biden on being sworn-in as the 46th President of the United States and to Mm. Kamala Harris as the first woman Vice-President in the history of the United States. May God Bless them and give them wisdom to conduct this great nation and people.

HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan, “de jure” Al-Numan VIII

Head of the Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan

Official statement from HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor about the Washington DC riots

E pluribus unum” from the Latin “Out of many, one“. That’s the motto written on the United States seal and on the wall of the US Congress. That’s the synthesis of the American republic and of democracy.

Yesterday, the whole world watched perplexed the riots at the United States capital. Scenes seen in many “banana republics” all over the world but never in the mighty America.

But I believe it was a wake up call to everyone that a democracy is extremely fragile no matter where you are and everything can change in a heartbeat. It shall be protected and nurtured with meticulous attention and care.

Another lesson learned, I hope, is that a true leader should unify, not divide.

In my name and in the name of the Royal House of Ghassan, I sincerely wish that yesterday’s events, even shocking, will end up strengthening the American democracy since the United States of America is a great nation in which I’ve the privilege of residing. I renew my best wishes to president elect Joe Biden and Vice President elect Kamala Harris that they shall be able to conduct this great nation through this crisis assuring the greatness that this country and people deserve.

E pluribus unum”, from many, one. Unity respecting the differences, that’s the pathway to a successful democracy and that’s the fabric that this great nation is made of.

God Bless America and God Bless the American people!

HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII

Head of the Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan

A 2020’s Retrospective

Even 2020 being an extremely challenging year for all of us due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Royal House of Ghassan, in its 1,800th anniversary, had numerous achievements.

HRH Prince Gharios has bestowed upon Her Highness Princess Sheikha Hend Al Qassemi the Equestrian Order of Michael Archangel. The United Arab Emirates is one to the most prosperous monarchies of the Middle East. The Al Qassemi Family rules two principalities: Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah More details https://royalblog.org/2020/02/11/emirati-princess-receives-the-order-of-michael-archangel/

Above: HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor and HH Princes Sheikha Hend Al Qassemi holding the decorations of the Order

In the same month, HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor and Royal House of Ghassan were recognized and honored by the African Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara, one of the constituent kingdoms of Uganda, being fully protected and legally recognized by the Republic today. The Sovereign Prince of Ghassan was recognized and honored by His Majesty the King (Omukama) of Bunyoro-Kitara with the rank of Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honorable Order of the Omukama (King) Chwa II Kabalega. Also, the Royal House of Ghassan was fully recognized by the Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara along with all the titles and Orders. More details https://royalblog.org/2020/02/04/hrh-prince-gharios-el-chemor-and-royal-house-recognized-and-honored-by-african-kingdom/

HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor was the only Arab dignitary present at the special UN’s event remembering the over 6 million victims of the terrible Jewish Holocaust. The event was hosted by the permanent mission of the Holy See in the UN and organized by the Pave the Way Foundation presided by His Excellency Gary Krupp, GCSG, OStJ DCS. One of the main lecturers was the president of the Prinz Gharios Stiftung (Prince Gharios Foundation in Germany) Dr Michael Hesemann. Accompanying the prince was the Main Representative of the Royal House of Ghassan in the UN, Dr Robert Goldman. The Royal House of Ghassan is in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations. More details https://royalblog.org/2020/02/03/hrh-prince-gharios-el-chemor-participates-in-event-about-the-holocaust-at-the-un/

Above: HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor with Dr Michael Hesemann in front of the United Nations Headquarters in NY
Above: HRH Prince Gharios and Dr Robert Goldman inside the United Nations headquarters in NY

In the end of January, HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor has received a very prestigious martial arts award. The award was given during the largest martial arts event in the world, the Mega Martial Arts Hall of Honors 20th Anniversary at the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. More details https://royalblog.org/2020/02/01/prince-gharios-el-chemor-enters-the-prestigious-martial-arts-hall-of-honors/

Above:  HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor receiving the trophy for the International Martial Arts Hall of Honors

In March, HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor was especially invited to participate on the largest sports event in the world, the Arnold Sports Festival with over 22,000 athletes from 80 nations. The prince was a VIP guest of Dr Robert Goldman, Schwarzenegger’s business associate, a member of the US President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition. The prince has met Arnold Schwarzenegger. More details https://royalblog.org/2020/03/09/hrh-prince-gharios-el-chemor-meets-arnold-schwarzenegger/

Above:  HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor with Arnold Schwarzenegger

In April, as part of the One Voice for Christians’ initiative, the Royal House has released a series of videos raising awareness about the situation of Christians in the middle east in association with Tyche-Fortuna Entertainment and co-sponsored by the IIRF – International Institute for Religious Freedom and the GH – Gebende Hände (Giving Hands International Charity of Germany). Also, a small documentary about IDC – In Defense of Christians, one of the most important organizations in the world for the cause.

In May, HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor has released a motivational video regarding the pandemic

Also in May, the prince has released a YouTube channel (in Portuguese) about Monarchy and Geopolitics.

In June, one of the most extraordinary landmarks, the world’s largest non-governmental body of Muslim leaders recognized the sovereign rights of the Royal House of Ghassan and its head. More details https://royalblog.org/2020/06/18/the-worlds-largest-non-governmental-body-of-muslim-leaders-recognizes-the-sovereign-rights-of-the-royal-house-of-ghassan-and-its-head/

The same month, the Royal House of Ghassan releases commemorative postal stamp for the 18 centuries’ anniversary

Also in June, The Equestrian Order of Michael Archangel has released a promotional video

In August, the Royal House of Ghassan launched an online course about Monarchy and Geopolitics (in Portuguese)

In the same month, the prince made two official statements about the terrible explosion in Beirut, one in English and one in French

In September, HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor was cited by “The Jerusalem Post” newspaper. More details https://royalblog.org/2020/09/18/hrh-prince-gharios-el-chemor-cited-by-the-jerusalem-post-newspaper/

At the same month, the prince has given an interview to “The Gentleman’s review” More details https://royalblog.org/2020/09/14/the-gentlemans-review-interviews-hrh-prince-gharios-el-chemor/

The prince also has given several interviews and lectures. One of the most noteworthy being the one about “Monarchy and Religion” to Rotary Club in Brazil (in Portuguese)

In October, HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor was appointed as member of honor of the Noble College Croce Reale in Italy. The Noble College has as patrons and honorary presidents the following prestigious European princes: HIRH Archduke Maximillian Habsburg-Lothringen, HIRH Archduke Karl Philip Habsburg-Lothringen and México and HRH Princess Maria Isabella of Savoy Genova. More details https://royalblog.org/2020/10/14/hrh-prince-gharios-el-chemor-appointed-as-member-of-honor-of-the-noble-college-croce-reale-in-italy/

Still in October, The President of the Royal Ghassanid Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Protestant Grand Chaplain of the Equestrian Order of Michael Archangel Dr Thomas Schirrmacher was elected the new Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance. The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) is a global organization of evangelical churches, serving more than 600 million evangelicals, making Dr. Schirrmacher the second most powerful Christian leader in the world, being just second to the Pope. More details https://royalblog.org/2020/10/31/dr-thomas-schirrmacher-elected-the-new-secretary-general-of-world-evangelical-alliance/

Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher the new Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance, the second most powerful Christian leader in the world, being just second to the Pope

In November, The Sovereign Imperial Royal House of Ghassan, in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations ECOSOC and officially recognized by the Government of the Lebanese Republic by Presidential decree number 5,800/2019, has opened an office in Geneva, Switzerland, in order to participate in the UN’s Human Rights meetings and discussions taking place around the Palais des Nations. Due to COVID-19 regulations, no special event was held to celebrate this important landmark, however the representation of the Royal House has been actively participating in the UN meetings since September. More details https://royalblog.org/2020/11/16/the-royal-house-of-ghassan-opens-office-in-geneva-switzerland/

Also in November, was officially announced that HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Nu’man VIII was appointed to represent the FIMO (International Monarchical Forum) as the head to the United States and Lebanon delegations. The Forum aims to bring together all the world’s monarchists and all the monarchist movements, related Associations and non-governmental and governmental institutions of all countries. More details https://royalblog.org/2020/11/05/hrh-prince-gharios-el-chemor-to-represent-international-monarchical-forum-in-the-us-and-lebanon/

In December, HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor was appointed as an effective member of the Italian Heraldic Council. More details https://royalblog.org/2020/12/22/hrh-prince-gharios-el-chemor-appointed-as-an-effective-member-of-the-italian-heraldic-council/

Here our 2019’s achievements https://royalblog.org/2020/01/01/a-2019s-retrospective/

Here our 2018’s achievements https://royalblog.org/2018/12/18/a-2018s-retrospective/

Here our 2017’s achievements https://royalblog.org/2017/12/31/a-2017s-retrospective/

HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor appointed as an effective member of the Italian Heraldic Council

Today, HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII was notified of his appointment as an effective member of the Italian Heraldic Council.

The Italian Heraldic Council was founded on 18 November 1948. The functions of the College of Heralds of the Kingdom of Italy having been abolished following the fourteenth transitory and final disposition of the Constitution of the Republic of Italy (“The law declares the suppression of the College of Heralds”), the Italian Heraldic Council set itself the following principal aims: checking the historic legitimacy of concession titles; establishing the validity of geological trees; carrying out research of a historic and genealogical nature; collecting coats of arms, in order to safeguard the historic heritage of the Italian nobility.

In 1966, the head office was moved to Milan and, in 1993, Don Francesco Maria Mariano Duke of Otranto became the Grand Master, notifying the Ministry for Education and the Ministry for the Interior that the Institute “aims to operate as a cultural body in the training and promoting sphragistics, genealogy and diplomatic studies in the widest sense linked to heraldry, as subjects which require a fundamental revitalisation”.

In 1994, the Marquises Arardo Maria and Renato Maria Spreti – sons of the Marquis Vittorio Spreti, promoter and director of the Italian Historic and Noble Encyclopaedia – granted the Italian Heraldic Council the exclusive right to transpose the text of the Italian Historic and Noble Encyclopaedia into a data bank operating on any type of magnetic support.

On 19 April 1995, the Association, in agreement with the aforesaid sole heirs of the Marquis Vittorio Spreti, assumed the name Italian Heraldic Council – Marquis Vittorio Spreti Institute; on the same occasion, the Duke of Otranto became the President of the association and the head office was moved to its final home in Padua.

After the death, in 2000, of the Marquis Arardo Maria, the position of Vice-President of the Council was taken over by the Marquis Renato Maria Spreti, second son of Vittorio, whose experience, coordination and spiritual as well as material guidance, provides us with particular, invincible stimuli.

Ever since its foundation, the Institute has pursued the aim of scientifically encouraging studies in heraldry and genealogy, as well as providing advice for the granting or recognition of titles, coats of arms and predicates of nobility, even in the realm of jurisdiction and the law, in Italy and abroad; this is done in order to safeguard the history of the homeland and to seek and preserve heraldic, noble, genealogical, bourgeois and chivalrous values.

Among other things, the Council deals with:

* the illustration of noble and bourgeois coats of arms and the realisation of family coats of arms ex novo, with respective registration by notary, filing and possible publication in the Official Gazette (as well as recording in the Italian Grand Armorial Register);
* etymological studies, with particular reference to the etymological origin of surnames;
* carrying out formalities for the admission to orders of chivalry;
* the publication of editorial works of particular historic and heraldic interest, including the Iconographic Archive of Orders of Chivalry and the Italian Grand Armorial Register, etc.
* the issue of opinions pro veritate, of a technical heraldic nature, and, for services provided by the Higher Institute of Noble Law, of a chivalrous and noble nature;
* all types of investigations in the national, municipal and parish registers, and wherever may be considered necessary for the greater accuracy of research.

The Italian Heraldic Council can count on the interest and loyalty of over 16,000 clients or appreciators, and has delegations in many countries, including the United States of America, Spain, the Principality of Monaco, France, Austria, Japan, Slovakia, Poland, Russia, the Ukraine, Armenia, China, the United Arab Emirates, etc.

More about the Council HERE