Imperial Standard of Austenasia

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The Imperial Standard of the Empire of Austenasia.
The Imperial Standard of the Empire of Austenasia is the heraldic banner used by Jonathan I in his capacity as Emperor of Austenasia. Variations on the standard banner are used by other members of the Imperial Family as their own personal arms.

The Monarch

The Imperial Standard - adopted on 15 July 2011 by Act 154 (Imperial Standards) - is divided into four quadrants. The first and fourth quadrants represent the Empire and are comprised of the Austenasian Star, the Empire's national flag; the second quadrant represents the British town of Carshalton, from which the Empire declared independence in 2008, and is comprised of the crest of said town; the third quadrant is comprised of a Chi-Ro, which represents both the Christian identity of the Empire and the claim that the Monarch is successor to the Roman Emperors (the Chi-Ro being part of late classical Roman imperial insignia).

The Imperial Standard is flown when the Monarch is in residence in the Imperial Residence, and on a vehicle being used by the Monarch on official journeys. The Imperial Standard may only be flown at half-mast above a building or on board a boat in which the unburied body of a deceased Monarch is lying.

Other members of the Imperial Family

As stated by Act 154, Law 5:

Personal standards which are variants of the Imperial Standard may be used as personal heraldic banners by the Heir to the Throne, siblings of the Monarch, all descendants of the Monarch with the style of Imperial Highness, the spouse, parents, and grandparents of the Monarch, and any abdicated Monarchs.

Princes and Princesses

Standard Member of the Imperial Family Description
Imperial Standard of HIH Princess Caroline.png HIH Crown Princess Caroline
(2011 - present)
Daughter of the Monarch (2008 - 2010)
Daughter of a former Monarch (2010 - 2013)
Heir to the Throne, sister of the Monarch (2013 - present)
The Imperial Standard defaced with a label argent of three points, the first point having a heart as a brisure and the third point having a laurel wreath as a brisure.
Granted on 15 July 2011 by Act 154 (Imperial Standards), Law 7, Paragraph B.
Imperial Standard of HIH Princess Christine.png HIH Princess Christine
(2011 - present)
Sister of the Monarch (2008 - 2010)
Sister of a former Monarch (2010 - present)
The Imperial Standard defaced with a label argent of three points, the first point having a rose as a brisure.
Granted on 15 July 2011 by Act 154 (Imperial Standards), Law 7, Paragraph C.
Imperial Standard of HIH Princess Pauline.png HIH Princess Pauline
(2011 - present)
Sister of the Monarch (2008 - 2010)
Sister of a former Monarch (2010 - present)
The Imperial Standard defaced with a label argent of three points, the second point having a rose as a brisure.
Granted on 15 July 2011 by Act 154 (Imperial Standards), Law 7, Paragraph D.
Imperial Standard of Princess Julie.png HIH Princess Julie
(2011 - present)
Sister of the Monarch (2008 - 2010)
Sister of a former Monarch (2010 - present)
The Imperial Standard defaced with a label argent of three points, the third point having a rose as a brisure.
Granted on 15 July 2011 by Act 154 (Imperial Standards), Law 7, Paragraph E.

Former Princes and Princesses

Standard Member of the Imperial Family Description
Imperial Standard of HIH Crown Prince Jonathan.png HIH Crown Prince Jonathan
(2011 - 2013)
Heir to the Throne, son of the Monarch (2008 - 2010)
Heir to the Throne, son of a former Monarch (2010 - 2013)
The Imperial Standard defaced with a label argent of three points, the first and third points having a laurel wreath as brisures, and the second point having a Chi-Ro as a brisure.
Granted on 15 July 2011 by Act 154 (Imperial Standards), Law 7, Paragraph A. Replaced with the Imperial Standard proper upon his ascension to the Throne as HIM Emperor Jonathan I on 20 January 2013.

Former consorts

Standard Consort Description
Imperial Standard of Lady Margaret Austen.png HIH Emperor Mother Margaret
(2011 - present)
Consort of Terry I (2008 - 2010)
The Imperial Standard (in the dexter half) impaled with an azure lion rampant on an or background (in the sinister half).
Granted on 15 July 2011 by Act 154 (Imperial Standards), Law 7, Paragraph G.

Former Monarchs

Standard Former Monarch Description
Imperial Standard of the former Emperor Terry I.png HIH Emperor Father Terry
(2011 - present)
HIM Emperor Terry I (2008 - 2010)
The Imperial Standard defaced with a label sable of five points (the second and fourth point having an or lion rampant as brisures) and with a laurel wreath as used in the Coat of Arms of the Empire of Austenasia as an emblem in the centre of the standard enclosing the arms of the House of Austen as an inescutcheon.
Granted on 15 July 2011 by Act 154 (Imperial Standards), Law 7, Paragraph H. Amended by Decree XXXIII Jon. I on 6 July 2017 to include the inescutcheon of the Austen coat of arms.
Imperial Standard of the former Emperor Esmond III.png HIH Lord Esmond McLaughlin, 3rd Duke of Royton
(2011 - present)
HIM Emperor Esmond III (2010 - 2011)
The Imperial Standard defaced with a label sable of five points (the first and fifth point having an azure lion rampant and the third point having a laurel wreath as brisures) and with a laurel wreath as used in the Coat of Arms of the Empire of Austenasia as an emblem in the centre of the standard.
Granted on 21 September 2011 by Decree I Dec. I.
Imperial Standard of the former Emperor Declan I.png Declan Mac Donnchadha-Houghton, Count of Borken
(2013 - 2017)
HIM Emperor Declan I (2010 - 2013)
The Imperial Standard defaced with a label sable of five points (the second and fourth point having a laurel wreath and the third point having a heart gules as brisures) and with a laurel wreath as used in the Coat of Arms of the Empire of Austenasia as an emblem in the centre of the standard.
Granted on 27 January 2013 by Edict II Jon. I; revoked on 6 July 2017 by Decree XXXIII Jon. I.

Ancestors of Monarchs

Standard Member of the Imperial Family Description
Imperial Standard of Dame Bette Austen.png HIH Dame Bette Austen, DHJ
(2011 - 2012)
Emperor Mother of Terry I (2008 - 2010)
The Imperial Standard defaced with a label azure of three points, the second point having a heart as a brisure.
Granted on 15 July 2011 by Act 154 (Imperial Standards), Law 7, Paragraph F. Deceased 12 October 2012.
Imperial Standard of Emperor Mother Michelle.png HRH Princess Michelle
(2012 -2017)
Emperor Mother of Declan I (2010 - 2013)
The Imperial Standard defaced with a label azure of three points, the first and third points each having a rose as a brisure.
Granted on 27 July 2012 by Edict V Dec. I; revoked on 6 July 2017 by Decree XXXIII Jon. I.
Imperial Standard of Emperor Grandmother Marjorie.png HRH Princess Marjorie
(2012 - 2017)
Emperor Grandmother of Declan I (2010 - 2013)
The Imperial Standard defaced with a label azure of five points, the second and fourth points each having a rose as a brisure.
Granted on 27 July 2012 by Edict V Dec. I; revoked on 6 July 2017 by Decree XXXIII Jon. I.
Imperial Standard of Emperor Grandmother Joyce.png HIH Emperor Grandmother Joyce
(2013 - 2018)
Emperor Grandmother of Jonathan I (2013 - 2018)
The Imperial Standard defaced with a label azure of five points, the second and fourth points each having a bezant and the third point having a lion sejant or as brisures.
Granted on 27 January 2013 by Edict II Jon. I. Deceased 2 November 2018.