Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Etain au Naval, Ducal, 2011

In the presence of Our noble and powerful Dukes and Duchess, Counts, Earls and Countesses, Barons and Baronesses, Laurels, Pelicans, Knights and their squires, ladies and lords, and all in the future as well as the present, We greet you on this 30th day of April in the 45th year of our society, in our beloved lands of Ben Dunfirth, a place suitable and convenient for this.

In accord with all that is proper, attend and witness the decree of their Lupine Majesties. Since those things which are done lapse with the passage of time, and unless they are supported by written testimony will easily slip the memories of men, We wish it to be known to all people both now and in the future that We, Aaron and Rustique, King and Queen of Ealdormere, would make Our will known and proclaim to all that Etain au Naval is henceforth a Duke of Our Realm. Let all peoples grant him the respect he has earned and the honor he has gained.

To be a King is good. To be a good King is better. Twice for love has he won a crown. Twice has he ruled with wisdom, strength, and grace Our kingdom. And twice with gladness have his people offered him their love. As is due by virtue of having borne the burden of Kingship twice we hereby confirm by these Royal Letters Patent the privilege of embellishing his achievement with a coronet of strawberry leaves upon his helm.

We here charge His Grace Duke Etain to uphold the dignity of this station; and he shall hold said rank from this day unto the end of his days. In order that no misrepresentation may arise in the future, and in order that all doubt may be removed, We have strengthened this appointment of Ours, corroborating it in writing before those here assembled and in testimony whereof, We have signed these Royal Letters Patent, and caused the Great Seal of Ealdormere to be hereunto affixed.

By HRM Adrielle Kerrec

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