The Principality of Rothesay

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Motto: Ut Deum se respicere, Unus.
(English: As God Sees Us; One.)
CapitalTurtle Point
Official languagesEnglish
The Rothesain Abbey
GovernmentConstitutional monarchy Hereditary monarchy
• Monarch
Lady McKillips
• Proclamation of Independence from New York, United States
2 December 2020
• Estimate
Time zoneEST
Date formatmm-dd-yyyy;
Driving sideright
Patron saintSaint Nicholas

Rothesay (/ˈRothesay/ Ro-th-e-say About this sound (Listen) ), more commonly known as The Principality of Rothesay, is a micronation and self-declared independent sovereign state located within Tuxedo Park, New York.

The Principality of Rothesay was founded and proclaimed an independent sovereign state on December 2, 2020, by the current head of state, His Royal Highness Prince Ariel of the Principality of Rothesay. The state is governed by a constitutional monarchy with an elected Chancellor-Premier who serves as the Head of State. The Prince is above members of the governing body, but not above the constitution.

The Principality of Rothesay is a recognized nation according to the 1933 Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States. A treaty signed in Montevideo, Uruguay, on December 26, 1933, which codified the declarative theory of statehood as accepted as part of customary international law. However, the Principality is not officially recognized by the American government or other members of the United Nations.


The name Rothesay derives from The Duke of Rothesay. In 1865, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and the Duke of Rothesay, visited what is now Rothesay and introduced the world-famous Tuxedo Suit, bringing fame to the small village.


The Principality of Rothesay has been governed by a constitutional monarchy since its formation on 2 December 2020, with His Royal Highness Prince Ariel as the head of state. The government consists of the Prince, the Princess Consort, and the Chancellor-Premier, to make decisions across the land.

Law & Order

The Constitution of the Principality of Rothesay is the supreme law of the country and consists of written text and unwritten conventions.


The Society of The Prince of Orange (P.O.H.S.) is responsible for the preservation and care of historical artifacts as well as information.

The Rothesain Abbey is a secular religious branch, with no specific belief code whatsoever. The Abbey is run by the Sovereign, to demonstrate religious unity and the fact that, in the eyes of the government, no matter religion or any other private affiliation, everybody is equal, and personally cared for by the Sovereign and The Royal House.