Alexander of Sarum

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Rafe Hargreaves
1st President of Norton
Assumed office
31 July 2023
Vice PresidentConnor Simonetti
(since November 2023)
Prime MinisterTobey Wyles
(until November 2023)
Preceded byOffice established
First Secretary of the People's Democratic National Party
Assumed office
2 November 2023
Senior UndersecretaryConnor Simonetti
Preceded byOffice established
1st Minister for Propaganda and Media Regulation
Assumed office
2 November 2023
PresidentHimself
Preceded byPosition established
Personal details
Citizenship Norton
NationalityBritish
Australian
Political partyPeople's Democratic National Party
Signature
Military service
Allegiance Norton
Branch/service Nortonian People's Army
Years of service2023-
Rank Field Marshal
CommandsNortonian People's Army

Rafe Hargreaves (born 6 July 2005) is a Nortonian politician who is serving as the President of Norton, having been in this office since the end of the Monarchy. Hargreaves is also the Secretary-General of the People's Democratic National Party of Norton.

Formerly a Nortonian politician and diplomat in the first republic, he served as President of the State of Norton and Leader of the National Conservative Party from July 2021 until the abolition of the republican structure of government in May 2022.

He also maintains an active political life outside of Norton, in a range of micronations. He served as both the Secretary of State for Local Government and the President of the Chamber of Representatives in Roscamistan until August 2022, while also serving as Prime Minister of the Pinangese Republic.

Micronational career

Development of the State of Norton

On 6 July 2021, the State of Norton was established. The nation's first home was on a 1-acre plot of land in the English county of Dorset. Two days after the declaration of independence was signed on 8 July 2021, the nation moved to its current location: a 4-acre plot of land at the bottom of Ham Hill National Park in the picturesque village of Norton Sub Hamdon (the previous site transitioned into the constituent province of Sarum). The first senate election was conducted soon after the state was formed, and the National Conservative Party swept to victory, capturing 8 of the 12 seats (6 seats must be obtained to form a majority government). A week later, the state's first presidential election was held with the National Conservative Party candidate receiving 10 out of the 12 senate votes.

President of the State of Norton

The State of Norton was a multi-party democracy with a presidential republic. Every six years, the President was elected to serve as both the head of state and the head of the executive. According to the constitution, the President can be elected for two consecutive terms, but must thereafter leave office for at least one term (6 years) before running for re-election. He was elected as the first President in July 2021, serving until the abolition of the position in May 2022. The President also served as the Chairman of the Executive and National Cabinets, as well as the Commander-in-Chief of the Nortonian Defence Forces. The President's constitutional obligation is to nominate and remove a Prime Minister who would serve as the country's head of government.

Establishment of the Kingdom of Norton

With the establishment of the monarchy and the founding of the Kingdom of Norton, he acceded to the throne becoming King of the Nortonians. Upon his inauguration on 30 May 2022, He adopted the regnal name "Alexander" - becoming Alexander of Norton. The Kingdom of Norton is a constitutional monarchy in which the monarch serves as the ceremonial Head of State and commander-in-chief of the Royal Nortonian Armed Forces.

Return to State

In July 2023, Hargreaves abdicated the throne of Norton. In the week following, the Estates General abolished the monarchy, and returned to a republic. Hargreaves was elected President of the second republic.

November coup

A recurring theme in Norton’s history had been major inactivity. Temporary spikes of activity happened, but not enough to keep the nation afloat.

In October 2023, a poll was conducted, in which people were questioned on a potential Norton-Ostton, to which the majority of respondents said they’d be in favour. Despite being non-binding, President Hargreaves and Chris de Constantin took this as treason. On the 2nd of November, he and de Constantin both launched a successful coup, in which the PNDP announced the abolition of the premiership and banning of all opposition parties. Hargreaves became Secretary-General of the PNDP.

Titles, styles, honours, and arms

Styles of
Alexander of Sarum
Reference styleHis Majesty
Spoken styleYour Majesty
Alternative styleSir


Titles, and styles

  • 30 May 2022 – present: His Majesty The King

Places named in his honour

  • On 30 May 2022, the Government of Norton renamed the provincial capital of Waldflache to Alexandertown from Metropole-Imperium, to celebrate the transition to a monarchy and the coronation of Alexander I.
  • On 19 June 2022, the main building of the Estates General was renamed as Alexander House from Legislature House.

Standards and arms

Coat of arms as King of Sarum
(2022–present)
Royal cypher as King of Sarum
(2022–present)
Royal Standard as King of Sarum
(2022–present)
Personal escutcheon

Banners

State of Norton Personal banner
(2022 – )

Other national honours

Vishwamitra

Former honours
State honours

Foreign honours

Queenslandian territories

Ancestry