United Kingdom of Malvern and Roslyn
| United Kingdom of Malvern and Roslyn |
Nec Temere, Nec Timide
(English: Neither rashly, nor timidly)
I Vow to Thee, My Country
|Official religion(s)||Roman Catholic|
|- Chancellor of Malvern||Sir James Harris|
|- Chancellor of Roslyn||Sir Andrew Osborne|
|Legislature||King's Royal Government (Appointed)|
|- Type||- Unicameral|
|Established||1 June 2018|
|Area claimed||0.3 ha|
|Currency||New Zealand Dollar|
|Time zone||GMT +12|
The United Kingdom of Malvern and Roslyn, also known as Malvern, is a micronation located on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The United Kingdom was created on 1 June 2018, after the Act of Union 2018 was given royal assent. This caused the amalgamation of the kingdoms of Malvern and Roslyn, following the death of Harriet, Queen of Roslyn. The Kingdom consists of two provinces, Malvern (founded 2017) and Roslyn (founded 2011).
The economy of the United Kingdom of Malvern and Roslyn is heavily determined by the New Zealand economy. With this, the Kingdom does not have its own currency, and thus uses only the New Zealand Dollar ($).
Malvern was first inhabited by the native Māori population 400 years ago as a trade route between the Canterbury Plains and the West Coast region of the South Island. Pounamu was the main reason for this route, as well as for other reasons such as moa hunting.
In the 1800's, the first British settlers arrived in Malvern and were attracted to its natural abundance of clay and coal. These resources supported important industries of pottery and coal mining, both which are still operating to this day. A railway line was built to transport these materials to Christchurch, but due to a falling demand of materials from both industries and passengers, all services of this railway line were suspended in 1962.
On 4 September 2010, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit the region, causing moderate damage to infrastructure and buildings, including Alexander Palace. A second earthquake on the 22 February 2011 hit, but caused no damage to the Malvern region. However, Christchurch was devastated, with the loss of 187 people.
On 6 July 2011, the Kingdom of Roslyn was proclaimed by Harriet, Queen of Roslyn. She ruled over Roslyn until her death on 18 April 2018. Upon Harriet's death, she was succeeded by Henry, King of Malvern. Henry became the first king of Roslyn and its second monarch. On 1 June 2018, the Act of Union 2018 was given royal assent by Henry, amalgamating Malvern and Roslyn into a United Kingdom.
On 9 October 2017, the Kingdom of Malvern was proclaimed by Henry, King of Malvern.
On 1 June 2018, the Act of Union 2018 was given royal assent by Henry, amalgamating the kingdoms of Malvern and Roslyn into the United Kingdom of Malvern and Roslyn.
His Majesty's Royal Government is the official name given to the government. This name was enacted on the 9 October 2017. The Kingdom of Malvern's government follows the political system of absolute monarchy. The government is situated in the Cabinet Room of Alexander Palace, Malvern. The Chancellor of Roslyn is located at Stuart House.
The Crown consists of twelve portfolios: Two chancellors, six ministers, and four secretaries. To help the monarch govern, all twelve government positions report to the monarch daily. Chancellors hold the highest office in government, that are not the monarch. Chancellors are entitled to the style of 'The Right Honourable'. Ministers of government who are given ministerial portfolios lead their given role on behalf of the monarch. Ministers are entitled to the style of 'The Honourable', except for the ministry of foreign affairs, where they are entitles to the same style as chancellors. Secretaries lead in government departments, and conduct their given role on behalf of the monarch. They are not entitled to a specific title, unless one is granted. All styles allocated to government positions are for life.
The Cabinet consists of the Chancellors of Malvern and Roslyn and all Ministerial positions.
All members of the government are appointed on the advice of the Chancellor of Malvern by the monarch.
- Sir James Harris is the first and current Chancellor of Malvern (CM), serving since 10 October 2017. His office is based at Alexander Palace and works alongside King Henry.
- Mr Edward Fairbank is the Deputy Chancellor of Malvern (DCM), serving since 23 September 2019. He was appointed at Alexander Palace by Henry.
- Sir Andrew Osborne is the first and current Chancellor of Roslyn (CR), serving since 6 July 2011. He has served under two monarchs; Queen Harriet (2011 - 2018) and King Henry (2018 - ). His office is based at Stuart House in Roslyn.
- Mr Peter Durand is the Deputy Chancellor of Roslyn (DCR), serving since 23 September 2019. He was appointed at Alexander Palace by Henry.
Members in charge of HM The King's Cabinet hold ministerial positions. The list of these positions are:
- Civil Defence and Emergency Management (Hon. Albert Patrick I; since 1 November 2017)
- Culture and Heritage ( Hon. Charlotte Stratford I; since 1 November 2017)
- Foreign Affairs (Rt. Hon. Sir James Harris I; since 1 November 2017)
- Internal Affairs (Hon. Phillipa Picoult I; since 1 November 2017)
- Justice (Hon. Michael Holder I; since 1 November 2017)
- The Treasury (Hon. Teresa D'Agostino I; since 1 November 2017)
Members of Crown Departments do not hold ministerial positions.
- Environment (Sir Peter Hughes I; since 10 February 2019)
- Nobility (Dame Sophia Matthews I; since 10 February 2019)
- Private Secretary to HM King Henry (Dame Carol Somervell I; since 14 June 2018)
- Religion (Sir Peter Edwards II; since 24 January 2019)
The Meteorological and Seismic Service (MSS) was founded on 23 August 2018. It is headed by Minister of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, Albert Patrick I. The MSS is a government led agency that helps in collecting data of weather and geological events that occur in Malvern and Roslyn. This data is analysed and recorded for historical purposes and for supplying the government with sufficient data about such topics.
The Kingdom of Malvern holds excellent and well respected foreign relations with other micronations.
The list of micronations in official diplomatic relations with the Kingdom of Malvern.
- The Republic of Karuna
Geography and Climate
Malvern, being located in Canterbury, often experiences a weather event known as a foehn wind. This strong, hot and dry wind is most common in spring and summer, and on occasion reaches damage-causing strength. The wind carries downwards across the Canterbury Plains, often resulting in hot and dry conditions. This causes the temperature to increase to approximately 25°C - 35°C. During winter, southerly winds can cause the temperature to drop below zero, bring heavy frosts and occasionally snow.
Due to Roslyn being situated further south, it experiences a more cooler climate. Roslyn is situated on a bluff, in the Otago Peninsula, and is often receiving prevailing southerly winds that come from Antarctica. The climate is temperate but can vary largely at different times of the year.