The Monarchy

Princess Cedrus

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Grand Duchess Isabella

Princess Cerrina

Prince Zackery

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The Principality of the Northern Forests is a Constitutional Monarchy with expansive executive powers vested in the Princess of the Northern Forests. There are no elected positions in government. In Our system there are still three broad social classes; the Princely Family, the Nobility & Knights, and the Freepeople. The freepeople are the ones who, over time, can move among classes, at least among the lower ones. Within these three broad categories are many gradations and degrees. 

 

These three basic social ranks are ancient, created by the God Heimdall, establishing the proper ordering of any Norse society. Thus, instead of using Jarls, Karls, and Thralls, we use terms such as Royalty, Nobility, and Freepeople. Those in power are expected to protect the honour, prosperity and security of all Northerners. In return, Northerners are expected to support and be loyal to the Princely Family whilst exhibiting all the Noble virtues. The Folketinget is what used to be referred to as a "Ting" where they have limited authority over legislative and judicial matters.

The Princely House

There are many names associated with the Royal Family. The Princely House of Cedrus is synonymous with the Royal Family of the Northern Forests, the Princely House of the Northern Forests, the Northerner Royal Family and the Royal House of the Northern Forests. They are all one and the same and refer to the same people. The most common is the Royal Family of the Northern Forests. A Royal Family is the immediate family of a King or Queen or, in the case of a Principality, a Princess or a Prince, and sometimes her or his extended family. However, in common parlance members of any family which reigns by hereditary right are often referred to as Royalty or "Royals." It is also customary in some circles to refer to the extended relations of a deposed monarch and his or her descendants as a Royal Family.

A dynasty is sometimes referred to as "the House of ..." as in: the House of Cedrus. Interestingly, the wife or partner of the Princess is not a Princess or a Prince, but a Grand Duchess. If the Princess was married or in a relationship with a male he would be called the Grand Duke Consort and hold no legitimate or legal authority. Those who at the time are entitled to the style His or Her Royal Highness (HRH) are normally considered members, including those so styled before the beginning of the any given Prince or Princess's reign. By this criterion, a list of the current Royal Family will usually include the current reigning monarch, the children and grandchildren of the monarch and previous monarchs, the children of the eldest son of the Prince of Amabilis, and all of their current or widowed spouses. Some members of the Royal Family have official residences named as the places from which announcements are made in the Court Circular about official engagements they have carried out.

 

Public Role
The Princely Family of the Northern Forests support HRH Princess Cedrus in her state and national duties. Each year the family "carries out various official engagements throughout the Principalities lands and worldwide". Engagements include state funerals, national festivities, garden parties, receptions, as well as receiving foreign diplomats. Members of the Royal Family sometimes have their own individual charities. HRH Princess Cedrus regularly helps African Traditional Kingdoms with monetary assistance, especially for those Kingdom's children and educational needs.

 

Role in Government

The Principality of the Northern Forests' government is based on the principles of Feudalism and Monarchy, in which power is exercised in the Princess's Name and under her Authority. The Princess of the Northern Forests exercises expansive powers. Under the ideals of Feudalism, everyone has a purpose, a job, and a function in society where any type of criminality is abhorred and punished with extreme prejudice usually ending in complete banishment. There are no popular elected positions in the government and no political parties.