Queen Anastasia of Ruritania

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Queen Anastasia in her office at the Ruritanian Embassy (photo by Matt Roth)

Her Majesty, Queen Anastasia Sophia Maria Helena von Rubenroth Elphberg of Ruritania is the monarch of the Kingdom of Ruritania, a micronation based in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

Biography

Queen Anastasia is the wife of the former King of Ruritania, Wilhelm-Rudolph and assumed the throne following his death in 2010.

The King and Queen met at a reception to benefit Ruritanian houses of worship where they quickly bonded over their mutual desire to protect the houses of worship of all religions. A romance developed between the two after several subsequent meetings and they eventually married and remained together for over 40 years.

As Queen of Ruritania

After ascending the throne in 2010, Queen Anastasia drastically altered the course of Ruritania's history by pursuing an aggressive outreach to other unrecognized nations. In a few short years, Ruritania gathered a large collection of allies and undertook a state visit to the Republic of Molossia in 2013. These acts of diplomacy culminated in 2017 when Ruritania co-hosted the second biennial MicroCon in Atlanta, Georgia. As host of MicroCon 2017, the Queen and her daughters organized three days of activities and events for delegates visiting from all over the world.

Honors and awards

Queen Anastasia of Ruritania receiving the regalia of a Dame Commander in the Order of the Desert Heart

Some of the honors and awards Queen Anastasia has received include: