Alexander I of the Nortonians

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Alexander I
Official Royal Portrait of the King, 2022
King of the Nortonians
Reign 30 May 2022 – present
Inauguration 30 May 2022
Predecessor himself, as President of Norton
Prime Minister Thomas Jacobs
Esty Carpentieri
House Hargreaves
Religion Roman Catholicism

Alexander I (born 6 July 2005) is King of the Nortonians and through the crown, Duke of Regionem Capitis, having acceded to the throne following the abolition of republican government within the Norton state and the subsequent establishment of the Kingdom of Norton, under the house of De Lavigne-Hargreaves.

Formerly, a Nortonian micronational politician and diplomat, he served as President of the State of Norton and Leader of the National Conservative Party from July 2021 until the abolition of the republican structure of government in May 2022. The King also maintains an active political life outside of Norton, in a range of micronations. He served as both the Secretary of State for Local Government and the President of the Chamber of Representatives in Roscamistan until August 2022, while also serving as Prime Minister in the Pinangese Republic.

Early life

Rafe Burfield was born in Dorchester, Dorset on 6 July 2005, to Aynsley Lavigne-Hargreaves and Matthew Burfield. Rafe Burfield has dual nationality, being a citizen of both the United Kingdom and Australia. Rafe attended a boarding prep school before attending a private boarding secondary and sixth form, where he was fortunate enough to meet Queen Elizabeth II.

Political views

Thatcherism and National Conservatism are two different types of conservatism, however Rafe's politics has been described as a "blend of the two". Rafe created the National Conservative Party when Norton was founded, and it is still the micronation's largest political party. Through tight control of the money supply, privatisation, and restrictions on the labour and union movement, the President tries to promote low inflation, a limited state (while removing regional and local council power) and free markets. The President is an outspoken opponent of communism, Marxism, and socialism, and has called for the Communist Party of Norton to be outlawed because of their far-left extremist ideas (he never banned them however). Rafe is a member of the Conservative Party (UK) and the Liberal Party (Australia) and is a passionate proponent of Brexit in Macronational politics.

Micronational career

Development of the State of Norton

On 6 July 2021, the State of Norton was established. The nation's first home was on a 1-acre plot of land in the English county of Dorset. Two days after the declaration of independence was signed on 8 July 2021, the nation moved to its current location: a 4-acre plot of land at the bottom of Ham Hill National Park in the picturesque village of Norton Sub Hamdon (the previous site transitioned into the constituent province of Sarum). The first senate election was conducted soon after the state was formed, and the National Conservative Party swept to victory, capturing 8 of the 12 seats (6 seats must be obtained to form a majority government). A week later, the state's first presidential election was held with the National Conservative Party candidate, Rafe Burfield, receiving 10 out of the 12 senate votes.

President of the State of Norton

The State of Norton was a multi-party democracy with a presidential republic. Every six years, the President was elected to serve as both the head of state and the head of the executive. According to the constitution, the President can be elected for two consecutive terms, but must thereafter leave office for at least one term (6 years) before running for re-election. Burfield was elected as the first President in July 2021, serving until the abolition of the position in May 2022. The President also served as the Chairman of the Executive and National Cabinets, as well as the Commander-in-Chief of the Nortonian Defence Forces. The President's constitutional obligation is to nominate and remove a Prime Minister who would serve as the country's head of government.

Establishment of the Kingdom of Norton

With the establishment of the monarchy and the founding of the Kingdom of Norton, he acceded to the throne becoming King of the Nortonians and subsequently Duke of Fontainebleau. Upon his inauguration on 30 May 2022, Burfield adopted the regnal name "Alexander" - becoming Alexander I of Norton. The Kingdom of Norton is a constitutional monarchy in which the monarch serves as the ceremonial Head of State and commander-in-chief of the Royal Nortonian Armed Forces.

Titles, styles, honours, and arms

Styles of
Alexander I of Norton
Royal Monogram of King Alexander I of Norton.svg
Reference styleHis Majesty
Spoken styleYour Majesty
Alternative styleSir

Titles, and styles

  • 6 July 2005 – 6 July 2021: Master Rafe Burfield
  • 6 July 2021 – 8 July 2021: The Right Honourable Rafe Burfield
  • 8 July 2021 – 30 May 2022: His Excellency Rafe Burfield
  • 30 May 2022 – present: His Majesty The King

Places named in his honour

  • On 30 May 2022, the Government of Norton renamed the provincial capital of Waldflache to Alexandertown from Metropole-Imperium, to celebrate the transition to a monarchy and the coronation of Alexander I.
  • On 19 June 2022, the main building of the Estates General was renamed as Alexander House from Legislature House.

Standards and arms

COA of the Nortonian Monarch.svg
Royal Monogram of King Alexander I of Norton.svg
Royal Standard of the Nortonian Monarch.svg
Personal Escutcheon of the Nortonian Monarch.svg
Coat of arms as King of the Nortonians
(2022 – present)
Royal cypher as King of the Nortonians
(2022 – present)
Royal Standard as King of the Nortonians


Personal escutcheon


Two Saints Banner of the Nortonian Monarch.svg
Kingdom of Norton Personal banner
(2022 – )

Other national honours


Former honours
State honours

Foreign honours

Queenslandian territories