Monarchy of Ebenthal

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King of Ebenthal
Monarchy
Federal
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Incumbent
Arthur II

Style His Most Gracious Majesty
Heir apparent Élida, Princess of Belmonte
First monarch Arthur I
Formation 11 August 2014


The monarchy of Ebenthal is at the core of Ebenthal's federal and aristocratic structure. It is the constitutional monarchy under a semi-parliamentary aristocratic system, where the monarch is both Head of State and Co-Head of Government. The sovereign is the personification of the Ebenthali state and is King of Ebenthal as a matter of constitutional law. The current Ebenthali monarch is King Arthur II, who has reigned since 29 December 2019. Arthur's eldest sister, Princess Élida, is heir apparent.

The monarch and his or her immediate family undertake various official, ceremonial, diplomatic and representational duties. As the monarchy is constitutional, the monarch retains executive political functions such appointing the Premier, sanctioning or vetoing over laws, dismissing the parliament, naming legislative representants and bestowing honors and titles. The monarch is commander-in-chief of the Ebenthali Armed Forces. The ultimate formal executive authority over the government of the Ebenthal is still by and through the monarch's royal prerogative.

History

On 28 Januray 2014, King Arthur I established the Throne of Roschfallen, declaring the private property of his family in the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro, Magé and Saquarema as an country independent from the Federative Republic of Brazil. As the country underwent it's organization, discontent over the political course of the nation began to emerge, and Lord Arthur of Gallar, Counselor for Gros Morne, declared independence of over half that department, and along with other former Roschfallenian nobles, proclaimed the Kingdom of Ebenthal in 11 August 2014. He was crowned High King and reigned as Arthur I of Ebenthal until his abdication in 24 June 2019. He was succeeded by his brother as High King Mateus I, who reigned until his deposition over a tremendous political crisis in 27 September 2019. A regency was established and the crown was offered to the same King Arthur I of Roschfallen, who abdicated that throne in order to become the third High King of Ebenthal as Arthur II in 29 December 2019. In 13 May 2020, Arthur II proposed a constitutional ammendment to change his title from High King to King, arguing that a High King is necessarily a ruler over other Kings. The ammendment was approved by seven votes to five, four abstensions. In 15 August 2020 the King issued a decree changing his styles from Illustrious Majesty to Most Gracious Majesty and thos of his consort, heir and heir-by-jure-uxoris, from Illustrious Highness to Gracious Highness.

Constitutional role

The King is both head of state and head of government of the nation and his position is hereditary. He appoints the Premier, who in turn appoints the Ministers of State, who assist in government. Legislative power is exercised through the Conclave, the national unicameral legislature. Judiciary authorities exercise jurisdictional duties almost exclusively through the Tribune of Truth.

According to Ebenthali law, the Monarch has sole prerogative over the following:

  • The power to issue Royal Decrees and Royal Edicts.
  • The power to name a Grand Vizier.
  • The power to call a referendum.
  • The power to veto Acts of Parliament by not giving Royal Consent.
  • The power to appoint Representatives to the Cabinet.
  • The power to enter people into all of the Ebenthali Orders of Chivalry.
  • The power to grant peerages and titles.
  • The power to appoint the Truchsesses and the Seneschal of the Tribune of Truth.
  • The power to govern eventual Crown Dependencies, either directly or through the appointment of either a ruling body or a governor.
  • The right to have a inviolable person.

List of monarchs

No. Name Portrait Arms Reign Era
Reign duration
House Title
I Arthur I
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11 August
2014
24 June
2019
First Arthurian era
6 years,  1 month, 17 days
House of Beato High King of Ebenthal
II Mateus I
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24 June
2019
27 September
2019
Mateusian era
1 year, 3 months, 4 days
House of Beato High King of Ebenthal
III Arthur II
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29 December
2019
present Second Arthurian era
8 months,  30 days
House of Brum King of Ebenthal
First Grand Duke, Prince, Lord and King of Roschfallen. Third Prince Imperial of Schneeblutig and nineth Hereditary Baron of Roches. Called "the Fair" and "the Somber", he was the main author the constitution of the Kingdom of Roschfallen as well of the Schneeblutigan Empire. He was also the Ministry of the Imperial and Royal Household of the Karno-Ruthenian Empire, diplomat and senator by the Liberal Party of the Kingdom of Manso.

Arms and symbols

Titles

All members of the Royal Family are entitled as Princes of Ebenthal with the treatment of Royal Highness, except for the apparent heir who is titles Prince of Belmonte with the treatment of Gracious Highness and the monarch, titled as King and referred to as Most Gracious Majesty. All consorts inherit their companion's titles and treatments, no matter religion or marital situation (if the consort was previously married, for example), which the only exception being that of homossexual consorts, titled in a manner that doesn't affect the priority of their consort's titles. A monarch's parent, if once reigned, may be titled either King-Father or Queen-Mother. Individual and life-long titles may be granted to members of the family.

Noble titles can be either individual or hereditary and can also be granted upon a family. All nobles are treated by Excellency and titles are barons, counts, marquises and dukes. A characteristic of the Ebenthali nobility is the absence of the title of viscount, and also the existance of the title of archduke, although no people has even been granted this title.

King of Ebenthel Crown.png King (Rei) Prince of Belmonte Crown.png Prince of Belmonte (Príncipe de Belmonte) Prince of Ebenthal Crown.png Prince of Ebenthal (Príncipe de Ebenthal) Coronet of Ebenthali Archduke.png Archduke (Arquiduque) Coronet of Ebenthali Duke.png Duke (Duque) Coronet of Ebenthali Marquis.png Marquis (Marquês) Coronet of Ebenthali Count.png Count (Conde) Coronet of Ebenthali Baron.png Baron (Barão)

Properties

The Ebenthali Royal Family possesses and lives in a series of palaces and houses across the country:

  • Kings Palace, Gillisburgh; residence to the King.
  • Ignatius Castle, Gillisburgh; residence to the Baron of Roches, Princesses Laíze, Laura and Sophia and Prince Heitor.
  • Central Hill Palace, Gillisburgh; residence to Princess Élida and Prince Heitor.
  • Oranges Royal Apartment, Gillisburgh; residence to Princesses Eleine, Alice and Lara and Prince Theo.
  • Fernandine Complex, Belmonte; residence to most of the King's maternal relatives.
  • Summer Palace, Abyssi; summer residence to the Royal Family.

Line of succession to the Ebenthali throne

The Ebenthali monarchy works through absolute primogeniture and holds absolutelly no requiriments in marriages. All relatives to the High King are included in the line of succession to the throne and may remain this way unless the King chose otherwise; he is the only person to hold power over matters concerning the crown and is not subjugated to any parliamentary approvement to do so.

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