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While the macronational circle of monarchs is relatively small, there are a plethora of royal micronations in the world. Emperors and Queens, Grand Dukes and Princesses are strewn across the continents. And there are many reasons for it. At its core, sovereign power flows from a single person. This is especially important in the early stages of most micronations (as, historically, holds true for most macronations.) This ensures some form of stability as a nation continues to develop in terms of citizenship. There’s also the notion of continuation: upon one king or queen’s death, it is expected the heir-apparent would carry on the vision of the micronation. Today’s examples include the principalities of Sealand, Hutt River, and Seborga. And, of course, who doesn’t love to be seen bedecked in medals, sashses and tiaras?!?

 

We must endeavor to induce the thinking working classes, socialist and others, to regard The Crown not only as a mere figurehead, but as a living power for good, affecting the interests and social well-being for all classes.
— Lord Stamfordham, Private Secretary to George V of Great Britain, 1917
 
 

La Princesse Régnant de Legialle

H.M. Queen Marie-Adélina I

H.M. Queen Marie-Adélina I

Marie-Adélina I (born 17 May 1986) is the present Princess Regnant of Legialle, ruling since the foundation of the micronation on 13 September 2017.

 

Early Life

Princess Marie-Adélina was born in San Diego, California, in the United States. Her father, Mark Anthony, was born in Illinois but raised an orphan at a young age. Her mother, Dominique, was born in Africa to Haitian parents. Her parents would later move back to New York State, where she grew up and went to school. Her Serene Highness holds a Bachelor's in History and a Master's in World History from the College at Brockport (NY), where she specialized in Early Modern European & Public History. She also holds two Master's Certificates in Nonprofit and Arts Administration. 

 

head of THE NATION

The Reigning Princess of Legialle is de jure head of state & government and holds office for life. As chief of state, Princess Marie-Adélina plays a ceremonial and symbolic role in the nation. She is first and foremost the representative of the micronation, and speaks on behalf of all Legiallois citizens both domestically and international. She is the living embodiment of the community’s culture and history. On occasion, she receives and accredits all representatives to or from the Princely Court, and may engage in informal and royal (official) visits.  

As Sovereign, she has a significant role in the legislative process. The Princess must co-sign every law before becoming valid. Marie-Adélina is chair of the Crown Council of Legialle, a formal body of appointed advisers, who consult the monarch on various aspects of policy. The Council serves a dual role as both a privy council and the executive cabinet government. All serve at the pleasure of Her Serene Highness.  

titles and styles

13 September 2017 - Present: Her Serene Highness Marie-Adélina I, Princess Regnant of Legialle

The Princess’s style and title in full: The Most High, Most Glorious and Most August Lady, Marie-Adélina the First, Reigning Princess of Legialle, Grand Master of the Legiallois Orders of Chivalry & Sovereign of the House de la Ferrière.

 

In addition, Her Highness may receive honorific titles and inductions into foreign orders. This is gifted as demonstration of inter-micronational diplomacy and commitment to various causes and contributions: 

Duchess of Fonte Regina (Decracy of Vilthia)

Knight Grand Cross, Order of Merit of the Vilthian Cross (Decracy of Vilthia)

 

personal life

A trans artist, educator and activist, The Princess began her male-to-female (MtF) transitioning in January 2017.  She is well-regarded in the local LGBTQ community for her intellect, wit, creativity, and determination. Starting out on the local drag scene in 2014, Marie-Adélina began coordinating special events and brunches that appealed to a wider audience.  As a Creative Arts Advocate, her previous experiences also includes curating small-scale exhibitions at the Rochester Museum & Science Center and the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester. 

Princess Marie-Adélina is presently unmarried and has no children. Her interests includes art & culture and history. She has also been a vocal supporter of LGBTQ rights in Legialle and abroad. 

 
 

La Cour Princière

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 Princely Household, responsible for the official and ceremonial functions of the Reigning Princess.

 

BE A NOBLE OF LEGIALLE!

Being a Noble of Legialle shows a desired commitment to our fun-loving country - if not a desire to show the world how lordly you are! If you've read this far, you're probably someone who LOVES titles.  By purchasing a noble title, you are pledging your support to our 'royal' mission to support programs that foster positive relations in communities. A portion of your purchase will be contributed towards our charitable and humanitarian endeavors. 

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), usually reserved for members of the Princely Family.

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, or are interested in purchasing, please do not hesitate to reach us via email at secretariat@legialle.info.

 

Orders of Chivalry 

As Fount of Honour, The Reigning Princess 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 Princely 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 The Princess.  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 Queen.

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.

  • 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 The Princess. 

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Nobilitaires de la Principauté

The Nobles of the Realm

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Bainnet: Duchesse (de) et Princesse du Sang (life appointment), cr. 13 January 2018,  HH Aurora Tai Prior, Premiere Dame d’Honneur.

Belizaïre: Duc (de) et Fils de Legialle, cr. 9 March 2018, HSH Prince Lascelles. Beknighted 18 June 2018, Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Simbi. 

Chéri: Comtix (du),  cr. 25 January 2018, Mme. Vivian Darling & M. Kevin Milliard, Dame et Gentilhomme d'Honneur. 

Chalante: Duchesse (de) et Prinesse du Sang, cr. 19 November 2018, HH Princess Jeanne.

Coidavid: Duc (de) et Fils de Legialle, cr. 13 September 2017, HSH Prince Austin. Beknighted 5 June 2018, Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Simbi. 

 

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Fox de Namiche: Chevalier, cr. 21 March 2019, M. Benjamin Fox.

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Gavanette: Duchesse (de) et Princesse du Sang, cr. 21 March 2018, HH Princess Myrtho.

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Jalmec: Duc (de) et Fils de Legialle, cr. 17 December 2018, HSH Prince Jean-Pierre.

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Licieuse: Duchesse (de), cr. 29 January 2018, Mme. Kim McEachern, Dame d'Honneur.

Lumièran: Duchesse (de), cr. 1 November 2018, Mme. Karli Cari Lanni.

 

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Marcelin: Duchesse (de) et Fille de Legialle, cr. 30 May 2018, HSH Princess Marie. Beknighted 31 May 2018, Royal Dame of the Most Excellent Order of the Phoenix. 

Moskowitz: Comte, cr. 13 April 2018, M. Sam Moskowitz, Gentilhomme d'Honneur.

 

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Peregrine: Comte, cr. 21 March 2019, M. Morgan Peregrine of Wolfin.

Pombrais: Duchesse (de) et Fille de Legialle, cr. 27 January 2018, HSH Princess Monet.

 

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Saint-Fleur: Marquis (de), cr. 20 December 2018, M. Michael Richards, Simbi Principal Herald of Arms.

Schoonover de Namiche: Chevalier, cr. 21 March 2019, M. Timothy Schoonover.

Silverais: Duchesse (de) et Fille de Legialle, cr. 13 September 2017, HSH The Princess Mother. 

Sorya: Comtesse (du) et Princesse du Sang, cr. 28 May 2018, HH Princess Kenyetta

 

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Zanni: Duc (de) et Prince du Sang (life appointment), cr. 19 January 2018, Titianus II of Vilthia