Andrew Lee Named Crown Prince

Korean-American founder of the leading VPN service, Private Internet Access, Andrew Lee has been named Crowned Prince during the Passing of the Sword ceremony at Crustacean, a restaurant in Beverly Hills, Ca. Lee swore upon the symbolic sword that he “will commit to the values of love, human rights, peace and freedom for humanity to the best of my ability.” His Imperial Highness King Yi Seok, the only remaining heir living in Korea to the Joseon dynasty throne which ruled over the country for five centuries, named Crown Prince Andrew Lee as his successor. The Joseon dynasty, also known as the Hermit Kingdom, is recognized for its notable inventions including the Korean alphabet, newspaper, and military weapons.

Crown Prince Andrew Lee, Princess Nana Lee, Princess Star Lee, Princess Kyung-soo Lee, Crown Prince Yi Seok,
Crown Prince Andrew Lee, Princess Nana Lee, Princess Star Lee, Crown Prince Yi Seok, Princess Kyung-soo Lee

Lee’s wife, Princess Nana Lee, his family, South Korean dignitaries, and City of Los Angeles officials commenced to congratulate Lee’s new title. Los Angeles City Council members presented Lee with a proclamation in honor of the event, stating that he represents the city and county of Los Angeles.  The ceremony also included congratulatory statements from Bermuda Premier David Burt, Congressman Kwang-soo Kim, and several Korean officials. Next year, Lee will be given an additional Imperial Family Crowning Ceremony in Jeonju, South Korea, which is the ancestral home of the Lee royal family.

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