Principality of Grondines-Anjou

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The Principality of Grondines-Anjou
Principauté de Grondines-Anjou
Le Fleur-de-Lis d'Or / The National Flag
Royal Standard
Flag
Motto: Liberté de la Noblesse
Freedom of the Nobility
Coat of Arms
Coat of Arms
StatusDeclared as Sovereign and Independent
CapitalChâteau d'Or
Official languagesFrench, English
ReligionCatholic
DemonymGrondines
GovernmentConstitutional Monarchy
• Sovereign Prince de Grondines-Anjou
His Sovereign Majesty The Prince Jeremy de Grondines-Anjou
• First Minister of The Royal Court de Grondines-Anjou
His Grace Travis RC, Duke of Gatineau-Grondines
The Royal Court de Grondines-Anjou
Assemblée Nationale
Principality
• Sovereignty Established
21 May 2021
Area
• Total
0.65 km2 (0.25 sq mi)
Population
• Estimate
7
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
Time zoneMountain Standard (UTC- 06)
Date formatDD/MM/YYYY
Drives on theright
Patron saintSt. Denis


About

The Principality de Grondines-Anjou, known commonly as Grondines-Anjou, was founded on 21 May 2021, by His Sovereign Majesty The Prince Jeremy David Paul Hamelin de Grondines-Anjou. The Principality is a micronation which is currently run out of Chateau Grondines, which also serves as the Royal Estate and Canadian Embassy and is located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Principality also has a smaller Consular Office in Edmonton. In addition to the territories located in Western Canada, the Principality has plans to purchase a parcel of land in Deschambault-Grondines, Quebec, Canada which will be the eventual mainland territory of the nation. The Principality also has land claims inside France. Specifically, Chateau de Falaise, in Northern France which was in the historic possession of the family of His Sovereign Majesty The Prince. For this reason, His Sovereign Majesty The Prince has rightfully claimed Chateau de Falaise for The Principality. Organized as a traditional constitutional monarchy, the Principality has its own constitution, governing structure, and class of nobility, La Noblesse. The official languages of the Principality are French and English.

Etymology

The name Grondines-Anjou is an honorary nod at His Sovereign Majesty The Prince. Grondines, comes from Deschambault-Grondines, (Quebec, Canada) where His Sovereign Majesty The Prince’s family were the original Seigneurs of the land. Anjou, was the name of the capital province in a region of old France known as Angers. This is the region from where His Sovereign Majesty The Prince’s family originally came.

National Symbols

The flag of the Principality de Grondines-Anjou is based on the French tricolore and Royal Standard. The deep blue on the edges represents liberté — freedom — while the white centre represents The Royal Family de Grondines-Anjou. The golden fleur-de-lis are a representation of the importance of La Noblesse — the noble class of Grondines-Anjou — with the large central fleur-de-lis representing His Sovereign Majesty The Prince.

The Coat of Arms of Grondines-Anjou features a beautiful sapphire-blue shield and golden fleur-de-lis as the central point. The blue again representing freedom and the golden fleur-de-lis are representing La Noblesse. The white cross running through the shield symbolize both The Royal Family and their God-given right to rule. To the left of the shield a proud Stag stands at the ready, he represents strength fortitude, not fighting unless provoked, and a tie to France. Opposite, on the right, a black bear is reared up representing cunning, ferocity in protecting one’s own, and Quebec. Below the shield lies the motto of The Principality, “Liberté de la Noblesse,” or in English “Freedom of the Nobility.” The motto is engrained in the Principality and is a reflection of the importance of the role played by La Noblesse. The entire Coat of Arms is enshrouded by a gorgeous ermine robe under a crown to represent His Sovereign Majesty The Prince as being the head of the Principality.

The Royal Standard de Grondines-Anjou is very similar to the Coat of Arms. The two immediately notable differences are the addition of an “H” in the centre of the shield — to represent the centrality of His Sovereign Majesty The Prince as well as the entire Royal Family — and the replacement of the motto of the Principality with the words “Royal House of Hamelin”. His Sovereign Majesty The Prince is the current Head and Sovereign of The Royal House of Hamelin. On its own, this amended Coat of Arms is knows as The Royal Arms de Grondines-Anjou, but when flown on a white background with golden fleur-de-lis and sapphire-blue boarder it becomes The Royal Standard de Grondines-Anjou.

The Royal Seal de Grondines-Anjou is itself, very similar to The Royal Arms. The main difference is that the motto has been added back in and the sapphire-blue ermine robe has removed. Instead, a crown representing His Sovereign Majesty The Prince has been placed directly atop the shield and a banner reading “Royal Seal de Grondines-Anjou” encircles it.

The Royal Cypher, which appears on all documents and statements that come directly from His Sovereign Majesty The Prince. At the centre of the cypher are the letters "J" and "P" - the "J" represents His Sovereign Majesty The Prince Jeremy, while the "P" represents the latin word princeps which means Prince and is the equivalent of the Reginal "R". The date, 2021, represents the year His Sovereign Majesty The Prince was coronated. The abundance of golden flour-de-lis represent both the Principality as well as La Noblesse, and finally, the crown, represents the authority of His Sovereign Majesty The Prince.

Government and Politics

The Principality de Grondines-Anjou is organized as a Constitutional Monarchy with His Sovereign Majesty The Prince de Grondines-Anjou serving as both Head of State and Head of Government.

The Royal Court de Grondines-Anjou, serves as the Upper House of Parliament. The Royal Court is limited to no more than 50 members. All members must be approved by His Sovereign Majesty The Prince as well as a member of La Noblesse. Appointments to The Royal Court, last for the life of the individual unless revoked by order of His Sovereign Majesty The Prince. Members of The Royal Court are permitted to use the post-nominal “RC” along with their name and title.

The Lower House of Parliament is called the Assemblée Nationale, or National Assembly, and consists of 100 members. Members of the Assemblée Nationale are known-as Envoys and hold two-year terms. In order to gain admission to the Assemblée Nationale one must be elected by a majority of The Royal Court and receive an invitation from His Sovereign Majesty The Prince. Similarly to The Royal Court, members of the Assemblée Nationale serve at the will and pleasure of His Sovereign Majesty The Prince and can be removed, by Royal Decree, without notice at any time.

His Sovereign Majesty The Prince de Grondines-Anjou

Official Title of HSM The Prince

His Most High, Most Serene, and Most Illustrious Sovereign Majesty The Prince Jeremy David Paul Hamelin de Grondines-Anjou SOR SFO GCPM GGS, Duc d’Hamelin, Duke of Oakleaf, Marquis de Bourbon, Count of Ladonia, Baron of Sealand, Sovereign of the Royal Order of Grondines-Anjou, Sovereign of the Order of the Golden Lily, Sovereign of the Grondines-Anjou Order of Merit, Grand-Master of the Nobilis Templariis, Grand High Commander of the Royal Guard de Grondines-Anjou, Head of the Royal House of Hamelin

GGS Medal and Ribbon Bar

Powers of HSM The Prince

As per the First Round of Amendments to The Constitution de Grondines-Anjou, His Sovereign Majesty The Prince answers only to God and therefore has absolute authority over the Principality de Grondines-Anjou, it's government, and it's peoples.

Foreign Awards, Honours and Titles Held by HSM The Prince

Awards (in order of precedence)

  • Grand Knight of the Noble Order of the Golden Sun of the Kingdom of Aurelion | GGS

Titles (in order of precedence)

  • Duke of Oakleaf of the Kingdom of Maldernia

Citizenship

Citizenship in the Principality is open to almost anyone and has no processing or admission fee. To qualify to become a citizen one must prove that they are over 16 years of age and complete an official Citizenship Application Form. All citizenships are granted at the will of His Sovereign Majesty The Prince and therefore may be rescinded at any point in time.

La Noblesse

Peerage & Hierarchy

While anyone can become a citizen of the Principality, La Noblesse must be approved by His Sovereign Majesty The Prince. Along with much prestige and honour La Noblesse are the controlling class of Grondines-Anjou and are, along with the Royal Family, and Royal Court responsible for the preservation and success of the Principality. It is important to note that just as citizenship may be revoked at will of His Sovereign Majesty The Prince, La Noblesse, may also be dismissed if their character becomes unfit. La Noblesse of Grondines-Anjou are divided into six tiers, in order of precedence they are:

His Sovereign Majesty The Prince & The Royal Family

  • His Sovereign Majesty The Prince Jeremy is to be addressed as “His Sovereign Majesty The Prince” at all times
  • The Royal Family is defined as direct decedents and relatives of His Sovereign Majesty The Prince Jeremy de Grondines-Anjou
  • The Consort of His Sovereign Majesty The Prince is to be addressed as His Royal Highness and will receive the title of Prince-Consort as well as Duke d'Anjou
  • Direct decedents of His Sovereign Majesty The Prince are to be addressed as His/Her Royal Highness and will receive the title of Duc
  • Non-decedents but relatives of His Sovereign Majesty The Prince are to be addressed as His/Her Royal Highness and will receive the title of Marquis

Duc / Duchesse (Duke / Duchess)

  • All titles of Duc are seated-hereditary titles
  • Welcomed into the Royal Court of His Sovereign Majesty The Prince
  • Limited to 25 Duchies, not including Royal Dukes
  • Addressed as His/Her Grace

Marquis / Marquise

  • All titles of Marquis are seated-hereditary titles
  • Limited to 50 Marquessate, not including Royal Marquises
  • Addressed as Master

Comte (Count / Countess)

  • All titles of Comte are seated-hereditary titles
  • Limited to 100 Counties
  • Addressed as Your Lordship

Baron / Baroness

  • All titles of Baron are seated-hereditary titles
  • Limited to 150 Baronies
  • Addressed as My Lord

Seigneur (Lord / Lady)

  • All titles of Seigneur are non-seated-non-hereditary titles
  • Limited to 500 Lordships
  • Address as My Liege

Current Members of La Noblesse (in order of precedence)

The Royal Family

  • His Sovereign Majesty The Prince Jeremy de Grondines-Anjou
  • His Royal Highness Prince David, The Prince-Father
  • Her Royal Highness Princess Twila, The Prince-Mother
  • His Royal Highness Prince-Consort Landon

Ducs de Grondines-Anjou

Royal Dukes
  • HSM The Prince Jeremy, Duc d'Hamelin
  • HRH Prince David, Duc des Normands
  • HRH Princess Twila, Duchesse des Normands
  • HRH Prince-Consort Landon, Duc d'Anjou
Non-Royal Dukes
  • His Grace Travis RC, Duke of Gatineau-Grondines

Marquis de Grondines-Anjou

Royal Marquis
  • HRH Colin, Marquis de Fleur-de-Lis
  • HRH Charlene, Marquise de Fleur-de-Lis
Non-Royal Marquis
  • there are currently none

Comtes de Grondines-Anjou

  • His Imperial Majesty Emperor William I of the Holy Canadian Empire, Comte de Seine-Anjou

Barons de Grondines-Anjou

  • Prime Minister Joseph Hackley of the Republic of Arkadelphia, Baron of Lille-Anjou
  • His Majesty King Michael I of the Kingdom of Aurelion, Baron of Mont-Grondines
  • His Imperial Majesty Basileus Alexandros I of the Hellenic Empire of Cimbrun, Baron of Calais-Anjou
  • His Excellency The Governor Quintus II De Vitaliis of the Governorate Græcia, Baron of Avignon-Anjou
  • His Majesty King Genesius I of the Kingdom of Maldernia, Baron of Nice-Anjou
  • His Majesty King Morley I of the Kingdom of Robe, Baron of Saint-Grondines
  • His Royal Majesty King Edward The Conqueror of the United Kingdom of Great Realeza, Baron of Legal-Grondines

Awards and Honours of The Principality de Grondines-Anjou

L’Ordre Royal de Grondines-Anjou (Royal Order of Grondines-Anjou)

L’Ordre Royal de Grondines-Anjou

The highest award in the Principality is L’Ordre Royal de Grondines-Anjou, or the Royal Order of Grondines-Anjou in English. Admittance to L’Ordre Royal is very strict and typically reserved for members of The Royal Family and Royal Court. On special occasion, however, a member of La Noblesse will be granted the honour of joining the Order by His Sovereign Majesty The Prince, provided they have:

  • shown exceptional service and dedication to both His Sovereign Majesty The Prince and the Principality de Grondines-Anjou

L’Ordre Royal de Grondines-Anjou is broken down into three grades with the following post-nominals:

  • Royal Knight — RKOR
  • Knight — KOR
  • Stranger Knight — SKOR

List of Awardees (in order of precedence)

  • HSM The Prince Jeremy - Sovereign - SOR
  • HM Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Knight - KOR
  • HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - Knight - KOR

L’Ordre du Fleur-de-Lis d’Or (Order of the Golden Lily)

L’Ordre du Fleur-de-Lis d’Or

The second highest award in the Principality is L’Ordre du Fleur-de-Lis d’Or, or the Order of the Golden Lily in English. To gain admittance to L’Ordre du Fleur-de-Lis d’Or one must be approved by His Sovereign Majesty The Prince and meet all of the following criteria:

  • be a member of the La Noblesse (or head-of-state of a foreign nation)
  • swear an oath of loyalty to His Sovereign Majesty The Prince of Grondines-Anjou and allegiance to the Principality
  • have proven dedication to the Principality

Much like L’Ordre Royal de Grondines-Anjou, L’Ordre du Fleur-de-Lis d’Or is also broken down into four different grades with accompanying post-nominals:

  • Knight Grand-Cross — GCFO
  • Knight Grand-Commander — KGFO
  • Knight Commander — KCFO
  • Knight — KFO

List of Awardees (in order of precedence)

  • HSM The Prince Jeremy - Sovereign - SFO
  • His Royal Majesty King Edward The Conqueror of the United Kingdom of Great Realeza - Knight Grand-Commander - KGFO
  • His Excellency The Governor Quintus II De Vitaliis of the Governorate Græcia - Knight Grand-Commander - KGFO
  • Prime Minister Joseph Hackley of the Republic of Arkadelphia - Knight Grand-Commander - KGFO
  • His Majesty King Morley I of the Kingdom of Robe - Knight Grand-Commander - KGFO
  • His Majesty King Genesius I of the Kingdom of Maldernia - Knight Grand-Commander - KGFO
  • His Imperial Majesty Basileus Alexandros I of the Hellenic Empire of Cimbrun - Knight Grand-Commander - KGFO
  • His Majesty King Michael I of the Kingdom of Aurelion - Knight Grand-Commander - KGFO
  • His Majesty The Rashtradhyksh of the State of Vishwamitra - Knight Commander - KCFO
  • His Royal Highness Grand Duke Nicholas of the Grand Duchy of Flandrensis - Knight Commander - KCFO
  • His Royal Highness Sovereign Prince Shawn of the Principality of Woodlandia - Knight Commander - KCFO

Pour le Mérite (Order of Merit)

Pour le Mérite de Grondines-Anjou

The third and final award in the Principality is the Pour le Mérite, or the Order of Merit, in English. Admittance to the Pour le Mérite is open to citizens, La Noblesse, and non-citizens alike, provided they have performed a duty or action that:

  • demonstrates an extraordinarily upstanding character
  • promotes, or benefits the Principality de Grondines-Anjou
  • advances micronationalism

Pour le Mérite is broken down into four grades and post-nominals:

  • Medal and Ribbon with Golden Crown — GCPM
  • Medal and Ribbon with Golden Oak Leaves and Sword — GSPM
  • Medal and Ribbon with Golden Oak Leaves — GOPM
  • Medal and Ribbon — PM

List of Awardees (in order of precedence)

  • HSM The Prince Jeremy - Sovereign - GCPM
  • Brigadier General Sir Duke László Gábor of Hungary and the Principality of Northern Forests - Golden Oakleaves - GOPM