Arthur C. de Tourneau, Archduke of Duckionary
|His Royal Highness, Archduke of Duckionary|
|Archduke of Duckionary|
|Reign||10 March 2022 – present|
|Coronation||25 August 2023|
|Predecessor||Self (as President)|
|President of Duckionary|
24 August 2018 – 10 March 2022
|Succeeded by||Self (as Archduke)|
|Website||Archduke's personal site|
Archduke Arthur I of Duckionary (Arthur Constantin de Tourneau), is a micronationalist and the current reigning Archduke of the Parliamentary Monarchy of Duckionary, encompassing all its Crown Lands. He ascended to the leadership on 24 August 2018, initially assuming the roles of Emperor, Chancellor, and President of Duckionary in a personal capacity until 09 March 2022.
He is also sometimes referred to within Duckionary as "Arthur the Angel".
Since 10 March 2022, Archduke Arthur I has held the official title of Archduke of Duckionary. The formal coronation ceremony is scheduled to take place on 25 August 2023, further solidifying his position as the nation's sovereign. Additionally, he has held the de jure position of Prime Minister of Duckionary since 10 March 2022.
During his reign, he developed the motto for the Archducal family, which is "Gracia nos ducit" or "Grace leads us" in English. This is meant to share the family's Catholic outlook on life and values.
Archduke Arthur I's tenure and multifaceted roles exemplify his dedication to Duckionary's governance and advancement. His leadership, both as the head of state and as a prime ministerial figure, signifies his commitment to guiding Duckionary towards prosperity, stability, and the fulfillment of its national objectives.
Engagement in Duckionary and other micronations
In addition to his role as reigning Archduke of the Parliamentary Monarchy of Duckionary, Arthur C. de Tourneau holds several prestigious positions and has notable connections within the micronational community. He is Chairman of the prestigious Civic Association of Duckionary and leads its activities and initiatives.
In addition, Arthur C. de Tourneau holds the honorable office of Grand Master of the Order of the Knights of Duckionary, demonstrating his commitment to upholding the noble traditions and values associated with this prestigious order.
Arthur C. de Tourneau has gained attention and recognition through his diplomatic efforts, including important meetings with the heads of state or representatives of Slowjamastan, Kugelmugel and Seborga. These meetings demonstrate his commitment to building alliances, promoting cooperation and dialogue between micronations.
Through his diverse assignments and international involvement, Arthur C. de Tourneau demonstrates his commitment to the prosperity of Duckionary, the preservation of its culture, and the promotion of harmonious relations within the micronational community.
Micro Euro Summit
In June 2022, Archduke Arthur C. de Tourneau, along with President Zar Antonov of Obscurium, organized the Micro Euro Summit 2022, which brought together leaders and representatives of various micronations in Chyše, Czech Republic, to discuss and deliberate on matters of mutual interest and cooperation. The success and significance of the summit paved the way for a sequel in 2023. The Micro Euro Summit 2023 took place in Chyše from 14-16 July 2023 and was attended by 25 persons. The organising committee has confirmed that there will be another Micro Euro Summit in 2024. Archduke Arthur C. de Tourneau's active involvement in organizing and promoting this event underscores his commitment to fostering diplomatic relations, facilitating dialogue, and promoting the common interests of the micronational community.
Main articles: Micro Euro Summit 2022
Titles, styles, and honours
Titles and styles
As Archduke of Duckionary, his full style and title is:
His Royal Highness Archduke Arthur I, Sovereign Head of the Royal House of Duckionary, by the Grace of God Archduke of Duckionary, Duke of Panagua, Duke of Arcanus, Sultan of Smolkanistan, Princely Count of Biberland, Count of Sandfield, Count of Kozel, Count of Lipinsula and Grand Master of the Order of Knights of Duckionary, etc., etc.
- General of the Order of the Golden Cockatoo (6 March 2022)
- Order of the Peace Duck (24 January 2022)
- Order of the Civic Association (24 January 2022)
- Order of the Royal Navy (24 January 2022)
- Royal Navy Expeditionary Participation Order (03 March 2023)
- Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the Sparrow (10 January 202)
- Medal for participation at Digi Micro Summit (29 July 2023)
- Order of the Polar Cross (12 August 2023)
- Knight in the Order of the Melting Mountain (12 August 2023)
- Racoon of Friendship Award (12 August 2023)
- Molossian Medal of Statesmanship (12 August 2023)
- MicroCon EU 2023
- Participation Medal MicroCon EU 2023 Ypres (12 August 2023)
- Diplomatic Service Medal (12 August 2023)
- Knight of the Most Illustrious Order of the Sleeping Dragon (25 June 2022)
- Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the Dancing Dragons (25 December 2021)
- Recipient of the Obscure Friendship Medal (4 July 2021)
- Recipient of the Medal of the Obelisk (11 March 2023)
- Recipient of the Medal of the Golden Dragon (15 July 2023)
- Recipient of the Silver Garlic Clove (15 July 2023)
- Federated Micronations of Musania:
- Honorary Postmaster of the Federated Micronations of Musania and the Postmaster’s Button (15 July 2023)
- Ultra-Richtig-Krasse und nützliche diplomatische Ehrung (15 July 2023)
- Vishwamitra (virtual awards)
- Grand Cordon of the Most Eminent Order of the Foxtail Orchid (11 January 2023)
- Recipient of the National Service Medal (15 April 2022)
- Recipient of the Civil Service Medal (15 April 2022)
- Recipient of the Commemorative Medal of the First Anniversary of the Vishwamitran Monarchy (8 June 2021)
- Recipient of the Commemorative Medal of the Crystal Jubilee of the Foundation of Vishwamitra (15 April 2022)
- Recipient of the Commemorative Medal of the 21st Birthday of Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy (11 January 2023)
- Duckionary: Admiral of the Royal Navy
- Duckionary: Captain of the Archducal Guard
- Dracul: Cadet First Class
- Karnia-Ruthenia: Honorary Colonel of the Imperial and Royal Regiment of Uhlans