Monarchy of Baustralia

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King of Baustralia
Royal coat of arms of Baustralia.svg
Incumbent
John I of Baustralia in Church Dress, 2018 CROP.JPG
John I
since 20 June 2017 (2017-06-20)
Details
Style His Majesty
Heir apparent John Timpson, Duke of Cascadia
First monarch John I
Formation 20 June 2017
Appointer Hereditary

The monarchy of Baustralia, commonly referred to as the Baustralian monarchy, is the constitutional monarchy of Baustralia. The current monarch and head of state, John I, created, and ascended to the throne 20 June 2017.

The monarch and family undertake various official, ceremonial, diplomatic and representational duties. As the monarchy is constitutional, the monarch is limited to non-partisan functions such as bestowing honours and appointing the Prime Minister. The monarch is commander-in-chief of the Baustralian Armed Forces. Though the ultimate formal executive authority over the government of Baustralia is still by and through the monarch's royal prerogative, these powers may only be used according to laws enacted in Parliament and, in practice, within the constraints of convention and precedent.

The idea for the formation of Baustralia, and therefore it's monarchy, came to mind when the King John I was doing a geography project on types of governments. Upon researching, John stumbled upon Sealand, and Molossia. After careful thought and planning came the formation.

Then, the king and John Timpson started work on the constitution, and upon royal approval, the Kingdom became a constitutional monarchy, based upon the likes of the United Kingdom.

Constitutional role

Appointment of the prime minister

Whenever necessary, the monarch is responsible for appointing a new prime minister (who by convention appoints and may dismiss every other Minister of the Crown, and thereby constitutes and controls the government). In accordance with unwritten constitutional conventions, the sovereign must appoint an individual who commands the support of the House of Commons, usually the leader of the party or coalition that has a majority in that House. The prime minister takes office by attending the monarch in private audience, and after "kissing hands" that appointment is immediately effective without any other formality or instrument.

This has only happened once, where John I appointed John Timpson to be 1st Prime Minister. The rest have been appointed by His Majesty through consensus by election.

Royal prerogative

Theoretically, the monarch has the right, or royal prerogative, to dismiss any act, bill, order, or minister. However, this has only happened once, when the King controversially revoked a Royal Order regarding land claims of the dominion of Fox Islands. This differs from the royal prerogative system of the United Kingdom, where the monarch does not require parliamentary consent to impose new taxes, and Parliament cannot override prerogative decisions.

This is viewed by some as a de facto absolute monarchy, where Parliament is only a supplement to the King.

Succession laws

The successor of the throne is mainly by male-preference primogeniture, where a son will inherit before a daughter, and elder children will inherit before younger. However, for fear of dissolution, the monarch denied his parents and their ancestors a position on the throne. Due to the fact that there is no issue of John, the throne shall pass to Sir John Timpson, all written in 2 John 1 c. 4. It also states that due to the charges laid on Katelynn of Wabasso, John's sister, she may also not reign. This was enforced in her abdication of Edstmae, 1 Kat. and 1 John 1 c. 1.

List of Baustralian monarchs

Name Portrait Arms Birth Marriages Death Claim
Badge of the Caravaggio's.svg House of Caravaggio Badge of the Caravaggio's.svg
(2017 – )
John I
Jacob Patrick
20 June 2017 –
Portrait of John I of Baustralia, 2018, by Katelynn and Jacob of Edstmae.JPG Royal shield of arms of Baustralia.svg 7 June 2003
Toronto
Son of John of Kingston
and Susan of Kingston
Does not appear Unmarried Living, age 16 years, 74 days

Timeline of Baustralian monarchs

John IHouse of Caravaggio