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OFFICE OF THE EMPEROR

OFFICIUM IMPERATORIS ADAMMIAE

The Empire of Adammia is ruled under a constitutional monarchy, where an Emperor or Empress is the Head of State and has considerable, though limited powers. In Adammia, these powers are exercised through an entity known as the Office of the Emperor.

The Office of the Emperor is currently occupied by the House of Belcher. The incumbent, Adam, is the son of the head of the house, Kevin. In his position as Monarch, Adam holds the title: His Imperial Majesty Emperor Adam I.

Emperor Adam founded the Empire in April 2013 and since then he has been the only occupant of the position of Monarch. This means he holds the latin title of Imperator Adammiae I, where the "I" denotes the number of Monarchs that have ruled Adammia since its foundation.

The Office is currently physically located in the Imperial Household, in Adamsville, Primoria. As well as issuing Imperial Decrees, the Office manages the Knighthoods and Damehoods awarded as part of the Order of Adammia. All Treaties of Annexation also bear the title of the Office of the Emperor.

Office staff

-HIM Emperor Adam I - Monarch (Head of State, Chair of the Ruling Council, Judge of the Grand Court, Sovereign of the Order of Adammia, Grand Marshal of the Military of Adammia)

-Lord Colonel Sir Reginald Hall - Chief Advisor to the Monarch

-HIH Emperor Mother Jayne - Deputy Chief Advisor to the Monarch

-Colonel Sir Will McCracken - Military Advisor to the Monarch

-Lord Alexander Helliker - Legal Advisor to the Monarch

-Lord Patrick Vladek - Grand Master of the Ordo Vladius (i.e. head of personal ambassadorial staff and head of security)

-Lady Hermione Peace - Director of Communications (i.e. press secretary and spokesperson)

The Imperial Family

What is currently classified as the 'Imperial Family' includes five individuals. Four of these are of the House of Belcher: His Imperial Highness Emperor Father Kevin, as the Head of the House; His Imperial Majesty Emperor Adam I, eldest son of Kevin and Monarch of Adammia; His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Daniel, second son of Kevin and Heir to the Throne; and His Imperial Highness Prince Jake, third son of Kevin and second-in-line to the Throne. There is also Her Imperial Highness Emperor Mother Jayne, who separated from the Emperor Father in 2009 and so is no longer part of the Imperial House, but is considered part of the Imperial Family due to her being the mother of the Emperor and the Princes.

The Line of Succession

The Line of Succession is a list of individuals who could inherit the position of Monarch if Emperor Adam died or abdicated. In the unfortunate event that this would happen, the Prime Minister would go down the Line of Succession, starting with the Heir, and ask each person if they want to be Monarch. The Line of Succession is hereditary - it goes first to the descendants of the incumbent, then to the siblings of the incumbent, then to his or her spouse, and so on - and it uses gender-neutral primogeniture.

Incumbent: His Imperial Majesty Emperor Adam I
1. HIH Crown Prince Daniel
2. HIH Prince Jake
Paternal uncles and aunts
3. Sir Andrew Belcher
4. HIH Emperor Father Kevin
Maternal uncles and aunts
5. HG Lord Admiral Christopher Hall, Duke of Myway
6. --Eleanor Hall
7. --Christina Hall
8. HIH Emperor Mother Jayne Belcher
9. Lord Andrew Hall, Baron of Tytannia Ulterior
10. Lady Julie Foster, Countess of Watertopia
11. --Lord Matthew Foster, Lord Mayor of Attenborough
12. --James Foster
13. Lord David Hall, Baron of Sapientia

Princess Consort

The title of Consort was established by Imperial Decree XVI on 28 October 2013. It was intended to be reserved for the Monarch's romantic (unmarried) partner, known as a Prince Consort if male and a Princess Consort if female. It was created in the unlikely chance that a romantic endeavour being undertaken by the Emperor at the time was successful; the said endeavour failed, and the position was left vacant until 3 March 2014, when Madam Sydney Saindon, a close friend of the Emperor, was granted the title by Imperial Decree XXII. Princess Consort Sydney held the title until January 2015 in an unromantic capacity. As the Emperor and Madam Sydney have now grown more distant, the position is currently vacant.

Contact

You can contact the Office of the Emperor through: empireofadammia@gmail.com