The British Monarchist Society is pleased to announce those who proudly support the institution of Constitutional Monarchy within the United Kingdom and throughout the Commonwealth. In their desire to support the British Monarchist Society and give relevance to its cause to defend and uphold the integrity of the Crown, the following list of people have pledged their support for the organisation and operation of the British Monarchist Soiety. Our supporters not only include those in the political realm, but upstanding individuals that have been recognised for achievement, or whom have devoted and dedicated their time to the preservation of the Crown. It is with great appreciation that the British Monarchist Society welcomes these individuals to our organisation:
Mr. Rafal Heydel-Mankoo
Rafe Heydel-Mankoo is an historian, royal commentator, honours consultant and lecturer and is an expert on heraldry and aristocracy. He was born in the United Kingdom and subsequently educated in Canada. He has been the “Royal Correspondent” for the Canadian morning news programme Canada AM and CTV News Channel and has provided live television commentary on CBC TV, Global TV, BBC, and Sky News for various royal and honours-related events, including the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and the funeral of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Mr. Heydel-Mankoo is the co-editor and co-author of Burke’s World Orders of Knighthood and Merit, he writes extensively on royal-related subjects and he has advised various governments on their honours systems (including Canada and the UK). He holds a B.A.(Hons) and an LL.B. from the University of Ottawa as well as an M.A. in history from the University of Toronto. A Freeman of the City of London, Mr. Heydel-Mankoo is also a trustee of the Canadian Royal Heritage Trust, a council member of the Royal Stuart Society, a commissioner for the International Commission for Orders of Chivalry, and the former chairman of the Ottawa Branch of the Monarchist League of Canada. You may read his excellent blog at Reflections of a Young Fogey.
Mr. Anton Lorien
Anton Lorien is a London-based British singer/songwriter, whose primary instrument is keyboard. Educated at the British Record Industry Trust School (The Brits School), Anton made his prime-time television debut to an audience of over 10 million at the tender age of sixteen. In 2011, Anton released a #1 hit and music video for ‘We Are The Brits’ for the Afghan Heroes charity. All proceeds from this song are solely for the benefit of the charity, which shows Anton’s dedication to his nation and fellow countrymen. A patron of the British Monarchist Society, Anton cares deeply for the culture, heritage and traditions of his nation. When asked by the British Monarchist Society to compose a song in honour of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, Anton put his collaborative album project with a two-time Grammy winner on hold and set about producing the enclosed masterpiece entitled ‘Like a Diamond’.
Mr. Nigel Farage MEP
Nigel Farage is a UKIP MEP for the South East of England. Elected in 1999, he has used his experience of the EU to increase awareness of its activities back home in the United Kingdom. Nigel was re-elected Leader of the UK Independence Party in November 2010. A firm believer in Independence for the United Kingdom he is a proponent of free speech and has faced considerable hostilities from his political opponents for speaking out in favour of free and fair referendums on the transfer of power from elected politicians to the EU. In his very rare spare time he likes fishing, country sports and traditional English pubs. However, most of his time is spent travelling around the country and other countries in the EU telling the truth about the European Union and its negative effects on Great Britain. Mr. Farage is a firm believer in our Constitutional Monarchy and suppoerts the work of Her Majesty, the Queen.
Sir Robert Russell MP
A British politician, Sir Robert has been a Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Colchester since 1997 (re-elected 2001, 2005 and 2010). He was the Liberal Democrat Spokesman on Culture, Media and Sport from 2002 to 2005, but was succeeded by Don Foster and was a member of the Liberal Democrat Shadow Defence team until the formation of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government on 11 May 2010, at which point he became a backbencher. Before becoming an MP, he was a councillor for over 20 years, initially for the Labour Party, then for the SDP, and finally for the Lib Dems. Russell represented the town’s New Town ward. He was leader of Colchester Borough Council until 1991 and was Mayor of Colchester from 1986 to 1987.
Mr. Jacob Rees-Mogg MP
Jacob was elected as the Member of Parliament for North East Somerset in May 2010, with a majority of 4914. Being elected, fulfilled his ambition to represent the Somerset parliamentary seat in which his family has lived for generations. Within Parliament, Jacob sits on the Procedure Committee which considers the practice and procedure of the House in the conduct of business and the European Scrutiny Committee which assesses the legal and political importance of each EU document, deciding which is debated within the House. After Eton Jacob read History at Trinity College Oxford, before moving into finance being based in Hong Kong and later moving back to London. He now runs his own company, Somerset Capital Management, which specialises in investment management for pension funds and charitable organisations. Jacob’s interests are very much family oriented. Apart from an extended family living locally in Somerset, his three young children certainly keep him on his toes! In what little spare time he has left, Jacob also enjoys watching cricket; he has supported Somerset County Cricket since he was a child and enjoys few things more than a day at Taunton.
Johnnie Fiori is a muscial and theatrical talent on the West End theatre circuit. Having starred in such roles as Motormouth Maybelle in “Hairspray”, Ma Rainey in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and various other shows and productions, Johnnie has a devout passion and love for the things that make Britain Great. She worked with and met a variety of people such as Nina Simone, Bruce Willis, Stevie Wonder, Randy Jackson, Sam Sims, Gary Cambra, Quincy Jones and Rod Stewart. Johnnie started her European career with an appearance on VH1 Europe’s acoustic program “Take It To The Bridge” and she continues to go from strength to strength. Johnnie has starred in West End musicals, appeared at The Royal Opera House, written and performed house music, appeared in television programs, done voice-overs for commercials, films, electronic games, animated TV series and has performed in dramas such as The Exonerated. Making her way to London from America years ago, Johnnie’s love for Britain has seen her become a true British citizen where she can proudly proclaim “for Crown and Country”. A lover of British history as well as the Crown, Johnnie sees the fundamental structure of and benefits associated with the Crown in a modern society as the anchor to British society. It is with great pleasure that the British Monarchist Society welcomes Ms. Fiori as our newest Patron.