William I, Grand Duke of Moletopia

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His Royal Highness
Dato Sri Utama Param Sri
William Cooper
Grand Duke of Moletopia
1st Marquess of Ottawa
ECOM SUMP SPMV RSP CSP PC


William Cooper in 2021, Calchester Palace
Grand Duke of Moletopia
Reign 18 October 2020 – present
Chairman of the Moletopian Provisional Administrative Council
Assumed office:
9 March 2020
Grand Duke Self
Secretary of the Colonial Office of Moletopia
Assumed office:
5 March 2020
Grand Duke Self
Leader of the Opposition in the House of the People
Assumed office:
27 January 2022
Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy
Prime Minister Farhaz Hazarika
Speaker Matthew Tonna
Predecessor Position vacant
(last held by David Brooke)
Member of the House of the People
Assumed office:
25 January 2022
Predecessor Jayden Dagsa
Constituency Dadara (100%)
In office:
13 – 17 December 2021
Predecessor Farhaz Hazarika
Successor Kaarel Luikmel
Constituency Basistha City (57.1%)
Dean of the Diplomatic Corps
In office:
12 January – 21 December 2021
Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy
Prime Minister Princess Anoushkaa
Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu
Casper Naverović
Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu
Farhaz Hazarika
Phillip Joseph Pillin
Farhaz Hazarika
Predecessor Position created
Successor Arsal Abbas Mirza
Ambassador to Canada
Assumed office:
23 December 2020
Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy
Member of the Privy Council
In office:
26 February – 3 July 2021
Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy
President Chris Ramsay
Leader of the Co-Operative Commonwealth Federation
Assumed office:
21 November 2021
Member of Parliament for Haliburton East
In office:
13 January – 25 August 2021
King Alexander I
Personal Information
Full name
William Thomas Rudnitski Cooper
House Cooper
Born 14 March 2006 (2006-03-14) (age 17)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Citizenship  Canada
 Moletopia
 Kingdom of Atiera
 State of Vishwamitra
Nationality Canadian
Moletopian
Ethnicity Scottish-Irish
Occupation Student
Profession Statesman, Royal, Military officer
Religion Atheist
Military service
Allegiance  Moletopia
 Baustralia
 Vishwamitra
Service/branch  Moletopian Army
 Baustralian Army
 Royal Vishwamitran Army
In service Moletopia 2019 – present
Baustralia 2021 – present
State of Vishwamitra 2021 – present
Rank Moletopia Major-General
Baustralia Baustralia Army OF-5 (infobox).svg Colonel
State of Vishwamitra Colonel (Vishwamitra) - OF-5 (rotated).svg Colonel

His Royal Highness Dato Sri Utama Param Sri William Thomas Rudnitski Cooper (born 14 March 2006), is a Canadian micronationalist, statesman, politician, and military officer who is the founder and current Grand Duke of the Grand Duchy of Moletopia and has been reigning since 18 October 2020.

Apart from his involvement in Moletopia, Cooper holds several important positions in other micronations including that of Vishwamitra and Atiera. He is currently serving as the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha of Vishwamitra since 27 January 2022 and leads the Co-Operative Commonwealth Federation in Atiera.

A senior officer of the Baustralian Army, he is the Colonel of the Royal Baustralian Regiment, and a peer of the realm as the 1st Marquess of Ottawa.

Baustralia

In Baustralia, Cooper is a Baustralian peer holding the title of Marquess of Ottawa since 16 October 2022. He is a Member of the House of Lords, as well as a senior officer in the Baustralian Army.

Military service

Lord Ottawa was commissioned into the Baustralian Army on 12 January 2021 as a Lieutenant in the Royal Rifles. On 30 May, he was promoted to Captain, and was eventually appointed deputy commanding officer on 13 August. He remained in this position until 2 October 2022, when he reformed and took command of the Duke of Whyalla's Royal Baustralian Regiment as a highland regiment.

Ranks of the Marquess of Ottawa

12 January 2021

Lieutenant (substantive), Royal Rifles

30 May 2021

Captain (substantive), Royal Rifles

13 August 2021

Lieutenant colonel (acting), Royal Rifles
Captain (substantive), Royal Rifles

27 November 2021

Lieutenant colonel (substantive), Royal Rifles

2 October 2022

Colonel (acting), Royal Baustralian Regiment

16 October 2022

Colonel (substantive), Royal Baustralian Regiment

Honours

Ribbon bars of William Cooper
Current honours
Order of the Moletopia - ribbon - extraordinary.svgOrder of Atiera - Ribbon.svgRibbon bar of the Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra - Grand Officer.svgNational Service Medal (Vishwamitra) - ribbon.svg
Ribbon bar of the Civil Service Medal (Vishwamitra).svgRibbon bar of the Commemorative Medal of the First Anniversary of the Vishwamitran Monarchy.svgRibbon bar of the Crystal Jubilee Commemorative Medal.svgRibbon bar of the Commemorative Medal of the 21st Birthday of Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy.svg
Order of the Crown of Purvanchal - Grand Commander.svgOrder of Loyalty and Faithful Service - ribbon bar.svgOrder of New Holland - Companion - ribbon.svgRibbon bar of the Kapresh Star.svg
 
Former Vishwamitran honours
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Vishwamitra (Grand Cross).svgOrder of Diplomatic Service Merit - Ribbon (First Class).svgRoyal Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra (Grand Commander) - ribbon.svgRibbon bar of the Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka - Commander Second Class.svg
 Moletopia
Order of the Moletopia - ribbon - extraordinary.svg Sovereign and Extraordinary Companion of the Order of Moletopia (13 January 2021)
 Atiera
Order of Atiera - Ribbon.svg Member of the Order of Atiera (25 December 2021)
 Baustralia
 1st Marquess of Ottawa (16 October 2022)
Ribbon bar of the Kapresh Star.svg Kapresh Star (23 September 2021)
 Vishwamitra
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra - Grand Officer.svg Grand Officer of the Most Exalted Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra (SPMV, 11 January 2023) – Param Sri
National Service Medal (Vishwamitra) - ribbon.svg Recipient of the National Service Medal (RSP, 15 April 2021)
Ribbon bar of the Civil Service Medal (Vishwamitra).svg Recipient of the Civil Service Medal (CSP, 15 April 2022)
Ribbon bar of the Commemorative Medal of the First Anniversary of the Vishwamitran Monarchy.svg Recipient of the Commemorative Medal of the First Anniversary of the Vishwamitran Monarchy (8 June 2021)
Ribbon bar of the Crystal Jubilee Commemorative Medal.svg Recipient of the Commemorative Medal of the Crystal Jubilee of the Foundation of Vishwamitra (15 April 2022)
Ribbon bar of the Commemorative Medal of the 21st Birthday of Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy.svg Recipient of the Commemorative Medal of the 21st Birthday of Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy (11 January 2023)
Former honours
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Vishwamitra (Grand Cross).svg Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the Vishwamitra (8 June 2021 – 24 October 2022)
Order of Diplomatic Service Merit - Ribbon (First Class).svg Member First Class of the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit (15 April 2021 – 24 October 2022)
Royal Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra (Grand Commander) - ribbon.svg Grand Commander of the Most Illustrious Royal Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra (10 October 2021 – 24 October 2022)
Ribbon bar of the Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka - Commander Second Class.svg Commander Second Class of the Most Gallant Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka (15 April – 24 October 2022)
 Purvanchal
Order of the Crown of Purvanchal - Grand Commander.svg Grand Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Crown of Purvanchal (SUMP, 16 March 2021) – Dato Sri Utama
Order of Loyalty and Faithful Service - ribbon bar.svg Member of the Most Eminent Order of Loyalty and Faithful Service (12 February 2022)
 New Holland
Order of New Holland - Companion - ribbon.svg Companion of the Order of New Holland (14 April 2022)