Agenda Item #2 - Alternate Requirements for Territory Advancement
A Kingdom is considered a Landed Estates within the Empire therefore only a. and b.
from above apply. A new Kingdom must have the permission of the Kingdom that it
resides in and the Imperial Estates to form.
a. King or Queen-Sovereign Crown of a Kingdom, defined as at least 125 paid members or 10 years of continuous membership and 7 knights with a minimum of 2 knights in each area and 2 Imperial Knights in any area, in a geographically specific region set by the Imperial Estates.
i. Kings & Queens, as rulers of Sovereign Kingdoms, may wear
Royal Crowns, defined as the Coronet worn by the Sovereign Crown of a Kingdom, decorated as deemed appropriate by the Kingdom Estates, though at least 4 points is recommended.
(a) The Sovereign’s Crown denotes the upper limit of ‘elaboration’ of Coronets in the Kingdom; no other noble may have a ‘greater’ coronet (greater as defined by the Crown College of Arms).
ii. A gold chain of state, denoting their vote upon the Imperial and Crown Estates.
iii. A cloak of state, and
iv. A sword of state.
b. Crown Princes and Crown Princesses are temporary titles held by those who have gained the throne of their Kingdom but have not yet been installed in the position of a Sovereign Crown.
i. Crown Princes and Crown Princesses may wear Crowns befitting their station, as determined by the Kingdom.
4. Landed Estates of Kingdoms and subject Territories
Are defined as Estates within a Kingdom that hold voting power on one or
more Estates based on numbers of people represented as noted below.
a. Prince or Princess – Subject Crown of a Principality, defined as a
geographically specific region within a Kingdom as defined by the Crown
Estates of that Kingdom and containing at least 75 paid members over and
above the numbers needed to maintain a Kingdom or 7 years of conintuous membership and at least 6 Knights with at least 2 Knights in Ministry and Arts, 1 in Combat and 1 Imperial Knight in Ministry..
i. Princes and Princesses, as rulers of Principalities, may wear a Principality Coronet, which is the coronet worn by the rulers of a Principality, determined by the Kingdom Estates.
ii. A gold chain of state denoting their vote upon the Imperial and Crown Estates.
b. Duke or Duchess -Ruler of a Duchy, which is defined as a geographically
distinct region within a Kingdom or Principality containing at least 50 paid
members or a minimum of 4 years of continuous membership and at least 4 knights with at least 1 knight each in Ministry and Arts.
i. Dukes and Duchesses, as rulers of Duchies, may wear a Ducal Coronet, which is a coronet decorated with Gold Strawberry Leaves.
ii. A black chain of state, denoting their vote upon the Estates.
c. Marquis or Marquessa - Ruler of a March, defined as a geographically distinct Territory within the boundaries of a Kingdom (as defined by the imperial estates) and consisting of at least 25 paid members in residence or a minimum of 2 years of continious membership and 2 knights with at least 1 in Ministry.
i. Marquis and Marquessa, as rulers of Marches, may wear a Simple Coronet with One point, ornamented as appropriate. This coronet may not have any 'minor' points.
ii. A black chain denoting their vote upon the Kingdom and there.
d. Castellan- an appointed deputy of a Crown or ruler, whose duty is to oversee a Province on behalf of their liege. The Castellan acts as a non-voting representative of their liege and must refer all matters of governance to their superior. This power of appointment can be modified as per Kingdom Law.
i. The sumptuary right of the Castellan shall be a belt favor with a gold key emblazoned upon it.
ii. The Castellan has no voting rights upon any Estates inherent in their office.
Intent: I feel this would help the outlying territories achieve advancement in Kingdom status while making sure that they have the rulers and experience to govern accordingly.
Baroness Dame Kyrie Mckay