Four days ago, H.I.H Prince Thierry of Haiti celebrated the 209 years of the Jean-Baptiste Royal House:
“To have hope, to believe in love and duty … to carve the destiny of a nation, to create life here and elsewhere. New monarchical alliances are in sight, a return to African lands, a return to the sources of our deep origins ….
Following the royal edict of April 8th, 1811, the county of Leogane was given to my ancestor Lord Bastien Jean-Baptiste by His Majesty King Henry Christophe of Hayti.
Thus, generation after generation, the title was passed down to my ancestors for over 200 years, until my late grandfather His Excellency Lord Elijah ( Élie ) Boe Jean-Baptiste, Count of Léogâne by hereditary right.
My other Soulouque lineage through my late grandmother His Serene Highness Countess Francelia Soulouque Nord Vil Lubin heiress of the title of Princess Olive Soulouque Vil Lubin daughter of Emperor and Countess of Petion-Ville.
I am currently the only heir to the title of Serene Highness, His Excellency Earl of Leogane and Earl of Petion-Ville, entitled for royal recognition.
In my Jean-Baptiste side of the family, the lineage of my grandfather, our motto is simple, we have a sacred duty to our people and this will last forever. We will always be on our land.
To help and appreciated, to hug and listen, to teach and try, to imagine and inspire, to hope and encourage, to celebrate and trust, to smile and marvel, to laugh and dream, to discover and give, to care and flourish, to live and overcome, to believe and console, to learn and admire, etc … Above all our ROYAL House is at the service of the Haitian people.”
♔ AMOUR , PATRIE et GLOIRE ♔
H.I.H prince Thierry of Haiti