Anthony I (Antonius Philip Josef Van Draak), born 17 July 1951, is a member of the Royal Family of Brunant and former King of Brunant from 2011 to 2013. He abdicated in 2013 in favor of his daughter Helene


Early lifeEdit

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Prince Anthony in Afghanistan

Prince Anthony was born in Koningstad to King Marten II and Queen Aleksandra. He lived in Koningstad most of his life. With the death of his grandfather, King Johan II he became crown prince and Duke of Middleton in 1967, as his father became king.

As crown princeEdit

He studied at Columbia University in New York City. He studied there from 1969 to 1973. He later studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science from 1975 to 1980. In 1982, he joined the Royal Guard, eventually becoming a Captain in 1996.

When the Royal Guard sent communications specialists to Afghanistan (assisting the Germans) the crown prince was not posted, but assisted the mission from Brunant. When a soldier was injured by a roadside bomb, Anthony traveled to Afghanistan in 2006 and spent one week visiting the soldiers and assisting them (also meeting with his daughter).

Anthony has not actively participated with the military since 2007. By then King Marten was increasingly ill and Anthony often had to fill in for his father in events, officially becoming acting king in February 2011.

As kingEdit

On 9 October 2011 King Marten died and Anthony was proclaimed king. He went through a simple ceremony in St. Peter's Church and later appeared on the balconies of the Royal Palace in Koningstad for the people to see.

Anthony has not been very publicly visible as king due to his health issues, and had delegated many tasks to his son and later daughter. He did undartake official visits to Slovakia and Germany in 2011 and 2012, but largely remained in Brunant. His official tasks as titular head of the Royal Guard were passed on to Prince Alexander and later Princess Helene.

Rumors abounded throughout 2013 that the King may abdicate in favor of Princess Helene, who has already participated in official events in place of the king. On September 1 he announced that he would be stepping down in favor of his daughter on 14 Septermber, making him the sixth monarch to abdicate in 2013, following Pope Benedict XVI, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, King Albert II of Belgium, Emir Hamad bin Khalifa of Qatar and King Dimitri of Lovia.

On 14 September 2013, Anthony formally abdicated so Helene could take over as Queen of Brunant.

He was awarded the Order of Valdemar in 2013.

Personal LifeEdit

In 1985, he had a daughter, Tania Riesberg with a Spanish woman in secret. Riesberg is now a well-known and successful reporter for News Brunant. The girl's paternity was not revealed until 1999.

He was married to Adriana Rojas in 1988, but they divorced in 1999, which was a particularly bad year for Anthony in the media. He had two kids with her, Crown Prince Alexander and Princess Helene.

The prince is the husband of Lovian former model Lindsay Mansell. On April 13 Lindsay gave birth to a baby boy, Prince Nicholas.

Health issues Edit

As Anthony smokes, he does have some issues and his physicians have already recommended him take Varenicline (Chantix). However, he developed some slight throat cancer and underwent treatment in the United States. In July 2012 his cancer returned and he went to Switzerland for further treatment.


HM King Anthony I

Father: Marten II

Paternal Grandfather: Johan II

Great-grandfather: Pieter II

Johan I

Queen Caroline Amelie

Great-grandmother: Queen Sophie

Friedrich Franz II of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Augusta of Reuss-Köstritz

Paternal Grandmother: Maria Benedita of Braganza

Great-grandfather: William Carson

? Carson


Great-grandmother: Maria Theresa of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg

Charles of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg

Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein

Mother: Queen Aleksandra

Maternal Grandfather: Zledin Ilava

Great-grandfather: Georg Michal Ilava

Michal Ľudovít Ilava

Henriette Silvia Ilava-Berehovce

Great-grandmother: Elisabeth Maria Ilava-Ský

Karol Josef Ský

Maria Eva Ský-Ilava

Maternal Grandmother: Anica Ský

Great-grandfather: John Marok Ský

Marok Andrej Ský

Maria Ský-Weißenbach

Great-grandmother: Daniela Gašparovič

Ivan Gašparovič

Maria Gašparovič-Šťastný

Patrilineal descentEdit

Patrilineal descent

Anthony's patriline is the line from which he is descended father to son.

Patrilineal descent is the principle behind membership in royal houses, as it can be traced back through the generations.

  1. Stanisław Sobieski, 1450-c.1508
  2. Sebastian Sobieski, 1486-1557
  3. Jan Sobieski, 1518-1564
  4. Marek Sobieski, 1550-1605
  5. Jakub Sobieski, 1590–1646
  6. Jan III Sobieski, 1629-1696
  7. Prince Max of Brunant, 1684-1766
  8. Adrian II, 1733-1807
  9. Ambroos I, 1762-1823
  10. Cristian I, 1787-1859
  11. Johan I, 1827-1894
  12. Pieter II, 1860-1913
  13. Johan II, 1881-1967
  14. Marten II, 1923-2011
  15. Anthony I, b. 1951
Royal Family of Brunant
Queen HelenePrince BerndPrincess MariannePrince Cristian
Queen's family: Anthony IPrincess LindsayPrince Nicholas

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