State visits and diplomatic meetings involving Austenasia
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The Empire of Austenasia has conducted its diplomacy with other nations by means of visits and meetings several times, during all of which to date it has been represented by HIM Emperor Jonathan I (who prior to January 2013 served as the Empire's Prime Minister), sometimes accompanied by other members of the Imperial Family.
Austenasia, the Grove, and the Midget Nation-in-Exile to Moylurg, 7 August 2010
In the aftermath of the Austenasian Civil War, HIH Princess Caroline was Treaty of Ruskin Road (2010)sentenced to a week of exile for high treason. This was carried out in the British coastal town of Sidmouth, Devon, accompanied by her brother HIH Crown Prince Jonathan, their mother Vicereine Margaret, and Vicereine Margaret's mother Dame Joyce Boxall, DCA (who, although not an Austenasian national, was regarded as also representing Austenasia for all intents and purposes during the visit). The exile was used as an excuse for a family holiday to the seaside town (or vice versa, depending on one's view).
Their journey to Sidmouth would mean that they would pass close by the Moylurgian capital of Wilton, and so Austenasia's first official state visit was arranged, with the group of Austenasians agreeing to meet with HM King Declan I of Moylurg in Wilton. Crown Prince Jonathan, as well as representing Austenasia as its Prime Minister and Chief Ambassador was delegated ambassadorial powers by King Calum I and Midget Fuhrer Thomas IV to represent the Kingdom of the Grove and the Midget Nation-in-Exile respectively. It was decided that a treaty would be signed during the meeting, signatory to which would be Moylurg and Copan (ruled by Declan I), and Austenasia, the Grove, and the Midget Nation, represented by the Crown Prince.
The Austenasians arrived in Wilton at roughly 10:55, and met the King and his mother. The latter then left, and the former took the Austenasians to see the nearby Wilton Carpet Factory and shopping village. The Princess, Vicereine, and Dame Joyce looked at the shops while the King and Crown Prince walked to a nearby clearing by the River Wylye and signed the Treaty of Wilton at 11:47. Under the terms of the Treaty, all five represented nations recognised each other as sovereign states or nations; Austenasia and Moylurg entered into an alliance; Copan, the Grove, and the Midget Nation entered into an alliance; and all five nations pledged peace and friendship to each other. The national leaders then returned to the shopping village and reconvened with the three other Austenasians. The group ate lunch in a nearby café before the Austenasians left to continue on their journey to Sidmouth.
Austenasia to Dorzhabad, 24 February 2011
On 24 February 2011, Crown Prince Jonathan travelled by train to Cambridge railway station. There he met with Daniel Morris, Prime Minister of Dorzhabad, and then with Morris' grandmother, who drove them to Greater Dorzhabad, the seat of Dorzhabadic government. Upon entry, the Crown Prince was given a visa and had it stamped. After a tour of Government House, the two leaders had a short walk to the Dorzhabadic capital, Drakenhelm, where the Crown Prince inspected a military facility intended to protect the country from the United Kingdom. The two leaders returned to Government House, and after discussing various diplomatic and political matters sampled the Dorzhabadic national dish of banoffee pie before the Crown Prince departed.