The Government

The Constitution of 2020
Currently, Princess Cedrus I of the Northern Forests rules as the hereditary Monarch with the aide of the House of Nobility. The first Constitution of the Principality of the Northern Forests was drafted and signed by the Princess of the Northern Forests on 01 January 2020 outlining legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government, which consist of several administrative offices and a number of councils.

Executive Branch

The Prime Regent is under the authority of the Princess of the Northern Forests. The title and position of Princess is hereditary, the Prime Regent is a hereditary position appointed by the Monarch in the form of the Grand Duchess of Deodara, but the Grand Duchess is always a female rank - always.  The Princess is advised by the Prime Regent of the Northern Forests. The Princess may, at her pleasure, create new offices and titles at her will. The Prime Regent is similar to what is called a Vice-President of a Republic. If the Office of Prime Regent is separate from the Office of the Grand Duchess then the Grand Duchess will appoint someone to that position from the common folk.

Legislative Branch

The House of Nobility are all appointed and ennobled by the Princess of the Northern Forests either as hereditary or life peers. The House of Nobility is an advisory body with limited authority to draft legislation or revise legislation at the Princess's request. The House of Nobility can be disbanded by the Princess provided that she selects, ennobles and appoints successors within 12 months. Uniquely, there are no political parties. No laws can go into effect without the signature of the Princess and/or the Grand Duchess in the Princess's absence.

Judicial Branch

There is a three tier court system in the Principality of the Northern Forests. The lowest courts are the Manorial Courts generally presided over by a Manorial Lord or Lady. They hear mostly civil matters with some petty criminal matters.  The Princess's Court hears appeals from the Manorial Court on both civil and criminal matters. They also mediate disputes between administrative units (e.g. a Duchy has a problem with another Duchy). The Princess's Court hears serious criminal cases and some limited civil cases. Sometimes the Princess hears appeals from the Princess's Court and She is the final arbitrator on all judicial matters. All courts make rulings in the Princess' name and the Princess of the Northern Forests may intervene at her pleasure and/or overturn any rulings the Court makes in any matter or case. The last court is the Princess herself.

Royal Ministries

The Principality is managed by Royal Ministries that oversee a specific function of the Principality, such as the Ministry of Immigration which oversees immigration and naturalization. Currently there are the following Ministries:
 

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs Udenrigsministeriet

  • Ministry of Immigration Udlændingeministeriet

  • Ministry of Justice Justitsministeriet

  • Ministry of Finance Finansministeriet

  • Ministry of Defense Forsvarsministeriet

  • Ministry of Culture Kulturministeriet

Political Spectrum

Northerners tend to be more liberal due to their alignment with Norse & Celtic Paganism.  The Principality rules on the notion of equality before the law and human rights for all its subjects. With that in consideration, all politician parties are banned in the Principality because all people are both Monarchists and Royalist.