Duke of Goldstream
The Duke of Goldstream
Knight Grand Commander of the Snowflake
|In Office||February 2018 - February 2021|
|Preceded by||Lady Thurston |
As Minister of Affairs
|Successor||Baron of Dorrel|
His Grace, the Duke of Goldstream, Stefan Winkler (29 January 1969 - 15 January 2023) was a member of the Hereditary Nobility of Westarctica and served as Foreign Minister on the Royal Council from February 2018 to February 2021. He was also the Captain of the Goldstream Guards.
Service with German military
His Grace served as a front line officer in the Bosnian and Afghanistan wars and was awarded the Gold Cross of Honour from the German Army, as well the US Army commendation and the US Army achievement medal. He also held the German army achievement medal in gold with 5 successive repeats.
As Foreign Minister
In his capacity as Westarctica's Foreign Minister, the Duke was been extremely active and helped inspire the international members of the Honorary Consular Corps. With Royal Decree RD-2021-001, Grand Duke Travis gave the Foreign Minister nearly autonomous authority over his office to help speed activities without waiting for approval from the Crown.
On 11 February 2021, the Duke of Goldstream resigned from his position as Foreign Minister and became a private citizen of Westarctica.
On 13 July 2018, the Duke was granted the subordinate title "Viscount Grier" in recognition for his work with the Honorary Consular Corps. It was named for Mount Grier, which is situated directly to the west of Goldstream Peak. Both the title of Viscount Grier and Count of Goldstream are currently in abeyance for lack of a suitable legal heir.