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Italy: Estate agent sworn in as Princess Nina of Seborga, micronation seeking independence03:53

Italy: Estate agent sworn in as Princess Nina of Seborga, micronation seeking independence

Italy, Seborga
August 21, 2020 at 12:32 GMT -00:00 · Published

Nina Menegatto, elected Princess of Seborga last November, was finally sworn in on Thursday after the ceremony had been postponed due to COVID restrictions. Menegatto also manages a property company in Monaco, and has become the first female head of the mini-state.

Princess Nina was elected and will serve as princess for the next seven years. The Principality of Seborga is a micronation that claims the territory of the Italian municipality of Seborga, in the region of Liguria close to San Remo.

The ceremony was attended by dozens who waited to hear the first words from their new Princess. "To all of you, to your families and to your loved ones, I sincerely wish you to be able to live the coming months in serenity, whatever they reserve for us. Long live the Principality, thank you," announced Princess Nina.

Seborga often tried to assert its independence based on past actions between different owners of the town from 954 to 1729. Residents ask for the reactivation of independence from the Italian Republic, by virtue of its former status as a principality which the locality enjoyed in the past. They consider the annexations to the Kingdom of Sardinia and then eventually to Italy to have been illegal.

Italy: Estate agent sworn in as Princess Nina of Seborga, micronation seeking independence03:53
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Nina Menegatto, elected Princess of Seborga last November, was finally sworn in on Thursday after the ceremony had been postponed due to COVID restrictions. Menegatto also manages a property company in Monaco, and has become the first female head of the mini-state.

Princess Nina was elected and will serve as princess for the next seven years. The Principality of Seborga is a micronation that claims the territory of the Italian municipality of Seborga, in the region of Liguria close to San Remo.

The ceremony was attended by dozens who waited to hear the first words from their new Princess. "To all of you, to your families and to your loved ones, I sincerely wish you to be able to live the coming months in serenity, whatever they reserve for us. Long live the Principality, thank you," announced Princess Nina.

Seborga often tried to assert its independence based on past actions between different owners of the town from 954 to 1729. Residents ask for the reactivation of independence from the Italian Republic, by virtue of its former status as a principality which the locality enjoyed in the past. They consider the annexations to the Kingdom of Sardinia and then eventually to Italy to have been illegal.

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