The Neugraviate of Saint-Castin located in Quebec, enthroned its new head of state, Neugravine Marie-Philippe on October 26, 2021.
The ceremony had to be postponed several times due to the health situation in the country. She was eventually rescheduled on her birthday. It was then dressed in royal blue that the new Castinian Sovereign made her first speech to her subjects.
« Louis-Philippe was for the Castinian people a symbol of strength, resilience and peace. He was able to establish himself as a model of simplicity, dedication and piety.».
In her investiture speech, Marie-Philippe first paid tribute to her predecessor and father, Neugrave Louis-Philippe, who died just a year ago at the age of 97. “Louis-Philippe was for the Castinian people a symbol of strength, resilience and peace. He was able to establish himself as a model of simplicity, devotion and piety ".
Right in front of its brand new crown, the new Neugravine also wanted to salute its attachment to the organization of the Microfrancophonie in which her micronation has been very involved since its creation.
Founded on June 23, 2014, Saint-Castin is a constitutional monarchy which is intended to be the interpretation of a mixed culture born in French-speaking America to which are added indigenous influences. Its existence therefore aims to promote the interbreeding of cultures on its various territories in the Laurentians region.
The micronation has a developed media network with a Youtube channel called CRBS and an online news journal, L'Union de Saint-Castin, particularly access to its national information and that of the Microfrancophonie.
To celebrate this enthronement and move into the new era, the country's institutions have of course changed the effigy of the former Sovereign for the new one. Starting with the Castinian National Post in August, shortly after the death of the late Louis-Philippe, they issued a stamp on which the Neugravine appears. The National Bank proceeded to issue a new 20 piastre banknote (i.e. 1 euro). This one also bears the effigy of Marie-Philippe wearing the Castinian crown. The chosen design will go to print next February. On one side, the Neugravine and on the back two snowy owls, national animal symbol, The banknotes should see the light of day in February 2022.