Monarchy of Montescano

To Montescano, monarchy is the only alternative to mob rule with democracy and republicanism.

Monarchy has been a Montescanesque principle since far before the founding of the State. To us, monarchy is the only alternative to mob rule with democracy, and more importantly it is the system God has proscribed in the Bible. Our rejection of the idea of popular sovereignty places the Monarch in a position with the important burden of the actual care and well-being of their subjects.


Our Prince

Dionisiy is the present Monarch, reigning since the very foundation of the Principality in 2019. Because of the size of the Principality, the Monarch has in theory unrestricted power, however, the Prince rules with the best interests of his people in mind. The Prince is advised by the Landtag, a body made up of influential nobles who help draft laws and offer their opinion to the Prince when it is solicited.


Titles and styles

  • 29-05-2019 — Present: His Serene Highness the Sovereign Prince of Montescano

The Prince’s style and title in full: His Serene Highness Dionisiy, By the Grace of God Sovereign Prince of Montescano, Count of Nieuwendam. The “et cetera, et cetera, et cetera” is often added to this title to allude to the Prince other titles like his Sovereignty of the royal orders.


Protocol

On presentation to The Prince, he is formally addressed as “Your Serene Highness” in the first instance and thereafter as “Sir”. On presentation to another member of the Princely Family who is a Serene Highness, they are addressed as “Your Serene Highness” in the first instance and thereafter as “Sir” or “Ma’am”. The Sovereign is always styled “His Serene Highness” as is his consort and children. Grandchildren (and other princes and princess of the princely house) of the Sovereign not children of the heir are styled Illustrious Highness.


When writing a member of the Princely Family, one should never start your letter with “Dear…” instead you should use their style “Your Serene Highness” or “Your Illustrious Highness”. In the letter you should not refer to them as “Your” but rather “Your Serene Highness” or “Your Illustrious Highness”. For example: “I would like to thank you for your visit to our school…” rather, “I would like to thank Your Serene Highness for visiting our school…”. You can end your letter simply with “Sincerely” or use the more formal “I have the honor to remain, Sir, Your Serene Highness’s most humble and obedient subject”. Either or any version of this is welcome to be used. Unless you personally know the Prince or a member of the Princely Family, all letters should be sent through their private secretary with a letter asking the letter for it to be presented to them.