HISTORY OF THE ROYAL HOUSE OF MADAGASCAR:
The history of the Royal House of Madagascar began since more than one thousand and five hundred years before the Christian era until the present times. The Royal House of Madagascar have Jewish origins. They have close links to the First Temple of Jerusalem.
The Eldest branch (Lahimatoa) of the Royal Family (Fianakaviana Andriamanjaka) is the depositary of royal traditions and customs. The Eldest branch is the legitimous royal family in this Great Island. They safeguard and they conserve secretly the sacrality (Hasina) of the Royal House in Madagascar.
In one hand, only the king who is a direct descendant of the Eldest son (Zoky) of the royal Family is legitimous. Later, the descendant of the youngest son (Zandry) of the royal family could reign if he was married with a princess from the Eldest branch. The last king who obeyed to this commandment was the King Andria-nampo-in-imerina (the king at the heart of Imerina) who reigned in 1778-1810. He had more than twelve wifes and more than one hundred concubines.
The last two kings and the last three queens had not respected the royal convention because they did not marry with a princess or a prince from the eldest branch of the royal family. Thus, they were not exactly legitimous, most of all the last four queens who were married with non-aristocratic prime ministers.It was the principal reason for their fall.
In other hands, there was a kingdom in Madagascar during many centuries. Later, Madagascar was an Empire in the 19th Century. There was more than twenty kingdoms in this Great Island, and there was a great king or an Emperor who lived in the Royal Palace of Antananarivo .
In the present times, we can find more than twenty kings (Ampanjaka) and queens in many kingdoms (Fanjakana) in Madagascar. The french colonization (1896-1960) could not abolish the royalty in Madagascar. Moreover, after the echecs of colonialism, neo-colonialism, socialism, and liberalism, during fifty years (1960-2010), we can see at the increasing of royal customs and traditions in the whole country.
In the present times, there is a gathering of all kings and queens in Madagascar under the conducting of the Eldest branch of the royal family. By the Will of the Lord IHWH, the Creator of the Universe, Madagascar will be a modern monarchy in few times...
Prince Rev. Dr. Ndriana RABARIOELINA of Madagascar,
Direct descendant of the Eldest branch of the Royal Family,
Royal House of Madagascar.