The list of our diplomatic posts overseas is growing with
the recent official opening of the Honorary Consulate in Munich (Germany), on
The opening of
this new Consulate is part of a plan introduced by our Minister for Foreign
Affairs, Mrs. Nina Menegatto, to create a modern consular network, actively
involved in promoting the image and the presence of the Principality around the
About seventy invited guests joined the official opening in the quarters
of the new Consulate in Munich and invited by the new Honorary Consul, Dr.
Bernd Lesoine (in the photo with Prince Marcello I).
Guests of honor were H.R.H. Prince Marcello I of Seborga and his
wife and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Menegatto.
Among the guests were prominent
people of business, economy, science, sports, entertainment and media: the former
CEO BMW Gunter Lorenz; the lead-guitarist of the Scorpion, Matthias Jabs; the
renown German sport commentator, Marcel Reif; the CEO of Worldguide, Dr Andreas
Lindner; the TV producer and author, Christian Seidel; the Consul of Seborga in
Luxembourg, Baron Arnotte and many other distinguished guests.
newspaper “Abendzeitung” published a whole page about the Principality on the
The renown international “Sueddeutsche Zeitung” also reported the
event with an article about Seborga. The local TV stations also broadcasted
features about the official opening.(SeborgaPress)
Following the results of the elections of last April, Marcello Menegatto will be officially appointed as Marcello I, Prince of Seborga this Saturday, 22 May 2010 during a public ceremony in Seborga that will start at 10:30. Marcello Menegatto, 32 years old businessman and former offshore pilot, will be crowned along with nine ministers who will work with him for the next seven years.
He will be the second Prince on the throne of the Principality, after the death of Giorgio I, last November. Numerous people and personalities, including members of the media, are expected to attend the event.
After the ceremony, refreshment will be offered to everyone present.
All citizens and supporters of the Principality are kindly invited to participate at the celebration. The Orchestra of the Principality of Seborga and the Orchestra of Radio Zeta will entertain the guests.
The Principality of Seborga has a new and young Prince. The Seborgans have elected their representative for the next seven years: the 31 years old building contractor, Marcello Menegatto (in the photo).
Menegatto collected 89 votes against his rival Pepi Morgia (67 votes).
These are the official results of the elections held last weekend in Seborga:
Number of eligible voters: 220
Total number of voters: 156
Total votes for Marcello Menegatto: 89
Total votes for Gian Luigi (Pepi) Morgia: 67
Total votes by correspodence: 13
Total of invalid votes: 3
Seborgans are celebrating the newly elected Prince and looking forward to work with him for the future of the Principality.
Soon after the results of the elections, the new Prince thanked all the Seborgans and said: "I will create new infrastructures and new jobs for our citizens. I will reorganize the governement, our general laws and our old documents. Regarding our independence, I will continue the fight (started by Giorgio I). My dream is to se Seborga becoming a real Principality".
Greetings and Felicitations to All and Whom the Presents Come;
Your Royal Highnesses Prince Marcello Menegatto of Seborga;
May we extend congratulations to His Highness on his election.
This is a momentous occasion for the Principality of Seborga.
The peaceful transfer of authority today within the Sovereign Principality of Seborga reaffirms for us the continuity of Seborga's heroic tradition and reaffirms Our faith that a small Nation/State can exist in today's world.
We are confident that His Highness, like His Tremendousness Giorgio Carbone, will rise to meet any challenges with wisdom. We wish His Highness good health and strength to carry out his duties with courage and conviction.
We join hands with Seborga in friendship as we move forward in our search peace, prosperity and equity for all.
Greetings to all Seborga citizens. I’m personally and from all citizens of Grand Duchy of Pinsk send ours greeting and best wishes to Your Royal Highnesses Prince Marcello Menegatto of Seborga. We are congratulations His Highness on his peaceful election as Prince of Seborga. This is a great moment to the Principality of Seborga. This is the best sign and we believe for the bright and sunny future of the all citizens and in the success an old traditions of Principality of Seborga. It’s really great moment for the small nation like Principality of Seborga. We wish for all Seborgans prosperity and peace. We wish to His Highness Prince Marcello Menegatto of Seborga long and best live, strong health and positive mood in his commitment to carry out his duties. With all the best from the bottom of my heart and Sincerely,
HRH Grand Duke of Pinsk, Eugene I, (Eugene De Rass)
The Councils of the Prior and of the Crown have set for Saturday 24 and Sunday, April 25 the dates for the elections of the new Prince of Seborga, the successor of George I.
Only Seborgans with a valid identity card or passport can vote at the elections. The polling station will be open Saturday, April 24, from 15:00 to 19:00 and Sunday, April 25, from 09:00 to 13:00.
The elections will be held by open ballot, as prescribed by the General Statutes. Seborgans living abroad can also vote by sending a telegram to the Minister of the Crown, Franco Di Bisceglie. Sunday afternoon, shortly after the close of the polling station, we will know the name of the new Prince, elected by the will of the people of Seborga.
On Friday 23, at 18:00, in the main square (Piazza della Libertà) the two official candidates: Marcello Menegatto (left in the photo) and Gian Luigi Morgia (right in the photo) will present themself to the Seborgans for a final call, before the elections.
The Council of the Priors and the Council of the Crown have finally selected two candidates for the elections of the new Prince of Seborga.
According to the Seborgan Codes of Law (“Statuti Generali”), the Councils voted for two of the five runners for the elections: Marcello Menegatto and Gian Luigi Morgia. Both are well known Seborgans residents and respected by the citizens.
The two official candidates will have now until the 18th April to accept the nominee and each submit the names of four reliable ministers that they wish to appoint.
It is also expected that on the same day the Councils will announce the date for the coming elections.
Here are some messages of condolences that we have received from our readers (If you wish, you can send us your message at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Sunday New York Times
carried the sad news of the death of one of the great statesmen of this brief century,
Prince Giorgio of Seborga.
During his lengthy, elected tenure, Prince Giorgio set an example
of leadership that others should emulate.
He accepted no salary, he never invaded another country, never taxed his subjects,
and, according to the Times ”He took to the throne with panache, wearing sash,
sword and large rosette medallions as he held court at the Bianca Azurra bar.”
What other prince, prime minister, president, pope or potentate,
living or dead, has ever been described with such dignity.
Here in Spokane, Washington (sometimes referred to as Spokanistan
because of the rutted and pot-holed roads, falling into disrepair
thanks to our nation’s empire building in various Middle Eastern countries)
patrons of the Blue Spark bar will gather tonight
to drink Mimosas in fond memory of His Tremendousness.
The prince may be gone, but long live the principality.
Long Live Seborga!
Thomas P. Keefe, Esquire
To Authority of Principality Seborga.
With deep grief we have apprehended a sad message about death of
His Tremendousness Giorgio I, the Prince of the Principality of Seborga.
Death His Highness Prince Giorgio I is huge loss for Principality of Seborga,
citizens of the Principality Seborga, the European Monarchy,
but also to all people who known and respected His Tremendousness Giorgio I. It pains us to have to say it. Has left the world the person
who has made many kind of chivalrous and illustrious deeds for the World of Nobles,
New Small State, New and Old Monarchy, The cause of Peace - it is his life-work. He was the careful person, the close friend and true comrade,
the fine manager and the wise monarch.
The heart hotly loving the God, the citizens and people close to Him, has stopped.
Have stopped his heart, but undying bright light of its heart,
will always shine to us road to the future. This light will remind us of His kind affairs for the blessing of people living on this planet. Nowadays its Soul stays before the God.
We shall pray, that Lord has accepted His Tremendousness Giorgio I under the wing
and has protected from all hardship. L
et memory of this remarkable person for ever remains in our hearts. Amen.
HRH Grand Duke of Pinsk, Eugene I, (Eugene De Rass)
Your excellencies, I am saddened to hear of the passing of Prince Giorgio
and pass my condolences onto his family and his nation.
There is nothing I can say that will soften the pain of his absence,
but know that he will live forever in the pages of history.
He was an inspiration to me and to many others like me.
May he rest in peace.
I have decreed that Nov. 25th become a national holiday within Vikesland in his honor.
It will be known as Prince Giorgio day from henceforth. My deepest sympathies of mine and my nations goes out to you.
Giorgio we shall miss you.
Prince Christopher I
Principality of Vikesland
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time topluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a timeto build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
The Kingdom of Jirmania is in mourning for His Majesty Prince Giorgio I of Seborga.
We would like to express our deepest sympathies for your loss. On behalf of the Kingdom,
King Peter I. of Jirmania
Wir trauern um Prince Giorgio I von Seborga.
"Wir sind vom gleichen Stoff, aus dem die Träume sind und unser kurzes Leben ist eingebettet in einen langen Schlaf." William Shakespeare
Möge seine Vision weiter leben. Matthias Schetat / Deutschland
Greetings and Peace Be Unto You from the Great Republic of Zandrovia, On behalf of myself and the people of Zandrovia
I would like to offer our heartfelt condolances
for the passing of your Prince to both his family and the people of Seborga.
Lady Alekzandria, Sovereign of The Socialist Republic of Zandrovia
My family and I want to express our deep sorrow
I hear the News of the passing of Prince Giorgio I
he is been Image and Legend to the people of Principality of Seboga,
his charm and beauty of his City and his belowed people will be always in our memory, Legend live Forever, Your Sincerely H.E. Dragan Serdar Ambassador for Barony of Caux Wellington, New Zealand
Ma famille se joint à moi pour vous exprimer
toute notre peine à la nouvelle
de la disparition du Prince Gorgio 1er Carbone le 25 Novembre dernier...
Cette homme a consacré sa vie et ses finances
à faire progresser l'image de Seborga dans le monde
et a fait preuve de courage et d'une grande dignité
dans la maladie débilitante qui le terrassait depuis plus de deux ans... Nous ne lui devons le respect et l'admiration.
Longue Vie à la Principauté et à ses habitants
afin qu'ils conservent le charme de leur cité
et qu'elle ne tombe pas dans les mains de gens mal intentionnés....
My family and I want to express our deep sorrow
at the news of the passing of Prince Giorgio 1er Carbon on November 25, 2009.
We liked him and this man gave his life and soul even his money
to give a beautiful Image to Seborga to the whole world
and showed great courage and dignity
in his fight against a deadly disease during more than 2 years.
We should respect his memory and we should admire him
for his vision and generosity.
Long Life to the Principality and her dear citizens,
and we hope they preserved the charm and beauty of their city
and they avoid it fells in dirty hands or people with a wrong and devious agenda, Yours sincerely, Comte Alexandre de Bothuri Bàthory Citizen of Seborga from the bottom of my heart Templar Stowe, Vermont, 05672 USA