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|data1  = <big>'''Grand Duchy of Natal <br>''Groot Hertogdom van Natal<br>Groothertogdom Natal'' '''</big><hr>
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|data1  = <big>'''Kingdom of Natal <br>''Koninkryk van Natal'' '''</big><hr>
 
|data2  = <table width=100% style="background-color:transparent;"><tr><td width=50%>[[File:Natalflag.png|150px|border]]<br><small>Flag</small></td><td>[[File:Lesserarmsnatal.png|55px]]<br><small>Lesser coat of arms</small></td></tr></table><hr>
 
|data2  = <table width=100% style="background-color:transparent;"><tr><td width=50%>[[File:Natalflag.png|150px|border]]<br><small>Flag</small></td><td>[[File:Lesserarmsnatal.png|55px]]<br><small>Lesser coat of arms</small></td></tr></table><hr>
|data3  = '''[[w:Motto|Motto]]'''<br>''VRY EN ONVERVEERD''<br>'''[[List of micronations by national anthem|Anthem]]''' <br> ''[[w:De Vlaamse Leeuwe|The Return]]''<hr>
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|data3  = '''[[w:Motto|Motto]]'''<br>''VRY EN ONVERVEERD''<br>'''[[List of micronations by national anthem|Anthem]]''' <br> ''[[w:De Vlaamse Leeuw|The Return]]''<hr>
 
|data4  = Greater coat of arms<br>[[File:Natalgreatarms.png|170px]]
 
|data4  = Greater coat of arms<br>[[File:Natalgreatarms.png|170px]]
 
|data6  = <hr>
 
|data6  = <hr>
 
|label7  = [[Capital city|Capital]]
 
|label7  = [[Capital city|Capital]]
|data7  = ''TBD''
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|data7  = Koningswyk
 
|label8  = [[w:Demonym|Demonym]]
 
|label8  = [[w:Demonym|Demonym]]
 
|data8  = {{*}}Natalian<br>{{*}}Bregentine
 
|data8  = {{*}}Natalian<br>{{*}}Bregentine
|label9  = [[Official language|Official language]]
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|label9  = [[Official language]]
 
|data9  = {{*}}[[w:English|English]]<br>{{*}}[[w:Afrikaans|Afrikaans]]<br>{{*}}[[w:Dutch|Dutch]]
 
|data9  = {{*}}[[w:English|English]]<br>{{*}}[[w:Afrikaans|Afrikaans]]<br>{{*}}[[w:Dutch|Dutch]]
 
|label10 = [[w:Religion|Official religion]]
 
|label10 = [[w:Religion|Official religion]]
|data10  = Church of Natal
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|data10  = [[w:Anglo-Catholicism|Anglo-Catholicism]]
 
|label11 = [[Government]]
 
|label11 = [[Government]]
 
|data11  = [[w:Absolute monarchy|Absolute monarchy]]
 
|data11  = [[w:Absolute monarchy|Absolute monarchy]]
|label12 = <small> - [[Grand Duke of Natal|Monarch]]</small>
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|label12 = <small> - [[Natalian Monarchy|Sovereign]]</small>
|data12  = <small>[[Joseph Nobilissimus Caesar|HRH Joseph I, Grand Duke of Natal]]</small>
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|data12  = <small>[[Joseph Nobilissimus Caesar|HRAM Joseph I, King of Natal]]</small>
|label13 = <small> - Grand Pensionary</small>
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|label13 = <small> - Lord High Chancellor</small>
|data13  = <small>[[Kuri Kabanov|HG Daniel Vijzel, 1st Duke of New Victoria]]</small>
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|data13  = <small>[[Bradley of Dullahan|Duke Bradley van Dullahan]]</small>
 
|label15 = [[Legislature]]
 
|label15 = [[Legislature]]
|data15  = Grand Duke exercises legislative power in conjunction with the Chamber of Lords
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|data15  = Koninklike Vergadering
|label17 = <small> - Chamber</small>
 
|data17  = <small>Chamber of Lords</small>
 
 
|label18 = [[List of micronations by establishment|Formation]]
 
|label18 = [[List of micronations by establishment|Formation]]
 
|data18  = <span style="color: #F9F9F9;">-</span>
 
|data18  = <span style="color: #F9F9F9;">-</span>
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|data20  = [[2014|9 August 2014]]
 
|data20  = [[2014|9 August 2014]]
 
|label21 = [[List of micronations by size|Area]]
 
|label21 = [[List of micronations by size|Area]]
|data21  = 94,361 km<sup>2</sup> (''de jure'')
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|data21  = N/A
 
|label23 = [[List of micronations by population|Population]]
 
|label23 = [[List of micronations by population|Population]]
|data23  = {{increase}}23 (2014) (''de facto'')
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|data23  = 23 (2014)
 
|label24 = [[Classification of micronations#Linden's Revised System of Classification|CGSC]] (2014)
 
|label24 = [[Classification of micronations#Linden's Revised System of Classification|CGSC]] (2014)
 
|data24  = 3.2 <br> <span style="color: #228B22;">high</span>
 
|data24  = 3.2 <br> <span style="color: #228B22;">high</span>
 
|label25 = [[Currency]]
 
|label25 = [[Currency]]
|data25  = ''N/A''
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|data25  = Natalian guilder
 
|label26 = [[w:Time zone|Time zone]]
 
|label26 = [[w:Time zone|Time zone]]
 
|data26  = ''N/A''
 
|data26  = ''N/A''
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|data27  = [[w:Wildebeest|Wildebeest]]
 
|data27  = [[w:Wildebeest|Wildebeest]]
 
|label28 = [[w:Patron saint|Patron saint]]
 
|label28 = [[w:Patron saint|Patron saint]]
|data28  = ''N/A''
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|data28  = King Charles the Martyr
 
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The '''Grand Duchy of Natal''' is a self-proclaimed sovereign state which claims to be the legitimate government of [[w:KwaZulu-Natal|KwaZulu-Natal Province]] in [[w:South Africa|South Africa]]. It is ruled over by its Grand Duke, His Royal Highness Joseph I. Its legislative body is the Chamber of Lords, and the Grand Duchy's reigning house is the [[House of Emmanuel]].
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The '''Kingdom of Natal''' is a self-proclaimed sovereign nation which exists as an exercise in [[w:Absolute monarchy|absolute monarchism]] and [[w:Afrikaner culture|Afrikaner]] and [[w:English culture|English]] culture. The Kingdom of Natal claims no physical territory, and as such self-classifies as a nation rather than a state. Natal is ruled over by a King, His Royal and Apostolic Majesty Joseph I. It's legislative body is the Koninklike Vergadering, and the Kingdom's reigning house is the [[House of Emmanuel]].
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
  
The name ''Natal'' was given to the nation by [[w:Portuguese people|Portuguese]] explorer [[w:Vasco de Gama|Vasco de Gama]], who first saw the coast on Christmas Day 1497 (Natal being the [[w:Portuguese language|Portuguese]] word for Christmas).
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Natal was named for the South African state and former Boer republic of [[w:KwaZulu-Natal|KwaZulu-Natal]]. The name "Natal" was given to that land by [[w:Portuguese people|Portuguese]] explorer [[w:Vasco de Gama|Vasco de Gama]], who first saw its coast on Christmas Day 1497 (Natal being the [[w:Portuguese language|Portuguese]] word for Christmas). The choice of the name "Natal" for the then Bregentine province was an example of the Anglo-Dutch and Afrikaner culture of Hobartstown and Victoria.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
  
Natal was formerly a [[w:Duchy|Duchy]] within the [[Hobartstown and Victoria|Commonwealth of Hobartstown and Victoria]], and was ruled over by Joseph Emmanuel de Chavannes, Duke of Natal and Prince of the Bregentines. On 8 August 2014, the Duchy was elevated by letters patent to a Grand Duchy. In the ''Dissolution Act 2014'', enacted by the Parliament of the Commonwealth on 9 August 2014, the Grand Duchy of Natal was established as the successor to the Commonwealth with Joseph Emmanuel de Chavannes becoming sovereign Grand Duke.
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The Dukedom of Natal was established on 21 July 2014 by a royal proclamation of [[Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia|Jonathan]], Sovereign of the [[Commonwealth of Hobartstown and Victoria]] and Grand Duke of the Bregne. Joseph Emmanuel de Chavannes, a Victorian aristocrat and politician from the Province of Natal, was declared a Prince of the Bregentines and the Duke of Natal, with the style of Royal Highness. By virtue of gaining the Patriciate - the Victorian equivalent of a Peerage - Joseph Emmanuel was granted a seat on the House of Patricians, and was later elected Speaker of the House. The Duke was also named Bishop of Natal and Cardinal Rector of the Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, establishing the precedent of the Natalian Monarch's authority over the Church of Natal.
  
Once Natal was sovereign, Joseph Emmanuel was proclaimed ''His Royal Highness Joseph I, by the Grace of God, Grand Duke of Natal, Ruler of His other Domains and Territories, Prince of the Bregentines, Head of the House of Emmanuel, Defender of the Faith''. Joseph I soon enacted ''Letters patent constituting Provinces, Counties, Dukes and Earls'', appointing the various nobles of the realm and calling together the Chamber of Lords to serve as the legislature of the Grand Duchy. Among these were [[Kuri Kabanov|Daniel Vijzel, 1st Duke of New Victoria]], who was later appointed Grand Pensionary.
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On 8 August 2014, the Dukedom of Natal was elevated to a Grand Dukedom, with Joseph Emmanuel becoming Grand Duke of Natal. The next day, the Parliament of the Commonwealth passed an Act dissolving Hobartstown and Victoria, establishing the Grand Duchy of Natal as the Commonwealth's sole successor, with Joseph Emmanuel as its sovereign.
  
==Politics and government==
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Joseph Emmanuel de Chavannes assumed the full style of His Royal Highness Joseph the First, by the Grace of God, Grand Duke of Natal, Prince of the Bregentines, Ruler of His other Realms and Territories, Head of the House of Emmanuel, Defender of the Faith. Grand Duke Joseph established the various titles of nobility of the Realm, the Church of Natal, and the organs of the Royal Government.
  
Natal is an [[absolute monarchy]] with various elements of [[aristocracy]], [[oligarchy]] and [[w:parliamentary democracy|parliamentary democracy]]. The Grand Duchy is ruled over by the Grand Duke as Head of State, and is administered by the Council of State, that is the [[w:Executive (government|executive]], which is presided over by the Grand Pensionary.
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On 23 May 2015, His Royal and Imperial Majesty [[Quentin of Wyvern|Quentin]], King of [[Wyvern]] and [[Holy Roman Empire|Holy Roman Emperor]], signed an imperial decree inviting the Grand Duchy of Natal to swear fealty to the Emperor and the Empire, granting the Grand Duke the rights, privileges and duties of partaking of and voting in sessions of the Imperial Diet, to vote on the Emperor's successor, to be protected by and protect the Emperor and the Empire. The decree also offered the Natalian Grand Duke the titles of King of Natal, Prince-Elector of the Empire and Apostolic Majesty. On 27 May, the Grand Duke signed a proclamation which accepted the invitation of His Royal and Imperial Majesty. As such, the Grand Duke became King of Natal, assuming the full style of His Royal and Apostolic Majesty Joseph the First, by the Grace of God, King of Natal, Prince of the Empire, Prince of the Bregentines, Head of the House of Emmanuel, Defender of the Christian Faith. On 15 June 2016, the Holy Roman Emperor granted His Royal and Apostolic Majesty the title of Lord of Barentszburg in Spitsbergen.
  
The Monarch holds absolute power over the realm, ruling through Letters patent and Royal Proclamations, the former serving to bestow offices, peerages, noble titles and knighthoods and the latter serving as executive orders. The Grand Pensionary, appointed by the Monarch by Letters patent, is the head of government and presides over the Council of State. The Council of State consists of the Grand Pensionary, the Secretary of State for Home Affairs, the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and the Secretary of State for Defense. The Chamber of Lords, consisting of all the nobles and peers of the realm, is the ''de jure'' legislature, although it seldom enacts legislation.
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Following a brief period of governmental inactivity, King Joseph enacted the Decree of Koningswyk, which dissolved the Privy Council and the Church of Natal and established the Koninklike Vergadering to serve as the legislative assembly of the realm. The Decree also ordered that a fundamental statute be enacted for the Realm, which is currently being composed by King Joseph and the incumbent Lord High Chancellor of Natal, Duke Bradley van Dullahan.
  
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==Politics and government==
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Natal is an [[absolute monarchy]]. The King, who is the Sovereign of the realm, holds absolute power by [[w:divine right of kings|divine right of kings]]. The current Sovereign is His Royal and Apostolic Majesty Joseph, by the Grace of God, King of Natal, etc. etc. etc.
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| HG Daniel Vijzel, 1st Duke of New Victoria
 
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*Grand Pensionary
 
*Secretary of State for Home Affairs
 
*King of Arms of the College of Arms
 
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*31 August 2014
 
*31 August 2014
 
*11 August 2014
 
|rowspan=5| ''Incumbent''
 
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| HG Charles C., 1st Duke of Urquhart
 
| Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
 
| 31 August 2014
 
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| The Baron Kaufmann, 1st Earl of East Richmond
 
| Secretary of State for Defense
 
| 31 August 2014
 
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==Foreign relations==
 
  
Natal is considered relatively isolated on the international front. The Grand Duchy is the foremost nation in what has been termed the ''"Emmanuelian Empire"'', a group of four micronations (Natal, the Kingdom of New Elmhurst, the Grand Principality of Dalton and Montania) which are all ruled over by a member of the [[House of Emmanuel]]. The so-called Empire formerly included the Kingdom of Wensleydale, but following a Republican uprising the monarchy was dissolved.
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Latest revision as of 15:02, 6 August 2019

Kingdom of Natal
Koninkryk van Natal

Natalflag.png
Flag
Lesserarmsnatal.png
Lesser coat of arms

Motto
VRY EN ONVERVEERD
Anthem
The Return
Greater coat of arms
Natalgreatarms.png

CapitalKoningswyk
Demonym • Natalian
 • Bregentine
Official language • English
 • Afrikaans
 • Dutch
Official religionAnglo-Catholicism
GovernmentAbsolute monarchy
- SovereignHRAM Joseph I, King of Natal
- Lord High ChancellorDuke Bradley van Dullahan
LegislatureKoninklike Vergadering
Formation-
- Province of Hobartstown and Victoria21 July 2014
- Dissolution of Hobartstown and Victoria9 August 2014
AreaN/A
Population23 (2014)
CGSC (2014)3.2
high
CurrencyNatalian guilder
Time zoneN/A
National animalWildebeest
Patron saintKing Charles the Martyr

The Kingdom of Natal is a self-proclaimed sovereign nation which exists as an exercise in absolute monarchism and Afrikaner and English culture. The Kingdom of Natal claims no physical territory, and as such self-classifies as a nation rather than a state. Natal is ruled over by a King, His Royal and Apostolic Majesty Joseph I. It's legislative body is the Koninklike Vergadering, and the Kingdom's reigning house is the House of Emmanuel.

Etymology

Natal was named for the South African state and former Boer republic of KwaZulu-Natal. The name "Natal" was given to that land by Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama, who first saw its coast on Christmas Day 1497 (Natal being the Portuguese word for Christmas). The choice of the name "Natal" for the then Bregentine province was an example of the Anglo-Dutch and Afrikaner culture of Hobartstown and Victoria.

History

The Dukedom of Natal was established on 21 July 2014 by a royal proclamation of Jonathan, Sovereign of the Commonwealth of Hobartstown and Victoria and Grand Duke of the Bregne. Joseph Emmanuel de Chavannes, a Victorian aristocrat and politician from the Province of Natal, was declared a Prince of the Bregentines and the Duke of Natal, with the style of Royal Highness. By virtue of gaining the Patriciate - the Victorian equivalent of a Peerage - Joseph Emmanuel was granted a seat on the House of Patricians, and was later elected Speaker of the House. The Duke was also named Bishop of Natal and Cardinal Rector of the Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, establishing the precedent of the Natalian Monarch's authority over the Church of Natal.

On 8 August 2014, the Dukedom of Natal was elevated to a Grand Dukedom, with Joseph Emmanuel becoming Grand Duke of Natal. The next day, the Parliament of the Commonwealth passed an Act dissolving Hobartstown and Victoria, establishing the Grand Duchy of Natal as the Commonwealth's sole successor, with Joseph Emmanuel as its sovereign.

Joseph Emmanuel de Chavannes assumed the full style of His Royal Highness Joseph the First, by the Grace of God, Grand Duke of Natal, Prince of the Bregentines, Ruler of His other Realms and Territories, Head of the House of Emmanuel, Defender of the Faith. Grand Duke Joseph established the various titles of nobility of the Realm, the Church of Natal, and the organs of the Royal Government.

On 23 May 2015, His Royal and Imperial Majesty Quentin, King of Wyvern and Holy Roman Emperor, signed an imperial decree inviting the Grand Duchy of Natal to swear fealty to the Emperor and the Empire, granting the Grand Duke the rights, privileges and duties of partaking of and voting in sessions of the Imperial Diet, to vote on the Emperor's successor, to be protected by and protect the Emperor and the Empire. The decree also offered the Natalian Grand Duke the titles of King of Natal, Prince-Elector of the Empire and Apostolic Majesty. On 27 May, the Grand Duke signed a proclamation which accepted the invitation of His Royal and Imperial Majesty. As such, the Grand Duke became King of Natal, assuming the full style of His Royal and Apostolic Majesty Joseph the First, by the Grace of God, King of Natal, Prince of the Empire, Prince of the Bregentines, Head of the House of Emmanuel, Defender of the Christian Faith. On 15 June 2016, the Holy Roman Emperor granted His Royal and Apostolic Majesty the title of Lord of Barentszburg in Spitsbergen.

Following a brief period of governmental inactivity, King Joseph enacted the Decree of Koningswyk, which dissolved the Privy Council and the Church of Natal and established the Koninklike Vergadering to serve as the legislative assembly of the realm. The Decree also ordered that a fundamental statute be enacted for the Realm, which is currently being composed by King Joseph and the incumbent Lord High Chancellor of Natal, Duke Bradley van Dullahan.

Politics and government

Natal is an absolute monarchy. The King, who is the Sovereign of the realm, holds absolute power by divine right of kings. The current Sovereign is His Royal and Apostolic Majesty Joseph, by the Grace of God, King of Natal, etc. etc. etc.