Elena II Troadina
|Empress of Mesogeia |
|Reign||15 May 1970 – present|
|Coronation||11 November 1971|
|Predecessor||Constantine XXII Troadinos|
|Heir apparent||Constantine, Despot of Morea|
|Born||7 July 1938|
Imperial Palace, Alexandropolis, Mesogeia
|Father||Constantine XXII Troadinos|
Elena II Troadina (Elena Rhomania Troadina Theodora Maria Isabella Augusta; born 7 July 1938 is Empress regnant of Mesogeia. Elena was born in Alexandropolis as the eldest daughter and eldest surviving child of their Celestial Majesties Constantine XXII and Empress PLACEHOLDER. Her father ascended to the throne a few moths before her birth making her a Porphyrogenita (A princess born in the purple), the customary title awarded to female children of the Emperor. She was acknowledged as her father's heiress presumptive from birth, but because she was not born a male she never bore the title of Despot of Morea, the traditional title reserved for the heir apparent of the Mesogeian throne.
In 1959, she married Prince Manuel of Phocaea, a member of one of the most influential royal houses in Mesogeia. By the time of her marriage, Elena had reached her twenty-first birthday and her father and mother had given up on the idea of having any male children; both of them were in their sixties. After her marriage Elena was regarded as her father's natural successor and heiress to the Mesogeian crown. For eleven years she was regarded as heir apparent in all but name. During that time she became immersed in the government of Mesogeia.
In May 1970, Elena's father Constantine XXII died following a lengthy illness, after which time she ascended to the Celestial throne. There were speculation that Elena would take the regnal name of Theodora IV or Zoe II, she instead chose to be known as Elena II, after a empress that reigned in the mid eleventh centuries. Her reign of over forty years has seen major political and economical changes, and she along with her father is credited with restoring the people's faith in the monarch after the disastrous reign of her uncle, which nearly brought about the collapse of the Mesogeian monarchy as a stable institution.
Elena was born at 3:20 pm on 7 July 1938, a few months after a father's accession to the Mesogeian crown. Her father Constantine XXII had been declared Emperor following the voluntary abdication of her uncle, following a major sexual scandal that almost brought about the end of the monarchy. Elena was born at the Imperial Palace of Alexandropolis. Her mother, the Empress had been pregnant a few times before Elena's birth, but they had all resulted in miscarriages. Elena was however the eldest surviving child of Constantine XXII and his wife Empress PLACEHOLDER. Her birth was followed by the birth of three other daughters, the Grand Princesses Berenice, Roxanna, and Irene respectively. Being a child of the reigning monarch of Mesogeia, Elena was afforded the rank of a Porphyrogenita and the title of Grand Princess, however despite being the oldest daughter of the Emperor she did not bear the traditional title of Despot of Morea because the position has alway been reserved for the heir apparent (i.e a male heir who can not be displace in the line of succession).
Despite being the eldest daughter of the Emperor she did not hold the title of Augusta Basilopoula, a title reserved for the eldest daughter of the Emperor on account of her father's sister holding the title at the time. Upon birth she was awarded the tile Princess of Thera, a title originally granted to the monarch's eldest daughter but later granted to the eldest child of the heir.
Following Mesogeian tradition she was given her tri nomina Elena Rhomania Troadina, just eight days after her birth on 15 July 1938. She was baptized on 1 September 1938, nearly three months after that being given the full name of Elena Rhomania Troadina Theodora Maria Isabella.
Accession and coronation
Public perception and character
Titles, styles, honors and arms
The Empress of Mesogeia
|Reference style||Her Imperial Celestial Majesty|
|Spoken style||Your Celestial Majesty|
- 7 July 1938 – 15 May 1970: Her Imperial Highness, The Grand Princess
- 17 September 1938 – 15 May 1970: Her Imperial Highness, Princess of Thera (Heir Presumptive/eldest daughter of the Emperor)
- 11 February 1959 – 28 November 2010: Her Imperial and Royal Highness, Princess of Phocaea (by marriage/ceased to use this title after her accession to the throne)
- 15 May 1970 – present: Her Celestial Imperial Majesty The Empress
Elena II's full title and style since her accession to the imperial throne of Mesogeia is: Her Imperial Celestial Majesty Elena the Second, By the Grace of God, Faithful in Christ, Empress and Autocrat of Mesogeia, Unconquered, Augusta, Basilissa of the Troianians and the Danaeans, Shahanshah of the Farsians, the Most Faithful Christian Majesty, the Most Pious and Blessed, Padishah of the three cities, Queen of Anatolia and Romaica, Queen of Kings ruling over Kings, Queen of Dacia, Frankonia, Bithynia, Duchess of Thrace, and Troad, Great Lady of the Twelve kingdoms, Lady of the Acropolis, First Citizen of Troiana, Materfamilias of the Empire, God’s Vicegerent on Earth, Equal to the Apostles, Champion of Christ, God's right arm, Grand Mistress of the Most August Order of the Cross of Holy Blood, and so forth.