Adammic order of precedence

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The order of precedence of the Empire of Adammia is legally defined by Imperial Decree XVI. There are also other, de-facto elements of the order of precedence which relate to titles which were not considered by Decree XVI or were not created at the time. This de-facto order of precedence has been influenced by documents such as the Military of Adammia's General Manual, which specifies the number of guns to be fired in salutes to different officials. Generally speaking, only styles from the de-jure order of precedence are used in a person's official full style and manner of address.

De-jure order of precedence

"John" and "Mary" are example names only.

  • His Imperial Majesty the Emperor / Her Imperial Majesty the Empress
  • Her Imperial Highness the Empress (consort) / His Imperial Highness the Prince Consort / Her Imperial Highness the Princess Consort (married)
  • His Imperial Highness Crown Prince John / Her Imperial Highness Crown Princess Mary
  • His Imperial Highness Prince John / Her Imperial Highness Princess Mary
  • His Imperial Highness Emperor Father John Smith / Her Imperial Highness Emperor Mother Mary Smith
  • His Illustrious Highness Prince Consort John / Her Illustrious Highness Princess Consort Mary (unmarried)
  • His Grace John Smith, Archduke of East Adammia / Her Grace Mary Smith, Archduchess of East Adammia
  • Colonial governors - style varies
  • His Grace John Smith, Duke of Tytannia / Her Grace Mary Smith, Duchess of Tytannia
  • His Lordship John Smith, Grand Master of the Ordo Vladius / Her Lordship Mary Smith, Grand Master of the Ordo Vladius
  • Lower subdivision nobles - style varies
  • Sir John Smith, Knight Commander of the Order of Adammia / Madam Mary Smith, Dame Commander of the Order of Adammia
  • Sir John Smith, Knight of the Ordo Vladius / Madam Mary Smith, Dame of the Ordo Vladius
  • Sir John Smith, Knight of the Order of Adammia / Madam Mary Smith, Dame of the Order of Adammia
  • John Smith Esquire, Knight Apprentice of the Ordo Vladius (defunct)

De-facto order of precedence

The examples given assume that the individual has no other positions. In reality this is not often the case - indeed most ministers are either a member of the Imperial family or the nobility.

Position On envelopes Salutation in letter Oral address
Imperial Family
Emperor / Empress of Adammia His Imperial Majesty Emperor John I / Her Imperial Majesty Empress Mary I Your Imperial Majesty Your Imperial Majesty, and thereafter as Sire / Ma'am
Empress (consort) / Prince Consort / Princess Consort (married) Her Imperial Highness Empress Mary / His Imperial Highness Prince Consort John Your Imperial Highness Your Imperial Highness, and thereafter as Sir / Madam
Crown Prince / Crown Princess His Imperial Highness Crown Prince John / Her Imperial Highness Crown Princess Mary Your Imperial Highness Your Imperial Highness, and thereafter as Sir / Madam
Prince / Princess His Imperial Highness Prince John / Her Imperial Highness Princess Mary Your Imperial Highness Your Imperial Highness, and thereafter as Sir / Madam
Emperor Father / Emperor Mother His Imperial Highness Emperor Father John Smith / Her Imperial Highness Emperor Mother Mary Smith Your Imperial Highness Your Imperial Highness, and thereafter as Sir / Madam
Prince Consort / Princess Consort (unmarried) His Illustrious Highness Prince Consort John / Her Illustrious Highness Princess Consort Mary Your Illustrious Highness Your Illustrious Highness, and thereafter as Sir / Madam [1]
Higher officers of state
Prime Minister John Smith PM Prime Minister Prime Minister, and thereafter as Sir / Madam
Lord / Lady Chancellor His Lordship John Smith, Lord Chancellor of State / Her Ladyship Mary Smith, Lady Chancellor of State Your Lordship / Your Ladyship Your Lordship / Your Ladyship, and thereafter as My Lord / My Lady / Sir / Madam
Higher nobility
Archduke / Archduchess His Grace John Smith, Archduke of East Adammia / Her Grace Mary Smith, Archduchess of East Adammia Your Grace Your Grace, and thereafter as Sir / Madam
Duke / Duchess His Grace John Smith, Duke of Tytannia / Her Grace Mary Smith, Duchess of Tytannia Your Grace Your Grace, and thereafter as Sir / Madam
Lower offices of state
Deputy Prime Minister John Smith DPM Deputy Prime Minister Minister, and thereafter as Sir / Madam
Minister John Smith, Minister of (department) Minister Minister, and thereafter as Sir / Madam
Higher military officers
Field Marshal of the Adammic Army / Grand Admiral of the Adammic Navy / Air Chief Marshal of the Adammic Air Force Field Marshal John Smith / Grand Admiral John Smith / Air Chief Marshal John Smith Field Marshal Smith / Grand Admiral Smith / Air Chief Marshal Smith Sir / Madam
General / Admiral / Air Marshal General John Smith / Admiral John Smith / Air Marshal John Smith General Smith / Admiral Smith / Air Marshal Smith Sir / Madam
Lower nobility
Princess of Burghlia Her Highness Princess Mary of Burghlia Your Highness Your Highness, and thereafter Ma'am
Grand Duke of El Grandens His Grace John Smith, Grand Duke of El Grandens Your Grace Your Grace, and thereafter Sir
Shogun of Dearneland Shogun John Smith of Dearneland Shogun Shogun
Lord of Kappania Lord John Smith of Kappania Your Lordship Your Lordship, and thereafter as My Lord / Sir
Other colonial governor John Smith, Governor of Alluria Governor Governor, and thereafter as Sir / Madam
Grand Master of the Ordo Vladius Lord John Smith, Grand Master of the Ordo Vladius Grand Master / Your Lordship Grand Master / Your Lordship, and thereafter as Master / Sir / My Lord
Count / Countess Lord John Smith, Count of Sapientia / Lady Mary Smith, Countess of Sapientia Your Lordship / Your Ladyship Your Lordship / Your Ladyship, and thereafter as My Lord / My Lady / Sir / Madam
Baron / Baroness Lord John Smith, Baron of Adamsville / Lady Mary Smith, Baroness of Adamsville Your Lordship / Your Ladyship Your Lordship / Your Ladyship, and thereafter as My Lord / My Lady / Sir / Madam
Chivalric orders
Knight / Dame Commander of the Order of Adammia Sir John Smith COA / Madam Mary Smith COA Sir John / Madam Mary Sir / Ma'am
Knight / Dame of the Ordo Vladius Sir John Smith KOV / Madam Mary Smith DOV Sir John / Madam Mary Sir / Ma'am
Knight / Dame of the Order of Adammia Sir John Smith KOA / Madam Mary Smith DOA Sir John / Madam Mary Sir / Ma'am
Lower military officers
Colonel / Vice-Admiral / Commodore Colonel John Smith / Vice-Admiral John Smith / Commodore John Smith Colonel Smith / Vice-Admiral Smith / Commodore Smith Sir / Madam
Major / Rear-Admiral / Wing Commander Major John Smith / Rear-Admiral John Smith / Wing Commander John Smith Major Smith / Rear-Admiral Smith / Wing Commander Smith Sir / Madam
Captain / Squadron Leader Captain John Smith / Squadron Leader John Smith Captain Smith / Squadron Leader Smith Sir / Madam
Lieutenant / Commander Lieutenant John Smith / Commander John Smith Lieutenant Smith / Commander Smith Sir / Madam

References

  1. The Emperor would usually address the Princess Consort as "My lady"