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A Royal Commitment

A Royal Commitment

“A Royal Commitment: Ten Years of Marriage and Activism” opens in the corridors of a royal dynasty in India, steeped in tradition and history, and delves into the complexities of marriage, identity, and LGBTQIA+ rights advocacy. Prince Manvendra and Duke DeAndre’s journey as gay royal partners began in 2013, marking a historic moment as the first same-sex royal couple to marry in India. Their wedding was not just a ceremony but a celebration of love triumphing over adversity, blending cultural traditions with a challenge to societal norms. 

As activists at the forefront of a social movement, Prince Manvendra and Duke DeAndre share their struggles and triumphs in the fight for equality and acceptance. From Prince Manvendra’s pivotal appearance on “Oprah” to their experiences networking and collaborating with celebrities and thought leaders, the authors never waver in their dedication to social justice causes. They share the highs and lows of their personal and professional lives, their life’s mission to make the world a better place, and their enduring commitment to each other, weaving a heartfelt, candid narrative that is both relatable and inspiring. 

“A Royal Commitment” is more than a compelling memoir: it is a call to action to spark conversation, challenge harmful social norms, engage in advocacy for LGBTQIA+ rights, dismantle stereotypes, and foster empathy and understanding, resulting in a more accepting and inclusive society. It is a testament to the power of love, resilience, and the courage to embrace one’s authentic self, showing that each of us can be a powerful force for positive transformation, in our own communities and beyond.

Prince Manvendra & Duke deAndre

About Prince Manvendra & Duke deAndre

Prince Manvendra Gohil: As the 39th direct descendant of the Gohil dynasty in India, Prince Manvendra Gohil stands at the intersection of tradition and progress. Born into royalty, he has not only embraced his heritage but also become a trailblazer for LGBTQIA+ rights. An openly gay man, Prince Manvendra has dedicated his life to advocacy, founding the Lakshya Trust and the Queer community campus ashram Rajpipla. In addition to being a public speaker, he has delivered several TED talks, served as a keynote speaker for numerous Corporate DEI events, spoken at NGLCC conferences, addressed audiences at universities worldwide, and participated as a keynote speaker in the UN Human Rights Conference. Prince Manvendra has also shared his insights as a guest teacher at Law University. With unwavering commitment, he continues to navigate the complexities of his royal lineage while championing inclusivity and love.

Duke deAndre: Duke deAndre brings a unique and dynamic perspective to the co-authored memoir, seamlessly intertwining his experiences as an openly gay man from the United States with the rich traditions of the Gohil dynasty. Beyond his royal connections, Duke deAndre is a fervent advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights, utilizing his influential platform to amplify diverse voices. As the owner of H1927 LLC, he not only adds a layer of contemporary flair to the memoir but also contributes to the narrative with his expertise in beauty, fashion, and creative direction. DeAndre is not just limited to his roles; he passionately engages in pop-up fashion shows, skillfully blending fashion with challenging conversations on human rights and sexual diversity. His commitment to love, activism, and inclusivity not only permeates the pages of the memoir but also extends to his innovative endeavors in fashion, where he showcases the latest offerings from H1927tmR, his private fashion label.

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