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?!?
Crown, Court & Council
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 (itinerant court). Nobles of all ranks and classes would attend the glittering center of elite life for fun, games, and politics.
Legiálle’s royal court is referred to at Le Palais de la Ferrière. Though not an official Palace, the seat of governing - and, thus, the ‘working’ capital of Legiálle - is wherever the Sovereign is present. The Queen is supported by the Crown Council, an executive council who advise the Sovereign on policies. In addition to the Principal Counselor - chief adviser to the Sovereign - other members includes:
Counselor for Fundraising Affairs
Counselor for Caribbean Affairs
Counselor for Royal Honours
Counselor for Legal Affairs
Counselor for Cultural Affairs
Legiálle meets its day-to-day costs from the Public Purse, monies raised through various services and products (flags, coins, etc.) Most of the day-to-day costs includes expenditures related to creating products (i.e. purchasing flags and coins, buying supplies for letters of nobility) and charitable activities. The Queen receives an annual payment in her official capacity as Sovereign, as well as partially or fully reimbursing expenses relating to Her Majesty’s capacity as Head of State and Government (i.e. official travel). In the event the Crown Purse is unable to meet its financial obligations, it may petition the Monarch’s Privy Purse as an alternative to issuing bonds or borrowing from lenders. The Privy Purse is the personal income and assets of the Souverain de Legiálle, deriving its incomes from The Queen’s personal assets and incomes. The form of payment from the Privy Purse comes in the form of a ten-year promissory note, issued by The Queen in a personal capacity, with an interest rate of no more than 5 per-cent. The loan offer does not define a payment schedule, allowing the Government to pay back at its own pace.