Death of Prince David Poling de Polanie-Patrikios

The death has been announced of H.S.H. Prince David Edward Elson Poling de Polanie-Patrikios at the age of fifty years. Prince David was the eldest of the sons of the late Prince Kermit Poling de Polanie-Patrikios and was the adoptive brother of the present Prince of Miensk. He was found dead in his apartment on February 7th.

Prince David held the titles of Prince of Gniezno and Grand Duke of Mir, Duke of Hierapolis, and Count of Gulbene, and had received numerous chivalric decorations. He was married to H.S.H. Christine, Princess of Gniezno etc. and Baroness de Blanchernae, and by her had a daughter, H.S.H. Princess Britny Star Poling de Polanie-Patrikios, Duchess of Marmora.

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Alliance and Mutual Recognition

The Prince of Miensk has entered into an alliance and mutual recognition with H.I.H. Prince Vladimir Gorshkov-Cantacuzene, head of the Byzantine Imperial House of Cantacuzene and a cousin of the Prince of Miensk. The website of the Imperial House is at

The alliance has been marked by an exchange of honours, with Prince Vladimir receiving the title of hereditary Knight Nobilis Excubitor in the Byzantine Order of Leo V the Armenian. The Prince of Miensk, meanwhile, has received from Prince Vladimir the title of Knight in the Imperial Order of St Constantine.