Coronation and Wedding of Thumim V and Saga of Tynam
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|Native name||luKhronifiya nadine luZawjamiya aThumim muSaank nadine Saga aTaynaam (Packilvanian)|
|Date||23 January 2023 - 24 January 2023|
|Time||Morning to Evening (+4 UTC (Central East Packilvania Time))|
|Cause||Celebration of the wedding and coronation of Sultan Thumim V and Sultana Saga|
|Budget||300 million KRB|
|Organised by||Crowning Committee (led by Sultana Mother Mebri, supported by the Imperial Court of Packilvania and the Department of Imperial Affairs)|
The Coronation and Wedding of Thumim V and Saga of Tynam (Packilvanian: luKhronifiya nadine luZajwamiya aThumim muSaank nadine Saga aTaynaam) was a two-day event that took place from 23 January 2023 and 24 January 2023. The wedding cerenomy took place on 23 January 2023 at the Temple of the Authority in Bingol while the coronation ceremony took place at the Temple of the Restoration in Adrien, Ashura.
Saga, Duchess of Tynam and Crown Prince of Packilvania, Prince Thumim, started dating in 2021 after meeting at the Cryria-Packilvanian Business Summit in Gezer, Packilvania. It was a precursor event to the signing of the Commercial Cooperation Partnership between Packilvania and the Member States of the League of Novaris. Saga and Thumim were discovered to be romantically linked after attending the coronation of Emira Scheherazade of Sayyed. Prince Thumim ascended to the position of the Sultan of Packilvania on the proclamation and acceptance by the Council of State of his abdication on 24 December 2022 and became Thumim V. To celebrate and commemorate his accession as well as his marriage to Saga, it was decided to hold the coronation and wedding close to each other. The Imperial Court announced that former Sultana of Packilvania, Mebri, would be organising both occasions.
Arrangements for the celebrations were organized by the specially formed Crowning Committee, which handled the innumerable administrative tasks required to organize an event on par with major international sporting tournaments in complexity and scale. Much of the groundwork was laid in the months following Thumim V's ascension to the throne, and by January of 2023 preparations were well underway with the issuance of formal invitations and the large-scale mobilization of security resources and support personnel to manage the affair. Speculation had arisen in the media that the reshuffling of the Council of Ministers of Packilvania which saw Princess Abdina move from the Department of Imperial Affairs (which was part of the organizing process) and replace by Duchess Tuhali of Khashar might affect the pace of preparations but such fears were averted as preparations continued unabated.
Several noted Packilvanian, Tynami, and Älemsi fashion designers were commissioned by the respective parties to design and prepare outfits for the events, and thousands of flags and banners were sewn for display.
The final stages of the preparations were hindered when on 18 January the government of Mekedesh shut down road links to the capital on account of a supposed terrorist threat. It later went to court in an effort to halt a Ministry of Transport order to end the blockade, thus prolonging the situation. On 19 January, the Furmeed Coal Power Station in Mekedesh reported a breakdown, and officials from the Energy Inspectorate were turned back by the Mekedesh Energy Corporation, which claimed that it had not been presented with proper credentials. An order from the Ministry of Energy to allow the officials entry resulted in the Mekedesh Energy Corporation similarly taking the case to court. However, both applications were dismissed by the courts, and on 20 January Prince Elam, the governor of Mekedesh, refused to meet with the Sultan. On 21 January the Executive of the Mekedesh Electricity Corporation was fired by the Ministry for Public Enterprises, while Prince Elam was dismissed, arrested, and charged with treason on account of his obstruction, thus bringing the brief crisis to a close.
The leadup to the wedding saw sweeping restrictions placed across the capital. The usage of vehicles was limited, leading to record air quality improvements and clear skies in Bingol. Extensive security preparations took place across the city, the full scale of which remains classified but was likely built upon the existing Packilvanian surveillance state and thousands of mobilized security forces from around the country. A ban on non-military flights was enforced over much of the city's airspace by the armed forces, and local military installations were filled with the tens of thousands of servicemembers who would take part in the Imperial procession. State media established a presence at key locations to operate authorized broadcasts and livestreams of the event both nationally and internationally.
The events were split across two days, with the wedding taking place on 23 January, and coronation on 24 January. Saga of Tynam arrived on 2 January and subsequently made several appearances in Bingol, while guests and foreign dignitaries began to arrive over the course of the week leading up to the wedding.
Most of the wedding events were held at Bingol's Temple of the Authority on 23 January. the Temple was opened at 9:00 AM for guests, and the streets of the capital were packed despite traffic control measures implemented by the local authorities. The Imperial family made its planned entrance at 11:20 AM, and the Sultan's own convoy soon followed. The bridal party was escorted by a 300-strong ceremonial cavalry guard of the Packilvanian Army. According to official numbers released by Packilvanian state media, over forty-five thousand individuals were present in the Temple and its courtyard. This included an unprecedented number of foreigners and non-believers.
While all attendees were required to conform to a practice of ablution and certain dress protocols while in the Temple, several guests became the source of some controversy. Among them were Emira Scheherazade of Sayyed and Shaman Iriko of Kuduk, whose respective styles of dress drew attention. The gender identity of Viktor von Dotseth of Nystatiszna similarly became a cause for comment, and all three were redacted from the official state broadcasts that were streaming the scene worldwide.
The beginning of the ceremonies was announced by the Lord President of the Privy Council, and opening prayers were led by the Temple's Chief Imam. The main wedding services were conducted by Supreme Magister Tawak VII. A second, private ceremony of religious conversion was held after the wedding with the presence of only the two families.
While broadcasting cameras had been turned away for the second ceremony, the scene gained a brief media notoriety in Saga's native Cryria, where the far-right news website Drakenlya was raided by the Cryrian Säkerhetspolisen in the middle of its live commentary, purportedly after issuing death threats against members of the House of Tynam. Sounds of the raid laid over the live filler broadcast of the Temple courtyard quickly went viral.
The wedding ceremony was followed by a royal procession through the streets of the capital back to the Sultana's Palace. In addition to guests and the two families, the parade involved some forty-thousand service personnel and included escorts of cavalry and elephants before concluding with a thirty-minute long show held by the air display team of the Packilvanian Air Force.
List of foreign dignitaries
The foreign dignitaries who were in attendance were as follows:
|Country or Organisation Represented||Name of Representative||Comment|
|Acronis||Matron of the Church of Akrona Vana Dandreal|
|Aikthudr'zhur||Queen Halein of House Ny'thudr'zhan|
|Aldaar||Kauda Advisor Azniv Haviiz|
|Älemsi Negdel||Speaker Torbiashi Tuyuideger||Governor Zamira of Gazny Khot and others attended separately as friends and family of Saga Tynam|
|Astela||Minister of Foreign Affairs Icilo Messa, Minister of Industries Iona Reo|
|Blaskog||Crown Prince Wilan|
|Cryria||Triarca Emily Costantini|
|Cryria||Queen Ulrika II of the House of Leidensen, Ambassador Adrian Lindskog||Lady Svea Widfross attended separately as a friend of Saga Tynam|
|Drakkengard||Prime Minister Jawal Ukramistre, Governor-General Usmil VII|
|Great Morstaybishlia||King Lambertus VII, Queen Rosetta|
|International Forum||Secretary- General Helena Reitz|
|Kæra'zna||Kaera General Representative to the International Forum Ryz'alf Tsøka'fla||Attended on behalf and at the request of KDC Director for Overseas Affairs, Unse'ul Tsøka'fa|
|Kuduk||Shaman Iriko "Loving Hawk"|
|Meremaa||Duke Telvi V of Kaladeirde||The Duke visited despite being advised not to by the Meremain government|
|Mirhaime||Lewydh Alane Gersi|
|Musetszna||Arch-Priness Ny’Hjøran LuPaasan, Prince Consort Ulahid a-Luwadeen Bedon|
|Noraida||High Priestess Ava III|
|Nystatiszna||Director of NIB Viktor von Dotseth; Lady Eirin Slovkry|
|The Oan Isles||Rangitanga-a-te-Moana Oahoanu, Prime Minister Maui Uye-Ahua|
|Rikevaarland||Council President Reile Henretedotur|
|Sayyed||Emira Scheherazade Al Sayyed|
|Serramal||President Manjit Rahar|
|South Hills||President Minerva Todd|
|Tavaris||King Emeritus Zaram V|
|Tivot||President Tanya Tarasovna|
|Tretrid||King Ælfric III, Prime Minister Eoforwine Æthelstanson|
|Tuvaltastan||President Alyona Petrovavich|
|United Nations of the Auroran Continent||President of the UNAC Commission Lara Tarasovna|
Other notable individuals in attendance included Duke Uriele of Erevia.