Heitor, Prince of Altenburg

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Prince Heitor
Prince of Altenburg
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Born10 September 2011 (2011-09-10) (age 10)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Full name
Heitor Schlotterbeck Brum
HouseBrum
FatherFelipe Schlotterbeck
MotherPrincess Élida of Ebenthal
ReligionRoman Catholicism
OccupationJunior student
Ebenthali Royal Family
House of Brum
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Armando, 5th Baron of Roches

Children

HM Arthur II
HRH Princess Élida
HRH Princess Laíze
HRH Princess Eleine
HRH Princess Laura
HRH Princess Sophia
Grandchildren
HRH Heitor, Prince of Altenburg
HRH Prince Theo
HRH Prince Lorenzo
HRH Princess Alice
HRH Princess Lara

Heitor, Prince of Altenburg (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 10 September 2011) is the heir presumptive to the throne of Ebenthal as nephew to King Arthur II through his older sister, Princess Élida of Ebenthal. He became Prince of Altenburg upon becoming heir to the throne, instead of Prince of Belmonte as traditionally, thus separating the roles of heir to the national throne to that of sub-national monarch.

Prince Heitor became heir to the throne upon his mother's renunciation of her dynastic rights at request of the King. Unlike his mother, Heitor is actively engaged in micronationalism under his uncle's tutelage, having read speeches and swearing to the Constitution of Ebenthal upon his appointment as crown prince.

Biography

Early life and education

Prince Heitor was born in Rio de Janeiro being the only son of Élida, Princess of Belmonte to Felipe Schlotterbeck, both respectively the leading ballet dancers at the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro. By his mother's side, he is the second nephew to King Arthur II of Ebenthal as well as second grandson to Armando, 5th Baron of Roches. He was baptized at the Church of Saint Jude the Apostle, having as godparents Princess Laíze of Ebenthal and Mr. Alexandre Moraes, a friend of the family.

From an early age, Prince Heitor enrolled at Applicated College Ao Cubo in the neighbourhood of Laranjeiras, bordering Gillisburgh, where he lives at the Central Hill Palace. Very active, the Prince is a swimmer and is an orange belt in karate, and has an intermediate level of English.

Micronationalism

Heir to the Ebenthali throne

In February 2021, during a private festivity at the Central Hill Palace, King Arthur II asked the then Prince Heitor of Ebenthal if he was interested in take an active role in the Ebenthali monarchy and day-to-day affairs, as the young prince is very interested in geopolitical-related stuff such as maps and flags, and he accepted. The King planned, then, for Heitor to become his apparent heir, as, being the only son to the heiress of the throne, he was already the presumptive heir.

In 11 April 2021 Princess Élida, Heitor's mother, resigned her dynastical rights as asked and instructed by her brother, the King, and act which came into force simultaneously with the Belmontine Act, by which the heir to the Ebenthali throne would be forever disconected from the Principality of Belmonte and thus wouldn't use the Prince of Belmonte title. Instead, Prince Heitor was created Prince of Bruges,[1] a title which evokes the homonymous birthplace of the House of Brum[2] "symbolizing the Clan's future" according to King Arthur. The monarch also stated that the fact that the title evokes the family's ancient birthplace into a person who represents the family's future is, alongside with the fact that the Prince is an active micronationalist, different from his mothers, works as a mean and symbol to perpetuate the Clan Brum at the Ebenthali throne.

The parliament convened that same day and recognized Prince Heitor as the heir to the throne. In the event of the King's absence, incapability, abdication or death, Heitor is to become King of Ebenthal and a regency on the person of the Seneschal of Ebenthal shall rule as long as the king remains a minor. On the occasion, the new Prince of Altenburg swore loyalty to the King and constitution.

Titles, styles and honours

Styles of
Heitor, Prince of Altenburg
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Reference styleHis Royal Highness
Spoken styleYour Royal Highness
Alternative styleSire

Titles and styles

  • 28 January 2014 – 29 December 2019: His Serene Highness Prince Heitor of Roschfallen
  • 29 December 2019 – 11 April 2021: His Royal Highness Prince Heitor of Ebenthal
  • 11 April 2021 – present: His Royal Highness The Prince of Altenburg

Honours

National honours

As the Prince of Bruges, Heitor is a recipient of the following orders:

Foreign honours

References

  1. Ministry of Information. Ebenthal has a new crown prince. Published on 26 April 2021. Retrieved on 30 August 2021.
  2. "DEBOOMVANDESTOKERS". Retrieved 30 August 2021.
  3. Emperor King (24 December 2021). "Imperial and Royal Decree n. 225-2O21, 24 December 2021". Persenburg Citadel.
  4. Reina Maria. "Letters Patent No. 28".