Privy Council of Austenasia

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The Imperial Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, usually known simply as the Privy Council, is a body of advisers to the Monarch in the Empire of Austenasia. Its membership is made up of Austenasian politicians, members of the Imperial Family, and a select few friendly foreign national leaders.

A precursor to the Privy Council could be seen in the "imperial court" which formed around Emperor Esmond III at his high school during the Austenasian Civil War, generally comprised of self-appointed advisers, courtiers and bodyguards who would make suggestions on foreign and domestic policy. This ceased to function after May 2011, when the oldest year group of the school (in which Esmond III and most of his court were in) left for study leave before their final exams.

The Privy Council itself was founded on 12 March 2014 by the Privy Council and Palasian Defence Act 2014. It "has the function of providing non-binding advice to the Monarch on the exercise of the powers and duties of the Throne and on any matter which may be brought by the Monarch to its attention", and "is comprised of Privy Counsellors appointed to it by the Monarch."

Privy Counsellors have the right of unhindered access to the ear of the Monarch, to impart advice and concerns. They may also hold the style of The Rt Hon. (The Right Honourable) if they do not already have a higher-ranking style.

The membership of the Privy Council is at the complete discretion of the Monarch, with the only exceptions being that the Prime Minister automatically becomes a member upon election, as does the Heir to the Throne upon reaching 16 years of age.

List of members

Imperial Family Governmental figures Non-Austenasian heads of state Other
Individual Appointed Roles/reasons
HIH Lord Admiral Joseph Kennedy 12 March 2014 Prime Minister (2015–present)
Governing Commissioner of New Richmond (2013-2014)
Austenasian Consul in Kentucky (2014-present)
Austenasian Ambassador to the United States of America (2014-2015)
Representative of New Richmond (2014-present)
Caesar (2014-present)
Chancellor (2014-present)
Home Secretary (2017-present)
Chief Advisor (2016-present)
HIM Emperor Taeglan I Nihilus 12 March 2014 Reylan Emperor (2005/13[n 1]–present)
Advisor on Law (2014-present)
Prince Harry Fitzpatrick 12 March 2014 Caesar (2012–2016)
Prince of Monovia (2014-2016)
Centurion of Cohors III Monoviae (2014-2016)
HM Queen Emma I 12 March 2014 Queen of Copan (2013–present)
Lord Tribune Andrew Creed, Baron of Corinium Terentium 12 March 2014 Governor of Corinium Terentium (2013-present)
Prince of Sabovia (2012–2016)
Tribune of Cohors I Jonathana (2013-present)
HIH Emperor Mother Margaret 12 March 2014 Emperor Mother (2013–present)
Empress consort (2008-2010)
HIH Emperor Father Terry 12 March 2014 Emperor of Austenasia (2008-2010)
Emperor Father (2013–present)
Tribune of Cohors I Esmonda (2011-present)
Lord John Gordon, Viscount of Thetford 12 March 2014 Deputy Prime Minister (2013-2015)
Representative of Palasia (2013-present)
Home Secretary (2013-2014)
Lord Marshal William K., Baron of Zephyria 12 March 2014 Acting Prime Minister (2011, 2013)
Deputy Prime Minister (2009-2010, 2010-2013)
Magister Militum (2011-present)
Minister of Defence (2009-2010, 2011-present)
Minister for the Environment (2011-2014)
Home Secretary (2011-2013)
Representative of Zephyria[n 2] (2009-2010, 2010-present)
Lord Admiral Eren Lewis, Duke of Bernardston 12 March 2014 Representative of Terentia (2014-present)
Governing Commissioner of Terentia (2013-2014)
Legate of Legio I Virginia (2013-present)
Austenasian Ambassador to the United States of America (2015-present)
Charlotte Lindström 12 March 2014 Governing Commissioner of New South Scotland (2013-2016)
Queen of Zealandia[n 3] (2010-2012, 2013-2016)
Austenasian Ambassador to Australia (2014-present)
Protopontiff Sir Sebastian Linden, KVJ, IKA, KPP 17 March 2014 German Emperor (2011)
Ambict of Rudno (2015-present)
Federal Councillor of Francisville (2012–2014)
HIH Crown Princess Caroline 25 May 2014 Heir to the Throne (2013-present)
Lord Adam von Friedeck, Duke of Washington 5 August 2015 Governing Commissioner of Oregonia (2014-present)
King of Überstadt (2011-present)
Austenasian Consul in Washington (2014-present)
The Rt Hon. Sir Hugh McFarlane, KCA 13 April 2016 Governing Commissioner of New South Scotland (2016-present)
Austenasian Consul-General at Sydney (2016-present)
HI&SH Princess Consort Hannah 4 June 2016 Princess Consort (2015-present)
Princess of Wildflower Meadows (2016-present)
Augusta (2016-present)
The Rt Hon. Patrick-Dylan Knox 4 June 2016 Governing Commissioner of Esmondia (2016-present)
The Rt Hon. Ketan Uzagi, OAO 4 June 2016 Governing Commissioner of Imperia (2016-present)
The Rt Hon. Dr. Jagannath Patnaik 20 November 2016 Advisor on Education (2016-present)
Lord Peter Palaiologis, Count of Mentavlos 18 April 2017 Representative of Ionathanopolis (2016-present)

List of former members

Imperial Family Governmental figures Non-Austenasian heads of state Other
Individual Member Roles/reasons
HM Sultan Volfym 12 March 2014 -
19 September 2014
Sultan of Volfa (2013–present)
Consularis Sicilia (2014-present)
Austenasian Ambassador to Malta (2011-present)
Lord Charles C., Duke of Grantabridge 12 March 2014 -
23 September 2016
Minister for the Environment (2014-2016)
Chief Ambassador (2016)
Representative of Lichtenstein (2014-2016)
Governor of Emperorsland (2013-2014)
Home Secretary (2014)
HIll.H Eritoshi, Countess of Memphis 12 March 2014 -
14 June 2017
Prime Minister (2013–2015)
Representative of Thanasia (2013-2016)
Legate of Legio I Britannica (2013-2017)
Chief Advisor (2014-2016)
Chief Ambassador (2013-2016)

Notes

  1. Taeglan I Nihilus has ruled Reyla since 2005, claiming the title of Emperor continuously (except for a few months in 2006). However, he was only recognised by Austenasia as holding said title in February 2013, with some in the Carshalton Nations being of the view that said recognition validated his title. Due to the Austenasian context of this article, both years are given.
  2. Zephyria was known as South Kilttown before September 2010.
  3. Formerly King