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Press releases of the Kingdom of Araucania and Patagonia



Mass at the Memory of Prince Philippe of Araucania and Patagonia




August 23, 2014, Celebration of Sainte Rose de Lima




Messages of Prince Antoine IV to the Mapuche Nation



Prince Antoine IV swearing his oat on the Crown of the Kingdom

After the funeral ceremony, the Regency Council met on January 9, 2014, under the direction of Prince Regent Philippe de Lavalette. After reading the political testament of Prince Philippe, Jean-Michel Parasiliti di Para, former President of the Council of the Kingdom, was elected unanimously as the successor of Prince Philippe. He now reigns under the title Prince Antoine IV.


The Royal House of Araucania and Patagonia is mourning

It is with deep sadness that we announce the return to God of HRH Prince Philippe of Araucania
occurred at his residence at La Chèze, Chourgnac Ans, France this Sunday morning Jan. 5, 2014.

pray for the peace of his soul.


In its meeting on 18 July 2013, the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations ECOSOC granted AUSPICE STELLA the special consultative status.

Now recognized as an NGO, this will strengthen the possibilities of action to support the Mapuche People in their struggle for the respect of their fundamental rights.



On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Guillermo Frick which takes place July 15, 2013, a new 500 Pesos coin was created.

This coin joins the series of commemorative coins edited regularly by the Kingdom.

Guillermo Frick, Chilean songwriter of German origin, composed the national anthem of the Kingdom of Araucania and Patagonia.



Under the title “An Arithmetic of Sound” an evening of classical and jazz music was organized on December 9, 2012 in the beautiful sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania.
An impressive lineup of musicians gathered to present an eclectic program which included the North American premier of Guillermo Frick's "Himno a Antonio Orelie I, Rei de Araucania i Patagonia."
An instrumental arrangement of this piece, which is the de facto the anthem of the Royal House of Araucania and Patagonia, was the first performed and recorded in 1984 by Georges Barboteu and his Ars Nova brass quintet.
But the recent performance in Pennsylvania, organized by the North American Araucanian Royal Society and its General Secretary Daniel Morrison, was the first time this piece has be heard with its vocal parts. In that sense, this performance was a world premier.

Interestingly, the lyrics of this song are written in Mapudungun.
The arrangement was written by Micah Clark, a graduate of Goldsmiths, University of London. Singing baritone was the Rev. Ian Clark, a graduate of Westminster Choir College, and accompanying on piano was Susan Clark, also a graduate of Westminster Choir College.

You can see the performance here

or at Youtube


On september 14, 2012, Prince Philippe, in recognition for his contribution for the propagation of the culture of the Mapuche People,

has awarded to Oswaldo Gomez "El Indio Araucano" the Medal of the Mapuche Warrior "Weychafe Pu Mapuche".




End of June 2012, the City Hall of Tourtoirac opened the new museum dedicated to the Kingdom of Araucania and Patagonia.

This museum is located in an annex of the Abbey of Tourtoirac a few meters from the house in which Orélie Antoine died in 1878.

This museum contains exhibits and documents that were previously in the birthplace of La Chèze and were made available by Prince Philippe.


Prince Philippe in recognition for her struggle for the rights of the Mapuche Nation,

has awarded Chief Juana Calfunao of the community Juan Paillalef the

Combatant Medal "Weychafe Pu Mapuche".



May 12, 2011 has been the 60th Anniversary of the reign of Prince Philippe of Araucania and Patagonia.

In order to celebrate this Diamond Jubilee, a dinner was held on may 7, 2011 in Paris.

Thanks to all participants who made that this event has been a big success.



150th Anniversary

of the foundation of the Kingdom of Araucania and Patagonia


Messages of Prince Philippe to the Mapuche Nation




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