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 House (Fianakaviana Andriamanjaka) is the depositary of royal traditions and customs. The Eldest branch is the legitimous Royal House 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 (Zokiny or Zaken) 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 was not really legitimeous, but, 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.
Moreover, the Lord Elohim, the Lord of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, has said: "The Kings will reign in righteousness and the princes will govern in justice. " (Isaiah 32:1). Thus, only the princes can reign, but not the princesses. In addition, 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 House. Thus, they were not exactly legitimous, most of all the last four queens who were married with non-aristocratic prime ministers.It was among the reasons of 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 traditional 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 traditional kings (Ampanjaka) in many traditional 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 traditional kings in Madagascar under the conducting of the Eldest branch of the Royal House in Madagascar. By the Will of the Lord IHWH, the Creator of the Universe, Madagascar will be a Modern Monarchy called FANJAKAN' I MADAGASIKARA (Kingdom of Madagascar) in few times...
Prince Rev. Dr. Ndriana RABARIOELINA,
Direct descendant of the Eldest branch of the Royal House of Madagascar,
Head of the Royal House of Madagascar.