|Her Imperial Majesty |
Official painting of Empress Yukie
|Empress of Ryukyu|
January 29, 2015
|Enthronement||February 5, 2015|
|Empress of Shurigawa|
20 July - 8 September 2014
|Enthronement||23 July 2014|
|Prime Minister(s)||Aguri Sato|
|House||House of Shō|
|Born||6 January 1998|
|Birth name||Shō Yukie (Akiyama)|
|Residence||New Shuri Imperial Palace, Tomi, Ryukyu Empire|
Shō Yukie (尚幸恵), is the reigning Empress of Ryukyu Empire, the 5th monarch of her line according to Ryukyu's order of succession, she reformed the Shō dynasty. She acceded to the throne on 5 February 2015. Yukie was the 2nd monarch of Shurigawa until she abdicated from the Shurigawan throne. She is a limited monarch, therefore her power as Empress is constitutional. She has her face painted white and had red lipstick and black eyeliner, she sometimes used to have a red circle painted on her forehead to symbolize her as the "Rising Sun's Empress" during her reign in Shurigawa.
Empress of Shurigawa
On 18 July 2014, Emperor Hideki gave up the throne and Yukie frequently stood in for him at public events. Starting on 20 July 2014, she was proclaimed empress throughout her realms and the imperial party hastily returned to the Shurigawa, she moved into the Imperial Castle. On 23 July 2014 she became enthroned as Empress of Shurigawa.
Surrender during Shikaeshi War and abdication
During the Shikaeshi War, on 6 July 2014, Shurigawan Empress Yukie ordered to surrender to the Imperial Beiwanese Military. Two days later, Empress Yukie was forced to abdicate but she was allowed to live in the Imperial Castle. By order of the Beiwanese Emperor, the Imperial Castle of Shurigawa was forbidden for Beiwanese troops to enter. Shurigawa was ceded to the Greater Beiwanese Empire as the Occupation of Shurigawa, with the former Beiwanese Prime Minister Robert Zhang as Shurigawa's first governor.
Empress of the Ryukyu Empire
Shō Yukie reformed the Shō Dynasty and proclaim the Ryukyu Empire as a successor of the historical Ryukyu Kingdom in early 2015. 6 days later, she was enthroned as Empress of the Ryukyu Empire.
|Preceded by:||Empress of Ryukyu||Succeded by:|
(previous monarch Shō Tai)
|29 January 2015||Incumbent|
|Preceded by:||Monarch of Shurigawa||Succeded by:|
|Hideki||20 July - 8 September 2014||Toshiko|