As the appreciation of our Royals have increased since the Crown Prince Imperial's Ball in 2009, we thought it appropriate to post more on historic events between the 1996 revolution and 2009. Those years were very austere and Royal events were very toned down in the few countries that retained their monarchies. The Principality of Swann was the poster boy monarchy of the time with a very popular or very young up-and-coming monarch. The Duke of Swann acceded to the throne after his father's death due to the revolution but was a mere child of 13 years of age. He was thus only crowned in 2004 at age 21. The event, though popular within Swann, was not afforded much international fanfare although noted. The event was also very small and could almost be seen a private.
Here follows the photographic record of the 2004 event which was attended by representatives of the only four reigning monarchies left in the world at the time.
The throne room of Duke's Court palace awaits the arrival of the guests. The Silver Cardinal, Prelate of Scotney, and by extention Swann, has just blessed the throne room and waits along with Sir Charles Jenning, High Stewart of Swann.
A close view of the waiting Throne and the Crown sets the tone for the day.
The Duke of Swann's maternal aunt and representing the reigning monarchy of Hanoveria, Princess Beatrice, Dowager Grand Duchess of Hanoveria arrived next.
The State Carriage of Swann is only used to transport the Duke of Swann at the occasion of Crowning.
A wave at the cameras.