La Cour Royale

The Palace of Sans-Souci, Haiti - The official residence of King Henri I of Haiti and his Court. It was considered by some as the 'Versailles of the Caribbean'. Unfortunately, an earthquake in the mid-1800s severely damaged the former palace.

The Palace of Sans-Souci, Haiti - The official residence of King Henri I of Haiti and his Court. It was considered by some as the 'Versailles of the Caribbean'. Unfortunately, an earthquake in the mid-1800s severely damaged the former palace.

Historically, the court was an extension of the household of the reigning sovereign. Some were established at an official location - Louis XIV's Palace of Versailles - while others traveled throughout the country (itinierant court). Nobles of all ranks and classes would attend the glittering center of elite life for fun, games, and politics.

Legialle’s official government and royal court is referred to at Le Palais de la Ferrière. Though not an official Palace, the seat of government - and, thus, the capital of Legialle - is wherever the Sovereign is present. There are three administrative departments:

  • Secretariat of State, overseeing all domestic and foreign activities.

  • Secretariat of the Exchequer responsible for economic and financial affairs.

  • Secretariat of the Royal Household, responsible for the official and ceremonial functions of the Sovereign.

 

nobles OF LEGIALLE!

Being a Noble of Legialle shows a desired commitment to our fun-loving country. Titles are given to individuals who have demonstrated their support for Legialle through their virtuous deeds. Legiallois Nobles come in all ranks and titles. They are, from lowest to highest (including male, female, and gender-expressive version of titles) : 

  • Chevalerie (Hereditary Knighthood): Le Chevalier/La Chevalière/Les Chevaliex, with no style

  • Baronnie (Baronship): Le Baron/La Baronne/Les Baronix, with no style.

  • Comté (Countship): Le Comte/La Comtesse/Les Comtix, with the style of Son/Leur Honorable (His/Her/Their Honorable)

  • Marquisat (Marquiship): Le Marquis/La Marquise/Les Marquix, with the style of Son/Leur Excellence (His/Her/Their Excellency)

  • Duché (Dukedom): Le Duc/La Duchesse/Les Ducix, with the style of Sa/Leur Grâce (His/Her/Their Grace)

While anyone has the right to use their title in social groups and, where possible, change their legal name to include their noble rank, we encourage you to consult with an attorney or law office before doing so. 

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach us via email at secretariat@legialle.info.

 

Orders of Chivalry 

As Fount of Honour, The Princess Regnant may induct Citizens and non-Citizens alike into one of the three Orders of Chivalry. 

 

The Most Noble Order of the Simbi / L'Ordre le plus noble du Simbi

The Most Noble Order of the Simbi is the highest of the Legiallois Orders. The Order is named after the Simbi - water spirits who bring luck, fortune, and wisdom. The Order is strictly limited and includes the Monarch, the heir apparent, and no more than 13 companion members. However, the Sovereign may bestow supernumerary members of the Order at any time. These include members of the Royal Family & House and foreign heads of state. 

The order's motto is Sapientiae Maris (Wisdom of the Sea). The Order’s day is the First of October.

There are five levels, modeled after the French Legion of Honour:

  • Three ranks:

    • Chevalier: badge worn on left breast suspended from ribbon.

    • Officier: badge worn on left breast suspended from a ribbon with rosette.

    • Commandeur: badge around neck suspended from ribbon necklet.

    • Members may use the prefix of Sieur, Dame, or Chevaliex during their lifetime.

  • Two dignities

    • Grand Officier: badge worn on right breast suspended from a ribbon, with star displayed on left breast.

    • Grand Cordon: badge hanging from a gold link on blue riband and placed at the right hip, with star pinned to blue riband on the left. The riband, 4-inches wide, is worn over the left shoulder.

    • Male members are known as "Grand Knight Companion" while female members are known as "Grand Ladies Companion", with the additional title of "Royal" and "Strange" added to members of the Royal Family & House and foreign heads of state, respectively. Supernumerary members are known as "Knights" or "Ladies" of the Order.  Gender-expressive members are-known as “Grand Companions”. They are also entitled to use supporters and a circlet (blue circlet with Order's motto) on a coat of arms.

Members are inducted with the star, badge, and riband of the Order. The star is eight-pointed and features the image of a crowned simbi wielding a sword in each hand. The badge is a Maltese Cross and features a crowned simbi in profile, wielding a sword. 

The Order is given as a personal gift to the monarch, and membership is at the discretion of Her Highness.  The Order may also be given collectively to organizations and communities.

 

The Order of the crown of legialle / L'Ordre de la Couronne de Legialle

 

The Order of the Crown of Legialle is lower Legiallois order. Unlike the Order of the Simbi, this Order is not limited in membership. It is bestowed on individuals who perform extraordinary duties on behalf of the Legiallois public. 

The order's motto is Vires Sapientiae Virtus (Strength, Wisdom, Valour). 

As a merit-based Order, petitions and nominations may be submitted to The Princess Regnant.

There are five levels, modeled after the French Legion of Honour:

  • Three ranks:

    • Chevalier: badge worn on left breast suspended from ribbon.

    • Officier: badge worn on left breast suspended from a ribbon with rosette.

    • Commandeur: badge around neck suspended from ribbon necklet.

    • Members may use the prefix of Sieur, Dame, or Chevaliex during their lifetime.

  • Two dignities

    • Grand Officier: badge worn on right breast suspended from a ribbon.

    • Grand Cordon: badge hanging from a gold link on red riband and placed at the right hip. The riband, 4-inches wide, is worn over the left shoulder.

    • Male members are known as "Grand Knight Companion" while female members are known as "Grand Ladies Companion", with the additional title of "Royal" and "Strange" added to members of the Royal Family & House and foreign heads of state, respectively. Supernumerary members are known as "Knights" or "Ladies" of the Order.  Gender-expressive members are-known as “Grand Companions”. They are also entitled to use supporters and a circlet (red circlet with Order's motto) on a coat of arms.

The badge is a Maltese Cross with the Crown of Legialle in the center, surrounded by the Order’s motto. The Order is given as a personal gift to the monarch, and membership is at the discretion of Her Highness.