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The Immediate Royal Family

The Royal Family


HM The King

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HM King Leonardo

Reign
22 November 2015- Present
Coronation
13 December 2015
Predecessor
Lucca I
Chancellors
Luisa Fervinsi [Current]
Marcus Foster [2015-2016]

Spouse
HM Queen Alexia
Issue
• Prince Nico (2)
• Princess Emmiliana (2)
• Prince Christian (1)
Full Name
Leonardo Giovanni Diego Grimaldi
Royal House
House of Grimaldi
Father
Sebastian III
Mother
Rosiemarie Ventio
Born
20 December 1987 (aged 28), Venta
Silurum, Edom
Religion
Roman Catholic

About Leonardo

Leonardo (Leonardo Giovanni Diego Grimaldi, born 20th December 1987) is the constitutional Monarch of eleven sovereign states that make up the Commonwealth of Gyflada, they include; Edom, Lavello, Venosa, Melfie, Otranto, Lecce, Lioni, Siderno, Staletti, Liosia, Leuctra.

Leonardo was born in Venta Silurum, the nation's capital, and was educated at The Royal Boys Academy (also known as The Academy), an independent and private school for boys from the age of 5-18 years. Leonardo's father chose a course of English Literature, Italian, Latin, French, Mathematics, Science (with a focus on biology), Social Sciences, Politics, Sport and History. When Leonardo left The Academy, he attended the The University of Larino, where he studied the early childhood and education studies.

After attending university for three years and gaining his Bachelors Degree, Leonardo enrolled into His Majesty's Navy, becoming a midshipman after two years. From here Leonardo went onto the Royal Military Command School (RoMiCS). Successfully graduating enabled Leonardo to be appointed a Captain. Upon Lucca's ascension to the Throne, he appointed Leonardo to the rank of Commodore-in-Chief of the Surface Fleet, and promoted him to the rank of Admiral. Leonardo's ascension to the Throne automatically promoted him to the highest rank in all branches of the Armed Forces and gave him the overall title of Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

Leonardo is the patron of 623 charities and founded The Prince's Award in 2009. The Prince's Award was created to provide a balanced programme of activities that develops the whole person – mind, body and soul – in an environment of social interaction and team working. Young people progress through three levels of The Prince's Award programme to achieve a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. Taking part builds confidence and develops self-esteem. It requires persistence, commitment and has a lasting impact on the attitudes and outlook of all young people who do their Prince's Award. Since Leonardo became King, the charity has been re-branded and is now named 'The King's Foundation'.

Leonardo became engaged to marry Princess Alexia of The Empire of Romakov on 2 January 2015. A few hours prior to the ceremony, Leonardo's new titles of Duke of Fenzi and Baron St Isili were announced, as is customary for princes on the occasion of their weddings. After six months of being married, Lucca appointed Leonardo as a Counselor of State and a Personal Aide-de-Camp to His Majesty The King.

On 19 August 2015, Alexia was admitted to the Royal Infirmary. Later that day, she gave birth to a baby boy and girl—Prince Nico of Fenzi and Princess Emmiliana of Fenzi—with Prince Leonardo present.

On 22 November 2015, His Majesty King Lucca announced that he was abdicating from the throne due to health problems. As these problems would have a toll on both his husband and young children, Lucca passed the throne onto Leonardo, making him King.

Since becoming King, Leonardo and Alexia have welcomed another child into their family, Prince Christian. Following the birth of Prince Christian, Leonardo released a Royal Proclamation naming Prince Nico as Prince of Isili - the official title of the Heir Apparent.

The people of Edom have large amounts of respect for Leonardo. This was demonstrated when the Government introduced and presented the 'Executive Powers Restoration and Clarification Act 2016' and 'Formation of the Empire Treaty 2016' to King Leonardo. The first of these Bills reaffirmed the country's commitment to Leonardo and clarified his executive powers and further enhanced his powers. The second re-established elements of the Edoman Empire - in a unique form. The peoples of Athinia and Cyprat unanimously decided to re-join Edom as devolved administrations.

Leonardo can speak English, Italian, Latin, French and Spanish. It is believed that he is currently learning Russian and Danish.

Titles, Styles & Honours

  • 20 December 1987 - 20 December 1993: His Royal Highness Prince Leonardo of Strasbourg

  • 19 August 1993 - 8 January 2005: His Royal Highness The Prince Leonardo

  • 8 January 2005 - 3rd May 2015 : His Royal Highness The Prince Leonardo, Viscount Boston

  • 3rd May 2015- 22nd November 2015: His Royal Highness The Prince Leonardo, Duke of Fenzi

  • 22nd November 2015 - Present: His Royal Majesty The King

Full Title: His Royal Majesty Leonardo the Second, by the Grace of God of the Kingdom of Edom, and of His other Realms and Territories King, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, Duke of Fenzi, Viscount Boston, Baron St Isili.


HM The Queen

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HM Queen Alexia

Reign
22 November 2015- Present
Coronation
13 December 2015
Predecessor
Rosemarie III

Spouse
HM King Leonardo I
Issue
• Prince Nico (2)
• Princess Emmiliana (2)
• Prince Christian (1)
Full Name
Alexia Marine Elena Grimaldi
Royal House
House of Grimaldi
Father
Dimitry Levi Nikolai Ivanov
Mother
Juliana Maria Nikolayevna Ivanova
Born
24 November 1989 (aged 26), Winterburg,
Romakov
Religion
Roman Catholic [Convert]

About Alexia

Alexia (Alexia Marina, born 24 November 1989) is the wife of King Leonardo. On 22 November 2015, she became the first Queen Consort since the death of Queen Rosemarie in 1995.

Alexia was born in Winterburg, Romakov on 24 November 1989. Queen Alexia is the daughter of Dimitry Ivanov (born 1955), former Czar of the Empire of Romakov. She has four brothers and three sisters. She grew up in the Winterburg Palace, and studied at home with her private tutor. She graduated with a degree in International Relations and Ukrainian from the University of Litovia in 2007, and later completed her studies with a masters degree. She has subsequently taken on several advisory roles, but has never been employed.

Alexia met Leonardo in December 2014, in Winterburg, Romakov. In an interview, they stated that he introduced himself only as Leonardo. The news of the couple's relationship and eventual marriage plans caused controversy in Edom, due to the differing religion of Alexia's family. It was later announced that in order for Leonardo and Alexia to marry, she had committed to converting her religious beliefs to that of Roman Catholicism.

The couple announced their engagement on 2nd January 2015; Alexia addressed the nation in Italian (which at the time she spoke to a very basic conversational extent) during the live televised broadcast. Alexia was granted Edoman citizenship by virtual of her marriage to Leonardo by Royal Decree on 5 January 2015 by King Lucca and now holds dual citizenship; Romakov and Edom. Leonardo was also granted citizenship of Romanov. Upon Leonardo's ascension to the Throne both Leonardo and Alexia rescinded their Romakovan Citizenship (a custom in Edom). The engagement was formally approved by King Lucca on 21 January 2015. The coupled married later in the year and have three children; Prince Nico (Prince of Isili), Princess Emmiliana and Prince Christian.

Queen Alexia has a particular interest of the integration of immigrants into the Edoman culture. She was granted honorary membership of a special Senate Select Committee which sought to recommend ways to increase the participation of immigrants in the workforce and their integration into Edoman culture. Alexia stressed the important for immigrants to learn Italian, as she did stating that it was a vital element to integrating successfully.

The Queen participates in a number of conferences around the world representing Edom and has royal duties representing the Sovereign within Edom. Upon Leonardo's ascension as Sovereign, Alexia was granted a seat in His Majesty's Privy Council (the highest advisory body and court of administration). Alexia became a member for the Council for Ethnic Minorities; has a seat on the Board of Governors on the Management of Diversity and Integration Committee at the University of Cesena; she (along with her husband) is a patron of the Staed Fund (established to promote social welfare and cohension) and she also chairs the Board of Trustees of the Princes' Hand Charity.

Alexia, along with members of the Royal Family is a patron to a number of charities. Alexia is currently patron to 485 charities - Palazzo Reale has estimated that by the end of 2017 Alexia will be patron to more than 600 charities. Alongside Leonardo, Alexia sits on the Board of Trustees for 'The King's Foundation' and is in the process of establishing 'The Queen Alexia Foundation'. The foundation aims to promote the adoption of children put into care or who are orphaned - earlier in 2016, Alexia was asked by Leonardo to lead an effort on developing residential dwellings for children in care and promoting their adoption into loving and caring families.

To support Leonardo in carrying out his duties and to provide Alexia with some duties of her own, she was appointed as a Personal Aide-de-Camp to His Majesty the King and Counselor of State Counsellor of State. Alexia was given the portfolio of education (incorporating children and young people), equality and communities. Alexia works closely with the Government ministers who are responsible for these areas in order to keep abreast of developments and support the departments where she can.

On 19 August 2016, Alexia was present for the State Visit of her brother, Czar Nikolai of The Empire of Romakov, having taken the lead on organising the event at the request of Leonardo. The occasion saw a Guard of Honour and a State Ball and Banquet, among many other activities as the two countries further improve relations.

Titles, Styles & Honours
By Royal Decree of King Lucca, it was confirmed that Alexia would become queen consort of Edom upon her husband's ascension, after a debate over her future title and style.

  • 24 November 1989 - 3 May 2015: Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Alexia of Romakov, Countess of Ilinsky

  • 3 May 2015 - 22 November 2015: Her Royal Highness Princess Alexia Marina, Duchess of Fenzi, Countess Boston, Baroness Isili

  • 22 November 2015 - Present: Her Royal Majesty The Queen

Full Title: Her Royal Majesty Queen Alexia, Duchess of Fenzi, Countess Boston, Baron St Isili, Personal Aide-de-Camp to His Majesty the King, Counselor of State.


HRH Duke of Palermo

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Duke of Palermo
Reign
24th March 2013 - 22 November 2015
Coronation
23rd April 2013
Predecessor
Sebastian III
Successor
Leonardo I
Chancellors
Mark Foster [2013-2015]

Spouse
HRH Prince Charles
Issue
• Prince Edwardo (5)
• Princess Sofia (4)
Full Name
Lucca Tommaso Cartelli-Grimaldi
Royal House
House of Grimaldi
Father
Sebastian III
Mother
Rosemarie Ventio
Born
18 March 1985 (aged 31), Venta
Silurum, Edom
Religion
Roman Catholic

About Prince Lucca

Lucca (Lucca Tommaso Cartelli-Grimaldi, born 18th March 1985) was the constitutional Monarch of eleven sovereign states that make up the Commonwealth of Gyflada they include; Edom, Lavello, Venosa, Melfie, Otranto, Lecce, Lioni, Siderno, Staletti, Liosia, Leuctra. On 22nd November 2015, Lucca announced that he was abdicating from the throne, due to health problems. Just hours before announcing his abdication, Lucca appointed Leonardo as his heir, leading to him becoming Sovereign, citing that his children were too young and the strain of his treatment would put too much pressure on them. Lucca was born in the Royal St Edmund Hospital in Venta Silurum, and was educated at the Royal Boys Academy, alongside his younger brothers Edward and Angelo.

The Royal Boys Academy is a private school for boys from the age of 3-18 years. Lucca's father chose a course of English Literature, French, Mathematics, Science, Latin, Politics, Business Studies, History and Information Communication Technology. Upon his departure of The Academy, Lucca studied for 3 years at The University of Venza focusing on a Master's Degree in Business Studies, combined with the use of Information Technology.

Following a tradition within the royal family, after graduating from University, Lucca enrolled into the Armed Forces and chose to enter into the Army. He attended the Regular Commission's Board, and the Royal Military Academy, to undergo tests of his suitability to become an officer. After passing the selection process, Lucca went onto the course. After spending one year in training, Lucca raised through the ranks to eventually become a Major. On 16th January 2005 Lucca was appointed as Colonel-in-Chief of Borgia Regiment.

His father ascended to the Throne as Sebastian III in 1950. Lucca began to undertake public duties when he turned eighteen. To begin with, his duties started off with attending mere functions alongside other members of the royal family. As time went on, Lucca's roles became bigger as his father fell ill. Lucca began to become patron to many charities, and started making public appearances by himself.

Like other member's of the Royal Family, Lucca is patron to many charities. Currently, he is patron to 603 charities, and President of four. Alongside this, Lucca is a successful businessmen, and has major shares in many business' including owning a corporation of his own. All of these, alongside his allowance from the Royal Household Fund has given him a total wealth of over $780 million dollars. Lucca donates millions of dollars into the charities of which he is patron, so far totalling $52 million.

Upon his engagement to HRH Prince Charles, Duke of Modena from The Federal Kingdom of San Pellegrino Romana his father elevated him to the Duke of Palermo.

Lucca was diagnosed with having a brain tumour in April 2015. Since being diagnosed Lucca has undergone intensive treatments to reduce the size of the tumour. On 23rd May 2016 Lucca was admitted to hospital for an operation to remove parts of the tumour. Palazzo Reale released a statement informing the public that Lucca's operation was successful and he was recovering at a good pace. Since abdicating from the throne, Lucca's public activities have severely decreased, in order to allow him to rest and receive treatment. Following his surgery, Lucca is expected to re-engage with public duties in January 2017, returning to full public duties by the end of the year.

Titles, Styles & Honours

  • 20 December 1983 - 20 December 1993: His Royal Highness Prince Lucca of Beaumont

  • 19 August 1993 - 1 January 2011: His Royal Highness The Prince Lucca, Viscount Caddington

  • 1st January 2011 - 24th March 2013: His Royal Highness The Prince Lucca, Duke of Palermo

  • 24th March 2013 - 22 November 2015: His Royal Majesty The King

  • 22nd November 2015 - Present: His Royal Highness The Prince Lucca, Duke of Palermo

Full Title:His Royal Highness, The Prince Lucca, Duke of Palermo, Viscount Caddington, Personal Aide-de-Camp to His Majesty the King, Counselor of State.


HRH The Duchess of Larino

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Duchess of Larino
Spouse
HRH Prince Giovanni
Issue
• Prince Stephan (1)
Full Name
Amelia Elisa Louise Grimaldi
Royal House
House of Grimaldi
Father
Sebastian III
Mother
Rosemarie Ventio
Born
3 March 1988 (aged 28), Venta Silurum,
Edom
Religion
Roman Catholic

About Princess Amelia

Amelia (Amelia Elisa Louise Grimaldi, born 3rd March 1988) is the only daughter of the deceased King Sebastian III and Queen Rosemarie. Amelia was born in Borchi, and following tradition was educated at home. Amelia's father chose a curriculum of English Literature, French, Mathematics, Latin and Textiles. Upon her completion of compulsory school Amelia studied for 3 years at The University of Civita focusing on gaining her Bachelor's Degree in Fashion and Media. Following the successful completion of her degree, Amelia was allowed to enrol for the final year to gain her Master's Degree.

As is customary in Edom and unlike the rest of her sibling's Amelia did not enrol in the military and instead pledged her support to improving the lives of others and charity work. In 2010 she opened her first charity supporting disabled children and their families. Then, in 2011, she opened another charity to support individuals with mental difficulties, providing essential treatment. Following the success of these charities, Amelia then open her third charity to support children living in poverty in 2013. Ameilia has become patron to over 630 charities and is currently President of five. She has raised over $215 Million for charity through various fashion events, and has opened her own clothing line. Her fashion company, Epona, donates half of it's yearly profits to various charities; particularly focussing on charities that help children in poverty. Amelia has personally donated a total of $31.5 million to various charities.

It was announced on 21st December 2013 that Amelia would be joining the Royal Medical Corp. Amelia began her training as an assistant nurse. Since enrolling, Amelia has participated in a number of training exercises and has acted as a on-duty nurse. In February 2016 it was announced that due to her continuous commitment to the branch, she was being appointed Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Medical Corp, ending her active-duty.

In 2014, Amelia went on her first overseas tour, accompanying her brother Leonardo. The pair toured four of the Commonwealth Realms (Cranford, Lioni, Staletti and Siderno), in total their tour lasted for two months.

On 14 March 2015, Palazzo Reale released a press statement announcing that Princess Amelia had married Sir Giovanni Alberto Vincenzo KGCO in a private ceremony in Saran, with the Sovereign's Blessing. Upon the announcement of her marriage, Amelia received the titles of; Duchess of Larino, Countess Vasto and Baroness Martano.

Princess Amelia and Prince Giovanni have one son, Prince Stefan - officially styled; His Royal Highness Prince Stefan of Larino.

Titles, Styles & Honours

  • 20 December 1984 - 20 December 1994: Her Royal Highness Princess Amelia of Vasto

  • 19 August 1994 - 1st January 2011: Her Royal Highness The Princess Amelia

  • 1st January 2011 - 14 August 2015: Her Royal Highness The Princess Amelia, Countess of Vasto

  • 15 August 2015 - Present: Her Royal Highness The Princess Amelia, Duchess of Larino

Full Title: Her Royal Highness, The Princess Amelia, Duchess of Larino, Countess Vasto, Baroness Martano, Counsellor of State


HRH The Count of Cesena

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Count of Cesena

Spouse
None
Issue
None
Full Name
Angelo Rodi Fidenza Grimaldi
Royal House
House of Grimaldi
Father
Sebastian III
Mother
Rosemarie Ventio
Born
23 May 1990 (aged 26), Venta Silurum,
Edom
Religion
Roman Catholic

About Prince Angelo

Angelo (Angelo Rodi Fidenza Grimaldi born 23rd May 1990) is the youngest sibling of His Majesty King Leonardo. Angelo was born in Venta Silurum, like his other siblings, and was educated at The Royal Boys Academy (informally referred to as The Academy) a private school for boys from the age of 3-18 years of age. Angelo's father, King Sebastian, chose a curriculum of English Literature, French, Latin, Biology, Politics, Geography, Physical Education and History. When Angelo left The Academy, he attended the The Royal Military School, where he enlisted as an officer cadet into His Majesty's Air Force, becoming a Pilot Officer after his basic training.

After spending two years in the Air Force as a Pilot Officer Angelo attended the Military Command School (MCS). Angelo attended MCS for 6 months passing out as a Squadron Leader (the army equivalent of Major). On 23rd October 2014, after several successful active duty tours, the then sovereign and Angelo's eldest brother, Lucca confirmed the appointment of Angelo to post of Air Commodore-in-Chief of the Central Air Command and promoted him to the rank of Air Marshal (the army equivalent of Lieutenant General). On 2nd November 2015, Palazzo Reale confirmed that Angelo would be retiring from active service in order to contribute to royal duties.

Angelo, like many other members of the Royal Family, has a keen interest in charitable causes and is the patron of 215 charities. Along with his brother Leonardo, Angelo is a member of the board of The Prince's Award. It was founded to provide a balanced programme of activities that develops the whole person – mind, body and soul – in an environment of social interaction and team working. Angelo is often seen sponsoring the events of The Prince's Award and on 16th July 2016 became Chairman of the Board.

Upon the coronation of his brother Lucca, it was confirmed that Angelo was being bestowed as a Count, therefore becoming the Count of Cesena. Upon the abdication of his brother Lucca and the ascension of his second eldest sibling, Leonardo, Angelo was appointed as an Aide-de-Camp to His Majesty The King and a Counsellor of State. Angelo was assigned to work on the public services portfolio.

Angelo can speak fluent French and Latin. He has been learning Spanish and can currently speak as conversational level. Upon Leonardo's marriage to Alexia, Angelo began learning Russian in order to be able to better communicate with the Romakovan Royal Family.

In May 2014, Angelo was introduced to LinkJuliet Aconi, granddaughter of Tobias Aconi, an Edomite businessman. The pair have been seen on several occasions together, with Juliet being present at the Coronation of Leonardo. She has made more of an appearance with Angelo in many recent state events.

Titles, Styles & Honours

  • 23 May 1990 - 23 May 2003: His Royal Highness Prince Angelo of Pesaro

  • 23 May 2003 - 8 January 2005: His Royal Highness The Prince Angelo

  • 8 January 2005 - 1st January 2011: His Royal Highness The Prince Angelo, Viscount Vinci

  • 1st January 2011 - Present: His Royal Highness The Prince Angelo, Count of Cesena

Full Title: His Royal Highness, The Prince Angelo, Viscount of Cesena, Baron Pesaro and Aide-de-Camp to His Majesty the King.

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