David Bagration

David Bagration

Prince of Mukhrani, Supreme Head and Grand Master of the Order of the Eagle of Georgia
Date of Birth: 24.06.1976
Country: Georgia

Content:
  1. Biography of David Bagrationi
  2. Educational Background
  3. Interest in the Restoration of Monarchy
  4. Achievements and Recognitions
  5. Marriage and Family

Biography of David Bagrationi

David Bagrationi is a member of the Bagrationi royal family of Georgia. He is the eldest son of Prince George Iraklievich Bagration-Mukhransky and Doña Maria de las Mercedes de Zornoza y Ponce de León. David has two siblings, an older sister Princess Maria Georgievna and a younger brother Prince Guram Georgievich.

Educational Background

David Bagrationi received his education in Spain. However, in 2003, he decided to return to Georgia and began studying and working there. He became a subdeacon under the Holy and Blessed Catholicos-Patriarch of Georgia, Ilia II. In 2004, both David and his father were granted Georgian citizenship.

Interest in the Restoration of Monarchy

In 2007, Georgian Patriarch Ilia II expressed the need to restore the monarchy in Georgia after a Sunday liturgy, which sparked significant interest in the Bagrationi dynasty within Georgian society. Following the death of his father in 2008, David's older brother, Prince Irakli Georgievich, who resided in Spain, relinquished his claim to the headship of the Mukhranian Princely House in favor of David.

Achievements and Recognitions

On April 4, 2008, David Bagrationi was awarded the Order of Danilo I of Montenegro, 1st class, by Prince Nikola II Petrovic-Njegos of Montenegro in Madrid. He has also received numerous other dynastic honors, including those from Egypt, Vietnam, Portugal, Ethiopia, and more.

Marriage and Family

On February 8, 2009, David Bagrationi married Princess Anna Nugzarovna Bagration-Gruzinskaya, the eldest daughter of Prince Nugzar Petrovich Bagration-Gruzinsky, the head of the Kakhetskaya line of the Bagrationi dynasty. The wedding ceremony took place at the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Tbilisi, Georgia, and was attended by over 3,000 guests from around the world. The marriage was blessed by Patriarch Ilia II and officiated by Metropolitan Gerasim of Zugdidi and Tsaisi, Metropolitan Theodor of Akhaltsikhe and Tao-Klarjeti, and Archimandrite Ilia Nasidze, the abbot of the Holy Trinity Cathedral.

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