Monarchy of Ebenthal
|King of Ebenthal|
since 29 December 2019
|Heir apparent||Heitor, Prince of Bruges|
|First monarch||Arthur I|
|Formation||11 August 2014|
|Residence||Kings Palace, Gillisburgh|
The monarchy of Ebenthal is the political institution at the core of Ebenthal's federal and aristocratic structure. It is a constitutional monarchy under a parliamentary system, whereas the monarch is both Head of State and co-Head of Government. The Sovereign is the embodiment of the Ebenthali State and is King of Ebenthal as a matter of constitutional law. The third and current Ebenthali monarch is King Arthur II, who has reigned since 29 December 2019. Arthur's second nephew, Heitor, Prince of Bruges, 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 [extensive] executive political functions such appointing the Prime Minister, sanctioning or vetoing over laws, dismissing the parliament, appointing members of the upper chamber 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.
On 28 January 2014, Arthur Brum established the Kingdom of Roschfallen, declaring the private property of his family in the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro, Magé and Saquarema as a sovereign country independent from the Federative Republic of Brazil. On the course of the following months, Arthur gathered friends to form a government, and in some cases these friends added their families' properties into the kingdom. Those whose lands and territories were added to Roschfallen were immediatly given feudal control over their lands under the King's suzerainity. As the country underwent its organization, discontent over the political structure of the nation began to emerge and ultimately led to Ebenthal's independence; Lord Arthur of Gallar, Counselor for the Gros Morne Deparment, whose much of the lands belonged to his family, declared his feud's independent on which he was supported by a bunch of Roschfallenian landed nobles. Arthur's lands and those of the minor nobles who followed him were added and formed the Kingdom of Ebenthal, which was proclaimed in 11 August 2014. The Lord of Gallar was acclaimed High King in an improvised coronation cerimony and reigned as Arthur I of Ebenthal for almost five years until his abdication in 24 June 2019. He was succeeded by his younger brother, the Prince of Arturia, 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 King of Roschfallen on the grounds that it wouldn't mean an reunification with that kingdom. The Roschfallenian monarch accepted the offer and immediatly abdicated his 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 amongs 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 those of his consort and heir from Illustrious Highness to Gracious Highness. The last alteration to the country's monarchy was the creation of the title of Prince of Bruges to serve as the crown prince's title as long as the Clan Brum stays on the throne.
According to the constitution, the King is both head of state and head of government of the nation and his position is hereditary. He appoints the Prime Minister, who in turn appoints the Ministers of State, who assist in government. Legislative power is exercised through the Konkrëse, the national binicameral 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 appoint a Prime Minister.
- The power to call a referendum.
- The power to veto Acts of Parliament by not giving Royal Assent.
- The power to sack members of 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 power to appoint and sack the Federal Princes.
- The power to appoint the members of the House of Aristocrats.
The right to have a inviolable person.(this right was revoked by Law No. 31/2020)
List of monarchs
|I||Arthur I||11 August
|First Arthurian era
6 years, 10 months, 13 days
|House of Beato||High King of Ebenthal|
|II||Mateus I||24 June
|House of Beato||High King of Ebenthal|
|III||Arthur II||29 December
|present||Second Arthurian era
1 year, 5 months, 26 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
The Ebenthali Monarch is represented by a variation of the Ebenthal's coat of arms, which may also be used as the Kingdom's official arms. The present Royal Arms are those of King Arthur II, differing from the country's official arms on the color and the presence of flags. Another monarchical representation is the Royal Standard, the official banner of the Monarch, and consists of the lesser Royal Arms over two diagonal stripes bearing the country's colors on a white field.
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 (Rei)||Prince of Bruges (Príncipe de Bruges)||Prince of Ebenthal (Príncipe de Ebenthal)|
Monarch's full title
The Ebenthali Constitution defines the monarch's title and includes the peerage titles idividually held by each Monarch. Constitutionally, the title is 'By Grace of God and the Popular Will, His Most Gracious Majesty The King of the Principalities of Ebenthal either side of the Mountain Range and Beyond, Defender of the Independence, Lord of the Northern Hills.
Dissecting the title, 'By Grace of God and the Popular Will makes reference that the King is rules with God's blessing as long as he has the support of the people; Most Gracious Majesty was inspired by King George II of England's style; King of the Principalities of Ebenthal makes reference to the fact that Ebenthal is subdivided into princely federative units and implies that the King is their suzerain; either side of the Mountain Range pays reference to the fact that the Ebenthali territory is divided by the Mantiqueira mountain range but still remains united under the monarch; Defender of the Independence is a title granted by the parliament to High King Arthur I as the one who proclaimed the country's independence and fought for it. The title was subsequently inherited by the following Ebenthali monarchs; Lord of the Northern Hill is also a title granted to High King Arthur I by the parliament over the country's independence, as the King's original lands, whose independence he proclaimed, comprised a series of enclaves in the hills northern of Roschfallen, the country of which Ebenthal secceeded.
Currently, the title held by King Arthur II is the one constitutionally defined added by his personal peerage titles: By Grace of God and Popular Will, His Most Gracious Majesty Arthur the Second, King of the Principalities of Ebenthal either side of the Mountain Range and Beyond, Defender of the Independence, Lord of the Northern Hills, Prince of Triunphus, Prince of Engern-Tonna, Duke of Abbās, Count and Baron of Sealand, Hereditary Baron of Roches. King Arthur II also occupies the Sovietian throne, and is also entitled as By the Will of the Proletarians, His Imperial Majesty The Emperor and General Secretary of the Workers of Sovietia and the Sovietian Worker's Party, but the Ebenthali law does not allow the monarch to included either reigning or ruling foreing titles on his official Ebenthali title. Nonetheless, the monarch may unofficially be called by a blend of those titles, such as His Imperial and Most Gracious Majesty Arthur II & I, Emperor of the Sovietian Worker, King of the Principalities of Ebenthal, etc.
Prince of Bruges
The title of Prince of Bruges was officialy created by the Decree No. 5-2021 as the heir apparent's title in substitution to that of Prince of Belmonte, which came with the office of reigning head of state of the Principality of Belmonte, under the style of Gracious Highness. The title was created as a reference to the Clan Brum's ancient birthplace, the city of Bruges in modern-day Belgium, bearing an unique symbolism, with the name evoking the family's ancient roots and the holder to the title representing the family's future. It is also an assertation of the deep link established between the clan and the Kingdom of Ebenthal. The title has so far only one holder, Heitor, Prince of Bruges.
Prince of Ebenthal
The title of Prince of Ebenthal is constitutionaly held by every member of the reigning house, on this case, the Clan Brum, bearing the houses's surname, and is styled as Royal Highness. Regular Princes and Princesses of Ebenthal are not entitled to endowment.
The title of High King of Ebenthal was held by the sovereign monarch of the Kingdom of Ebenthal from the establishment of the country to early 2020, when King Arthur II issued a decree interpreting that a High King is necessarily a monarch that reign over lesser kings, which wasn't the case of Ebenthal, a kingdom itself made of principalities. It was styled as Illustrious Majesty.
Prince of Arturia
The title of Prince of Arturia was held by the heir to the Ebenthali throne from the establishment of the country to 5 June 2018, when it was replaced by the title of Prince of Belmonte, including the office of reigning over that principality. This was done as means to prepare the Prince to rule the country. There have been only one Prince of Arturia, King Mateus I.
Prince of Belmonte
The title of Prince of Belmonte was held by the heir to the Ebenthali throne since before the ascension of the Clan Brum to that throne and following the abolition of the former title of Prince of Arturia. The Prince or Princess of Belmonte would, besides being the apparent heir to the throne, be the nominal reigning prince and ruler of the Principality of Belmonte, actually governed by a Regent. In 11 March 2021 King Arthur II issued the Decree No. 5-2021 by which not only his sister, the Princess of Belmonte, would resign her title and dynastical right, as the title would be returned to the rulling family of Belmonte, and the heir to the Ebenthali throne would hold another title.
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.
- Armando, Baron of Roches (b. 1961)
- Arthur II (born 1998)
- Princess Élida (b. 1981)
- (1) Heitor, Prince of Bruges (b. 2011)
- (2) Princess Laíze (b. 1984)
- (3) Prince Lorenzo (b. 2017)
- (4) Princess Eleine (b. 1987)
- (8) Princess Laura (b. 2004)
- (9) Princess Sophia (b. 2007)