Originally Posted by kalfukura
There aren't many American monarchies, but one was founded in 1860 by the Mapuche people living in the southern portion of what is today Chile and Argentina.
Since its founding, the Kingdom of Araucania and Patagonia has represented the desire of the Mapuche people for their natural sovereignty and right of self-determination.
On March 24, 2018, the Regency Council of the Kingdom -- composed of Councilors from the Council of the Kingdom and the Council of State -- met in Paris, France, at the Cercle National des Armees, to elect a new Prince, as the previous Prince, Antoine IV, had died unexpectedly on December 16, 2017.
The Regency Council, in conformity with the constitution of the kingdom, elected Frederic Luz as the new Head of the Royal House. He will use the title Prince Frederic I of Araucania.
He was born in 1964, is married, and has two children. He is a heraldist by profession and prior to his election as Prince, served his predecessor as Judge of Arms for the Royal House.
Here is a picture of the new Prince on the evening of his inauguration. In this photo, from left to right, Mrs. Annie Luz, wife of the Prince; Prince Frederic I of Araucania, Miss Mia Morrison, and Daniel Morrison.
For more English-language information about the Kingdom, you can visit http://www.steelcrown.org.