The Kingdom of Montenbourg - The Royal Household
The Royal Household of His Majesty King Lawrence I
Welcome to the Royal Household (RH). The RH is headed by the King of Montenbourg and his supporting public relations staff. The RH is tasked with communicating the King's messages to the Montenbourg people and to the rest of Europe. The RH is also responsible for facilitating a clear and transparent communications channel between the King of Montenbourg and the greater public. The current and incumbent monarch is Lawrence I.
All public relations and press messages will be posted here. All press questions sent to the King will be answered here as well.
21 September 2017, Official photograph released of The Royal Family
This the release of the national portrait of His Majesty The King Lawrence with his wife Her Royal Majesty Queen Grace and the HRH Prince James and HRH Princess Helena that was taken in the Green Courtyard, part of the Castle's gardens apartments. We encourage the usage of this portrait at the national gatherings and commemorations of our Royal Family.
Lawrence I, Grace II, James and Helena
Those who undertake official duties are members of The King's close family: his children and his wife.
Every year the Royal Family as a whole carries out over 2,000 official engagements throughout Montenbourg and worldwide. These engagements may include official State responsibilities. Members of the Royal Family often carry out official duties in Montenbourg and abroad where The King cannot be present in person. The Queen, The Prince of Montague and The Princess Royal, for example, may present members of the public with their honours at an Investiture.
When official events such as receptions, State banquets and garden parties are held, the Royal Family supports The King in making his guests welcome.
Members of the Royal Family also often represent The King and the nation in the European Union or other countries, at events such as State funerals or national festivities, or through longer visits to strengthen Montenbourg diplomatic and economic relations.
The Royal Family also plays an important role in supporting and encouraging the public and charity sectors. About 3,000 organisations list a member of the Royal Family as patron or president.
The huge range of these organisations - covering every subject from education to the environment, hospitals to housing - allows members of the Royal Family to meet people from a wide spectrum of national and local life, and to understand their interests, problems and concerns.
2,000: the number of official engagements carried out by the Royal Family each year in Montenbourg and overseas.
70,000: the number of people entertained each year to dinners, lunches, receptions and garden parties at the Royal residences.
100,000: the number of letters received and answered each year by the Royal Family.
Some members of the Royal Family have also established their own charities - for example, The Prince's Trust, The Queen Award Scheme and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, a charity which provides advice and support for people acting as carers.
The Royal Family also plays an important role in recognising and supporting the work of the Armed Services. Members of the Royal Family have official relationships with many units of the Forces, paying regular visits to soldiers, sailors and airmen serving at home and abroad.
Finally, the Royal Family as a whole plays a role in strengthening national unity. Members of the Royal Family are able to recognise and participate in community and local events in every part of Montenbourg, from the opening of new buildings to celebrations or acts of commemoration.
The King working by himself would be unable to attend every engagement to which he is invited. Members of the Royal Family can undertake local or specialist engagements which would otherwise have to be declined.
We hope that this portrait elevate the noble values of montenbourg and keep being a standout in our mission for the betterment of all.
God Save Our King! Long Live our Noble King! and Hail to our Noble family!
Lady Elena Marlin, Countess of Winchestaire
19 October 2017,Royal Statement of the Repeal "Marriage Equality Bill" at the World Assembly
"We are big and vast and diverse; a nation of people with different backgrounds and beliefs, different experiences and stories, but bound by our shared ideal that no matter who you are or what you look like, how you started off, or how and who you love, Montenbourg is a place where you can write your own destiny. We are a people who believe that every single child is entitled to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. There’s so much more work to be done to extend the full promise of Montenbourg to every Montenbourgian. But today, we can say in no uncertain terms that we’ve made our union a little more perfect. Gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights, and that the Kingdom of Montenbourg would be a leader in defending those rights, marriage equality is one of this universal rights.
Now there were some countries that did not want to hear that. But I believe Monenbourg is at its best when we champion the freedom and dignity of every human being. That's who we are. It's in our DNA. And as Queen, I had the privilege to represent that Montenbourg to the world. . LGBT Montenbourgians are our colleagues, our teachers, our soldiers, our friends, our loved ones. And they are full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship here in Montenbourg and around the World. That includes marriage. That's why I support marriage for lesbian and gay couples. Thats why I support the Marriage Equality Bill. I support it personally and as a matter of policy and law, imbedded in a broader effort to advance equality and opportunity for LGBT Montenbourgians. Like so many others my personal views have been shaped over time by people I have known and loved. By my experience representing our nation on the world stage. My devotion to law and human rights and the guiding principles of my faith. Marriage after all is a fundamental building block of our society and we need to protect it.
I hope that as we discuss and debate, whether it's around a kitchen table or in the public square, we do so in a spirit of respect and understanding. Conversations with our friends, our families, our congregations, our coworkers are opportunities to share our own reflections and to invite others to share theirs. They give us a chance to find that common ground and a path forward. For those of us who lived through the long years of the civil rights and women's rights movements, the speed with which more and more people have come to embrace the dignity and equality of LGBT Montenbourgians has banned breath taking and inspiring. We see it all around us every day in major cultural statements and in quiet family moments.
But the journey is far from over and therefore we must keep working to make our country freer and fairer. And to continue to inspire the faith the world puts in our leadership. In doing so, we will keep moving closer and closer to that more perfect union promised to us all. Thats why Montenbourg will defend LGBT rights here and around the world. We say no to Repeal the Marriage Equality Bill!
Thank you and lets fight for a Better World"
HRH Queen Grace II of Montenbourg
Queen-Consort of the King