Monarchy of Baustralia
|King of Baustralia
since 20 June 2017
|Prince John, Duke of Kingston
|20 June 2017
|Monarchy of Baustralia
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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, 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 its monarchy, came to mind when the King John 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.
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 happened only twice, where John appointed John Timpson to be 1st Prime Minister. Most have been appointed by His Majesty through consensus by election. Some through resignations of the entire party from government, and Doig from a shift in balance through by-elections.
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.
The successor of the throne is absolute primogeniture, where elder children will inherit before younger. The line of succession is directly from John, Duke of Kingston, as of December 2022, will pass to the Duke, but not to his half-brother, Justin. Presently, if no heir is found, John is at liberty to choose an heir, but has not yet done so. This is enforced by 6 John 1 c. 18.
Originally, succession was male-preference primogeniture. Due to the fact that there is no issue of John, the throne would have passed to Lord John Timpson, all written in 2 John 1 c. 4. It also stated that due to the charges laid on the then-Princess 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
| House of Caravaggio
(2017 – )
20 June 2017 –
|7 June 2003
Son of Prince John, Duke of Kingston
and Susan, Duchess of Kingston
|Living, age20 years, 250 days