The present King of Gotzborg is August Charles II, who is also the founder and cultural architect of the Kingdom. Ruling since 1989, King August Charles II has led Gotzborg with a fair, even and progressive hand throughout his reign, guiding it to become one of the most respected micronations in the Anglophone Simulationist Community.
In Gotzborg cultural lore, King August Charles II is the nineteenth sovereign of the Kingdom since its formation. To view a gallery of past sovereigns, please click here.
Structure of the Royal House
The Royal House consists of all individuals who have a blood or marital relation to His Royal Majesty. It also includes members of the former Pendronian Royal Family, who became members of the Royal House upon that micronation's annexation by Gotzborg on December 7, 2004. The role of each member of the Royal House is summarized below.
|The King||The Sovereign and head of the Royal House. The King also holds Estates as dictated by tradition and the Constitution.|
|The Queen Consort||The wife of the King is the second in the Royal House. The Queen Consort does not hold any peerages unless as Head of State.|
|The Royal Crown Prince/Princess||The Royal Crown Prince/ess is the heir to the throne and may be the eldest child of the monarch or any person named by the Sovereign. The Crown Prince/ess holds the Archduchy of Aremberg.|
|Royal Prince/Princess||A Royal Prince/ess, while part of the Royal House, may be a child of the Sovereign or otherwise a person named by the Sovereign. A Royal Prince/ess does not hold any peerages unless so given by the Sovereign.|
Members of the Royal House
As of September 1, 2016, the following individuals are members of the Royal House, in order of precedence:
- His Royal Majesty, King August Charles II
- Her Royal Majesty, the Queen Consort, Caroline of Gotzborg
- His Royal Highness, Prince Ryan of Gotzborg
- Her Royal Highness, Princess Julia of Gotzborg
- His Highness, the Archduke of Pendronia, Prince Steven
The Royal Household
His Majesty's Royal Household is the group of persons responsible to the King for running His private and personal affairs and ensuring support and assistance to the King whenever required. Many of the positions are ceremonial more than anything. The Royal Household is made up of a total of eight positions, plus a number of individuals who are appointed as King's Counsellors:
Royal Household Honours
There are three Royal Household Medals & Awards, listed below in order of precedence, which may be bestowed on members of the Royal Household at His Royal Majesty's discretion.
|Royal House Order of Reichlau|
|Royal Household Distinguished Service Medal|
|Royal Household Service Medal|
His Royal Majesty's Full Title
His Royal Majesty August Charles II, By the Grace of God King of Gotzborg, Archduke of Reichlau, Grand Duke of Lucerne, Marshal of the Union of Seven Nations, Lord of the Border Marches, Admiral of the Southern Reaches, Duke & Elector of Jutien, Protector of Anthelia, Count Kendal.
Addressing the King
In official or formal correspondence, the King is to be referred to as His Royal Majesty or, if the King is the addressee of the correspondence, as Your Royal Majesty. Informally, the King is to be referred to as His Majesty or Your Majesty.
Addressing Members of the Royal House / Nobility
Form of Address
|King of Gotzborg||His Royal Majesty|
|Queen Consort||Her Royal Majesty|
|Royal Crown Prince/ess||His/Her Royal Highness|
|Royal Prince/ess (By Blood)||His/Her Royal Highness|
|Royal Prince/ess (By Appointment)||His/Her Highness|
|Archduke / Grand Duke / Duke||Your Grace|
|Count||Your Lordship / Ladyship|
|Royal Chancellor||Your Lordship / Ladyship|
|Lord/Lady Justice||Your Worship|
|Minister of State||Your Excellency|
|Vice-Minister of State||Your Honour|
|Lord Mayor||Your Lordship / Ladyship|
|Citizen||Mr / Mrs / Ms / Miss|
The Royal Kingdom maintains an extensive system of Post-Nominals designated by the King as follows:
|Post-Nominals of Gotzborg|
|Aide de Camp to His Royal Majesty||ADC|
|Honorary Physician to the King||KHP|
|Honorary Surgeon to the King||KHS|
|Deputy of the Chamber of Deputies||RD|
|Master's||MA; MSc; etc.|
|Bachelor's||BA; BSc; etc.|
|Fellowship/Membership of Professional Institutions|
|Writer to the Signet||WS|
|Royal Armed Forces|
|Royal Gotzborg Navy||RN|
|Royal Naval Air Service||RNAS|
- ^ The exact post-nominal for university degrees varies based on the faculty in which the degree was obtained. "Ph.D." is not used because "Doctor" prior to the name is suffices.
- ^ In the Armed Forces two or more branches may have officers with the same or similar titles such as "Captain which is a position in the Royal Gotzborg Navy, Royal Army. To differentiate between the branches, post-nominals such as RGN" are used. However such post-nominals are not used for the higher positions since the higher officers are differently-titled in each branch.
- ^ "RN" or "RNAS" is used for officers with the rank of Captain or below.
- ^ In the Army the initials of the regiment or corps of the officer are used as post-nominals.