HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan and Royal Family officially received by Albanian President  - HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII and members of the Royal Family were received by Albanian president Bujar Nishani at the presidential palace in Tirana, Albania. The president also received the Order of Saint Michael Archangel and the Royal Ghassanid Academy of Arts and Sciences... LEARN MORE

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HRH Prince Gharios El-Chemor had an official audience with His All Holiness Bartholomew I the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople in Istanbul, Turkey. During the visit, Prince Gharios and the delegation composed by the scholar and protestant bishop Prof. Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher, PhD, Mr. Martin Warnecke both from Germany and Pastor Dr. Behnan Konutgan from Turkey were invited for a special luncheon with the Patriarch and the Synod of Bishops. Prince Gharios was honored by the personal Patriarchal Blessing. Historically, only the Patriarchs of Rome (Pope) and Constantinople may grant and recognize imperial titles (see Royal and Republican Sovereignty in Early Modern Europe pg.360) ... LEARN MORE


THE WORLD'S LEADING SCHOLAR IN MIDDLE EASTERN ROYAL SUCCESSION PRESENTS SWORN STATEMENT REGARDING THE GHASSANID ROYAL RIGHTS  - Dr Joseph Albert Kéchichian, one of the indisputable world top scholars in Middle Eastern Royal Succession, signed a sworn affidavit recognizing the rights of the Ghassanid Royal Family and of HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Nu’man VIII ...

HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII addresses the German Parliament membersand Dignitaries of 49 countries in Berlin, Germany - June 2016

Prince Gharios was invited to attend the 21st International Gathering in Berlin under the patronage of the German Bundestag (Parliament). He was also invited to lecture at the Headquarters of the CDU/CSU (German ruling party).

Royal House of Ghassan presents irrefutable evidence of the family's titles - The Royal House has acquired several family’s documents which prove, beyond any reasonable doubt, that the Royal Family not only ruled but also kept using the titles even after the deposition until the present days. ... LEARN MORE




INTERVIEW ZENIT (Rome) - Prince ‘Dirties Hands’ to Help Middle East Christians Have One Concrete Voice. Prince Gharios of Ghassan Explains Why Situation Facing Region’s Christians Compares to ‘Patient With Cardiac Arrest’... READ MORE



The oldest Arab Royal House in the world, the oldest Christian Royal House in the world still active, the Arab Dynasty that ruled more territory and for the longest period of time is completing 18 Centuries Anniversary! In 220 CE, King Jafna Ibn Amr has founded in present-day Syria the Kingdom of Ghassan (first Ghassanid State) being preceded by several different realms staying in power until the 18th century in present-day Lebanon. In 2020, HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor has decreed a full year of celebrations with several events and initiatives. One of them being the launch of the Commemorative postal stamp with HRH Prince Sheikh Antonios El Chemor (1910-1971)



The Royal House of Ghassan enjoys full unparallel international recognition according to all existent "schools of thought' and legal theories of international law

Very few deposed Royal Houses are currently recognized by the republics that held their territories in the past. This lack of recognition is obvious since it’d be counterproductive and even stupid for a regime that took over those kingdoms to recognize their legitimacy and even their existence. In Europe, some examples are Portugal and Albania. In Africa, the traditional kingdoms have constitutional recognition from the republics. Obviously, those rare recognitions are given merely on a cultural and historical level since there’s absolutely no legal way a Royal House can exist if not as a non-profit international association, one of the most notorious being the RFA – The Romanov Family Association, for the members of the Imperial House of Russia.
The Ghassanid Kings, emperors, and princes ruled several Middle Eastern regions, from 220 CE until the mid 18th century (Christian branch) and 1921 CE (Muslim branch) Since the very first Ghassanid State, the Royal Ghassanids always enjoyed full recognition from both friends and foes. The Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan is the oldest active Christian Royal House in the world, the sovereigns ruled over the largest territory for the longest period; more than any other Arab Dynasty.
During its most recent rule (present-day Lebanon) the Royal Ghassanid titles kept enjoying official recognition previously by the Ottoman empire until its demise and later by the Lebanese Republic until today. READ MORE

The Equestrian Order of Michael  Archangel has Investiture and a new Grand Priory in Brazil -  At the Campos Catholic Cathedral in Rio de Janeiro State on August 4th 2016. Presiding the Grand Master HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII and the Grand Chaplain of Brazil HER Dom Roberto Francisco Ferreria Paz, the Catholic Bishop of Campos, Brazil...  LEARN MORE


HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII and Cristin Michele Beavers were married on April 8, 2023, in a ceremony combining the American heritage of the bride and the royal tradition of the groom. The event united the exiled prince with his princess and marked an incredible milestone for the Royal Family of Ghassan, the oldest Christian dynasty still active.  

In 2021, The prince met the Virginia-born real estate agent and interior designer Cristin Beavers, and a USC graduate. An “all-American woman” from a family proud to serve the country in the US Navy for several generations. 

The couple celebrated their union with a magical intimate wedding ceremony surrounded by family and friends. The happiest day of their lives was filled with love, laughter, and royal protocol followed by Country line dancing. The perfect balance between formal and casual.
The newlyweds were overjoyed that they could start their journey of marriage on solid ground, creating a life full of joy and peace that will be shared with their families and friends around the world. They know this is only the beginning of many more exciting adventures ahead.

Their Imperial and Royal Highnesses Prince Gharios El Chemor and the now Princess Consort Cristin have found true happiness together as one united family. Their wedding was a celebration of their love and of the hope for a beautiful future full of possibilities. 

HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII, members of the Royal Family and members of the board of the Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan were officially received by the President of the Republic of Albania at the presidential palace and were invited to an exclusive luncheon by the president in honor of the Royal House of Ghassan. During the same trip, the Royal delegation paid respects to the Royal House of the Albanians headed by HRH Prince Leka II of the Albanians, sole heir to the Albanian throne... READ MORE


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The Ghassanid Royal Family and the board of the Royal House of Ghassan were honored to be received in a private audience by The Lebanese President General Michel Aoun. Prince Gharios El Chemor discussed with President Aoun a cooperation to promote several programs in Lebanon including education and to make Lebanon the leader of religious dialogue in the region. Special thanks to Prince Gharios’ cousin Dr. Naji Gharios, Member of the Lebanese Parliament and international councilor of the Royal House of Ghassan... READ MORE

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