Keeping Up With the Monarchs 

KUWTM- Episode 1

From the Desk of Empress XV

 Nikki Knowles

From the Desk of Emperor XV

Carrington Hall Dubois

I want to start off by saying thank you to Arizona for your confidence and belief in Carrington and I. I felt the love on Saturday night into Sunday and still today.

Thank you to the members of the board and the College of Monarchs of The Imperial Court of Arizona for your support during the campaign season, up until the announcement of Emperor and Empress XV. Thank you Michael V Gaffney and Julie Craig for leading and assisting the candidates/aspirants along the way. Your love and dedication was felt during the entire process, you both are shining stars.

To my fellow aspirants, thank you for your tireless effort during the campaign season. You all did amazing, and if i wasn’t voted in i would gladly serve the community under any of you. Seeing your passion displayed all over the internet was a beautiful thing to watch. I am so proud of all of you. I love you Teddy Michael, Madison S Gardens, Sergio De la Draco, and Michael Skowronek Fairchild.

Emperor XIV Kristofer V. Lee and Empress XIV Tom Anita Togoboxx Tiboni, thank you for your belief in Carrington and I as Prince and Princess Royale XIV. The opportunity to help lead the line members was an experience i will never forget.

To my Emperor Carrington Hall-Dubois we did it my friend! I felt it the night we saw the Monarchs of Reign XIV crowned, it was going to be a special moment and year for both of us. I didn't know that It would bring us together as PR's, but i felt the magic. I am ready for this ride Carrignton, my seat belt is fastened, hit the pedal!

“At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” – Denzel Washington

From the Heart, Through the Court, For the Community,

Nikki Knowles Empress XV The Imperial Court of AZ

It took me a full day to wrap my head around the fact that I was elected Emperor XV of the Imperial Court of Arizona!


I want to thank everyone that got involved in the process this year. It was a tough campaign season doing it all virtually but each candidate/aspirant did the best with what they had. Thank you specifically to Madison, Teddy, Sergio and Michael for being such amazing members of not only the Imperial Court of Arizona, but for our community at large. I hope that you all continue to serve the community!


Thank you to Emperor II Michael Gaffney and Empress II Julie Craig for supporting all of us and for your constant support and encouragement, you both are bright jewels in all of our lives. To the Board of Directors, thank you all for your service and help with getting us to where we are at. I know you all are working hard to move us forward and I am really excited to work with you all for the next year. Emperor XIV Kristofer V. Lee and Empress XIV Anita Togoboxx Christian, THANK you for allowing me to serve as Prince Royale XIV, it was an honor.

When I decided to run for Emperor one of my main goals was to bridge gaps and ensure than everyone feels they can be involved in our organization. I cannot wait to get started on doing that. I also want to be able to focus on organizations that need our help now. We are living in difficult times and our mission is more critical than ever. Stay tuned for more information on the creative ways Reign XV will be moving fundraising forward!

Finally I would like to give a BIG shout out to my Empress, Nikki Knowles. Nikki and I have known each other for more than 10 years. Nikki is someone that has been involved in so many parts of our community for so many years. It is going to be wonderful seeing her reign as Empress this year. I cannot wait to reveal some of the things we want to focus on this year!!!

“There are a million things I haven’t done…just you wait… "


From MY heart, through the court, for the community,

CHD- Emperor XV- Imperial Court of Arizona

Community Spotlight

Auddie Tude

Auddie is a member of the Grand Canyon Sister of Perpetual Indulgence. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Auddie has been sewing masks for people throughout the community.  The proceeds of these masks have benefited Joshua Tree feeding program.  

Sister Auddie Tude also received The International Betsy Ross Citation from Empress Nicole the Great, Queen Mother I of the Americas and Empress Nicole the Good, Crown Princess Royal I of the Americas to commemorate dedicated service to the community!

The Imperial Court of Arizona and Reign XV would like to thank Sister Auddie Tude on being an amazing community leader!

ICOA Member of the Month

Anneliz and Jaime Ahumada

Anneliz and Jaime are long time members and supporters of the Imperial Court of Arizona.  Their involvement began in Reign X and they have been active members ever since.  Anneliz is currently the on the Imperial Court of Arizona board serving as treasurer.  You can see Jaime helping at various events throughout the year.  The Imperial Court of Arizona and Reign XV would like to thank Anneliz and Jaime for all their dedication and years of support!

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