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Crown Princess Caroline of Austenasia

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Her Imperial Highness
Crown Princess Caroline
Photograph taken 2012
Representative of Wrythe
In office:
24 December 2011 - 19 November 2013
Prime Minister  • HIH Crown Prince Jonathan
 • Lord Marshal William K., Baron of Zephyria
Predecessor HIH Crown Prince Jonathan
Successor HIM Emperor Jonathan I
Third Midget Master
In office:
31 July 2006 - 4 February 2010
Predecessor Jonathan (II)
Successor Thomas IV
Personal information
Born 25 May 1998 (age 16)
Carshalton, UK Unionflag.png
Citizenship Austenasian, British
Ethnicity Anglo-Saxon
Residence Imperial Residence, Wrythe, Austenasia
Religion Christian (Methodist)
Military service
Allegiance Noflag.png Midget Empire (Sep 2005 - Dec 2009)
Noflag.png Midget Nation-in-Exile (Dec 2009 - Apr 2011)
Flag of Austenasia.png Empire of Austenasia (Apr 2011 - )
Service/branch Midget Army (Sep 2005 - Jul 2006, Dec 2009 - Apr 2011)
Austenasian Army (Apr 2011 - )
In service 2005 - 2006, 2009 - Present
Rank Private (2005 - 2006)
Midget Master (2006 - 2010)
Private (2010 - )
Unit Midget Army (2005 - 2006, 2009 - 2011)
Centuria II Midgetae (2011 - )
Battles/wars  • War of the Midget Hunters
 • War of the Upper Playground

HIH Crown Princess Caroline (born 25 May 1998) is the eldest daughter of the former Emperor Terry I and only sibling of the incumbent Emperor Jonathan I of the Empire of Austenasia. As such, she is heir to the Throne of Austenasia. As the former Third Midget Master ruling between July 2006 and February 2010, she holds the current record for the longest rule of any head of state of the Carshalton Nations.

After claiming the Throne and losing the subsequent Austenasian Civil War, the Crown Princess was sentenced to a week of exile, which lasted from 7 - 14 August 2010. As she is relatively young and still in education, Crown Princess Caroline does not carry out many official imperial duties, though she often accompanies the Imperial Family to events or when visiting other members of the extended Family. She was elected Representative of Wrythe in December 2011, and held that office as well as several positions in the Cabinet until the November 2013 Austenasian elections.


Contents

Biography

Crown Princess Caroline was born at 17:49 on 25 May 1998 in St. Helier Hospital, the second child and only daughter of Terry and Margaret Austen, the future Austenasian Emperor and Empress. She was baptised at Raynes Park Methodist Church on 19 June 1998, and confirmed into the Methodist Church of Great Britain on 8 December 2013 at Carshalton Methodist Church. She is now in her fourth year at high school after spending eight years (inluding Nursery) at Rushy Meadow, the same primary school attended by her brother the current Emperor.

Crown Princess Caroline was a member of the Merger Club between its founding in 2005 and its dissolution in 2009, becoming a member of its Leadership Team in October 2007 and helping to raise hundreds of pounds for various charities. She originally served as a "guard", attempting to stop other children disrupting meetings, but became the Club's cleaner in February 2007 and then one of two secretaries when she joined the Leadership Team.

Crown Princess Caroline has starred in Cool Barbie, ATP's flagship sci-fi series, voicing the titular character in all three of the original and all seven of the currently published episodes. She also appeared as Moonita, a leader/protector of the toys' kingdoms, at the end of Cool Barbie IV and at the start of Cool Barbie VII, and has voiced several minor characters.

Midget Empire

Crown Princess Caroline was a member of the Midget Army, the inhabitants of a primary school-based micronation known as the Midget Empire, and on 31 July 2006 inherited the title of Midget Master from her brother, who was leaving the last year of the school. When she returned after the summer holidays, she was unwilling to rule and the Midget Empire fell.

It was six months after she had left the school herself, on 30 December 2009, that she finally issued a decree as Midget Master and founded the Midget Nation-in-Exile. On 4 February 2010, she decided to abdicate in favour of Thomas (a former commander in the Midget Empire) so that the new Nation-in-Exile would have a strong leader.

Austenasia

Caroline gained the title of Princess when the Empire of Austenasia was declared an independent state on 20 September 2008. Daughter of the first Emperor, Terry I, Princess Caroline was 2nd in Line to the Throne.

Skirmish of the Treasury

On 25 May 2009, some friends of the then Princess were invited to the Imperial Residence after a celebration of her 11th birthday. She promptly led them in an attack on the Prime Minister's Office, defended by Crown Prince Jonathan and by Lord General William (who had also been invited). The attackers stole the Treasury, but the defenders were ultimately victorious (with the help of Emperor Terry), and Princess Caroline was arrested.

Although found innocent of treason and two counts of high treason through lack of evidence, she was found guilty of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit assault, and attempted assault. The Princess was sentenced to several community services and a public apology. The now Emperor Jonathan I and Emperor Father Terry have since forgiven Princess Caroline for this incident, and although the Skirmish of the Treasury was the first time that the Austenasian Army fought in defence of the Empire, it is now mostly remembered simply as a time when the Princess and her friends got hyperactive at a party.

Claim to the Throne and Austenasian Civil War

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On 15 February 2010, HIM Emperor Terry I announced that he would abdicate the Throne. Crown Prince Jonathan refused the Throne so that he could remain Prime Minister, and so it passed to Emperor Esmond III.

Emperor Esmond, despite not being related to the Imperial Family, had been made second in line to the Throne during October 2009 as a ceremonial honour with the passing of Act 105 (Supreme Companion of the Heir). At the time of this honour being granted, it was not expected that Emperor Terry would abdicate so soon, and that when he did Crown Prince Jonathan would refuse the Throne. Act 113 (Abdication of HIM Emperor Terry I), which enacted the transfer of the Throne, kept the Line of Succession the same as if Terry I were still Emperor. Princess Caroline and her brother thus retained their imperial rank.

On 3 March 2010, Princess Caroline announced that she was making a formal claim to the Throne, stating that although she would not try and overthrow him, she believed that the accession of Emperor Esmond III was unlawful and that she should have been next in line after her brother refused the Throne.

The Vestry Conference, held between the Crown Prince, Lord General William and Princess Caroline was held on Sunday 7 March to attempt to reach a compromise. The talks collapsed, and ended with the declaration of the Austenasian Civil War after the Princess was arrested for high treason due to stating that she would attempt to depose Esmond III.

Princess Caroline was placed under low-security house arrest in the Imperial Residence: she was allowed access to the internet and telephones, and could leave the house whenever permission was given by another Wrythe Town Council member for her to do so. Her supporters (the Carolinians) were defeated in two battles and the Austenasian Monarchical Referendum. On 24 May, the war ended with victory for the Emperor.

After losing the Referendum to the Emperor, Princess Caroline signed the Treaty of Ruskin Road on 23 May 2010, withdrawing her immediate claim to the Throne and denouncing all military support for it. By signing it, she also accepted her punishment of one week's exile for High Treason (announcing her intention to remove the Emperor from the Throne). The Treaty came into force on 24 May, when Esmond III (the final signatory) signed the Treaty.

On 3 June 2010, Princess Caroline issued a statement denouncing continued support for her renounced claim by some American micronations. She spent her week in exile accompanied by some members of the Imperial Family in the British seaside town of Sidmouth in August later that year.

Post-war

Crown Princess Caroline's position on the political compass as of December 2012.

Princess Caroline met Esmond III in person for the first time when he visited the Imperial Residence on 18 September 2010 for his coronation (they had previously spoken over the phone earlier in the year on 1 April, during the civil war). The friendly greetings exchanged between the two former enemies in front of members of the Imperial Family and the Emperor's Orlian retinue helped restore the Princess' standing in the Carshalton Nations. She became regarded as having rebelled due to a justifiable sense of having been seriously wronged, withdrawing her claim when realising the Austenasian people did not support it, and having served her punishment for causing the war.

The Princess did not involve herself in politics again until December 2011, when she stood for election as Representative of Wrythe, winning the seat from her brother on Christmas Eve with 66% of the vote. Later that day, Declan I (Esmond's successor as Emperor) appointed her Chancellor, Chief Ambassador, and Secretary-General to the new Cabinet, but she is not regarded as having had particularly successful terms, doing little of note and relying mainly on her brother for direction.

On 20 January 2013, Declan I abdicated. Crown Prince Jonathan succeeded him as HIM Emperor Jonathan I, making Caroline the new Heir to the Throne with the title of Crown Princess. Caroline did not stand for the November 2013 Austenasian elections, and was succeeded in her governmental positions by her brother the Emperor. Upon her 16th birthday on 25 May the following year, she was made a member of the Privy Council.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Imperial Styles of
Crown Princess Caroline
Coa of Austenasia.png
Reference style Her Imperial Highness
Spoken style Your Imperial Highness
Alternative style Ma'am

Note: From 20 September 2008 to 14 February 2009 there was no established way of honoring members of the Imperial Famliy. As such, during this period Caroline's formal style grew extremely long as various titles and honours accumulated.

Titles and styles in Austenasia

  • 25 May 1998 - 20 September 2008: Caroline Austen
  • 20 September 2008 - 10 January 2009: HRH Princess Caroline
  • 10 January 2009: HIH Princess Caroline
  • 10 January 2009 - 31 January 2009: HIH Princess Dame Caroline Austen, DOC
  • 31 January 2009: HIH Princess Lady Dame Caroline Austen, Baroness of Wrythe, DOC
  • 31 January 2009 - 8 February 2009: HIH Princess Lady Dame Caroline Austen, Baroness of Wrythe, DHJ, DOC
  • 8 February 2009 - 14 February 2009: HIH Princess Lady Dame Caroline Austen, Baroness of Wrythe, DHJ, DOC, DPP
  • 14 February 2009 - 19 October 2010: HIH Princess Caroline
    • 3 March 2010 - 24 May 2010: To Carolinians: "HIM Empress Caroline I"
  • 19 October 2010 - 10 November 2010: HI&RH Princess Caroline
  • 10 November 2010 - 20 January 2013: HIH Princess Caroline
  • 20 January 2013 - present: HIH Crown Princess Caroline

Midget titles and styles

  • 25 May 1998 - 31 July 2006: Caroline Austen
  • 31 July 2006 - 30 December 2009: Midget Master Caroline
  • 30 December 2009 - 4 February 2010: Midget Master Caroline III
  • 4 February 2010 - present: Reverted to Austenasian titles and styles (see above)

Honours


Flag of Austenasia.png Dame of Carothan: 10/1/2009
Flag of Austenasia.png Dame of Honour in the Glorious Order of St. John: 31/1/2009
Flag of Austenasia.png Dame Protector of the Crown Prince: 8/2/2009 - 7/3/2010
Rushymiaflag.jpg Commander of the Lower Playground (honorary): 23/11/2010 - 23/7/2014

Arms

Ancestry

Preceded by:
Alex of Rushymia
Longest ruled head of state of the Carshalton Nations
~February 2009 - present
Succeeded by:
Incumbent record holder
Preceded by:
Heir to the Throne
Line of Succession to the Austenasian Throne
1st in Line to the Throne
Succeeded by:
HIH Princess Christine
Crown Princess Caroline of Austenasia
Born: 25 May 1998
Austenasian Royalty
Preceded by:
HIH Crown Prince Jonathan
Heir to the Throne
20 January 2013 - present
Succeeded by:
Incumbent
Preceded by:
Throne established
2nd in Line to the Throne
20 September 2008 - 25 October 2009
Succeeded by:
Dark Lord Esmond, 2nd Duke of Highland, SCH
Preceded by:
HIH Princess Christine
3rd in Line to the Throne
25 October 2009 - 16 February 2010
Succeeded by:
HIH Princess Christine
Preceded by:
Dark Lord Esmond, 2nd Duke of Highland, SCH
2nd in Line to the Throne
16 February 2010 - 20 January 2013
Succeeded by:
HIH Princess Christine
Royal titles
Preceded by:
Midget Master Jonathan (II)
Midget Master
31 July 2006 - 4 February 2010
Succeeded by:
Midget Fuhrer Thomas IV
Political offices
Preceded by:
HIH Crown Prince Jonathan
Representative of Wrythe
Chancellor of Austenasia
Secretary-General of Austenasia

24 December 2011 - 19 November 2013
Succeeded by:
HIM Emperor Jonathan I
Preceded by:
HIH Crown Prince Jonathan
Chief Ambassador of Austenasia
24 December 2011 - 24 June 2013
Succeeded by:
HIH Eritoshi, Countess of Memphis
Rushymian titles
Preceded by:
Vacant
Last holder unknown, c. 2000
Commander of the Lower Playground
23 November 2010 - 23 July 2014
Succeeded by:
HIH Emperor Mother Margaret
Preceded by:
HIH Crown Prince Jonathan
Defender of Nibiru
20 January 2013 - present
Succeeded by:
Incumbent
Preceded by:
Lady I. Easton, Baroness of Thanasia
Commander of the Upper Playground
8 September 2014 - present
Succeeded by:
Incumbent
Term ends 23 July 2018
Noble titles
Preceded by:
Town (Barony) created
1st Baroness of Wrythe
31 January 2009 - present
Succeeded by:
Incumbent
Preceded by:
Provice created
1st Countess of Nearloch
21 February 2009 - present
Succeeded by:
Incumbent
Preceded by:
HIH Crown Prince Jonathan
Lord of Muschamp Alley
20 January 2013 - present
Succeeded by:
Incumbent
Other offices
Preceded by:
Office established
Cleaner for the Merger Club
11 February 2007 - 7 October 2007
Succeeded by:
Office abolished
Preceded by:
Office established
Second Secretary to the Merger Club
7 October 2007 - 23 August 2009
Succeeded by:
Merger Club disbanded
Titles in pretence
Preceded by:
HIM Emperor Terry I
as legitimate Monarch
Empress of Austenasia
3 March 2010 - 24 May 2010
(Carolinian succession)
Succeeded by:
HIM Emperor Jonathan I
as de jure pretender