Order of Precedence in Westarctica

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The Order of Precedence in Westarctica contains 39 different positions and includes the Royal Family, all Hereditary Nobles, all Knights and Dames of Westarctica, as well as Westarctica's Colonial Governors, the Nobles of Calsahara, Lords and Ladies of the Colonial Estates, and diplomats of Westarctica. The following list represents all possible title holders of either gender.

When inside the borders of Calsahara, Calsaharan noble titles outrank equivalent Westarctican titles.1

Rank Title Written Style of Address Oral Style of Address
Royal Family
1 Grand Duke
Grand Duchess
His Royal Highness
Her Royal Highness
Your Royal Highness
2 Prince-Consort
Princess-Consort
His Royal Highness
Her Royal Highness
Your Royal Highness
3 Princes of the Blood
Princess of the Blood
His Royal Highness
Her Royal Highness
Your Royal Highness
High Officers of Government
4 The Prime Minister of Westarctica His / Her Excellency Your Excellency
5 High Commissioner of Westarctica Her / His Excellency Your Excellency
6 Chief Justice of the Grand Ducal Court Her / His Honor Your Honor
Royal Council Ministers
7 Minister of Department His / Her Excellency Your Excellency
8 Deputy Minister of Department His / Her Excellency Your Excellency
9 Director of Department The Honorable None
10 Commissioner of Department The Honorable None
Grand Ducal Court Justices
11 Seniority Rank Justice Her / His Honor Your Honor
Colonial Governors
12 Captain-General of Calsahara His/ Her Excellency Your Excellency
13 Governor of the Balleny Islands His/ Her Excellency Your Excellency
Peers of Westarctica
14 Lineal Prince
Lineal Princess
His Highness
Her Highness
Your Highness
15 Noble Prince
Noble Princess
His Serene Highness
Her Serene Highness
Your Serene Highness
16 Duke
Duchess
His Grace
Her Grace
Your Grace
17 Marquis
Marquise
His Lordship
Her Ladyship
Your Lordship
Ladyship
18 Count
Countess
His Lordship
Her Ladyship
Your Lordship
Ladyship
19 Viscount
Viscountess
His Lordship
Her Ladyship
Your Lordship
Ladyship
20 Baron
Baroness
His Lordship
Her Ladyship
Your Lordship
Ladyship
21 Baronet
Baronetness
Sir
Dame + given name (no surname)
Sir
Dame
Nobles of Calsahara
22 Maharaja His/ Her Supreme Highness Your Supreme Highness
23 Prince(ess) His/ Her Highness Your Highness
24 Duke/ Duchess His/ Her Grace Your Grace
25 Count His Lordship
Her Ladyship
Your Lordship/ Ladyship
26 Baron His Lordship
Her Ladyship
Your Lordship/ Ladyship
27 Dey His/ Her Deyship Your Deyship
Lords and Ladies of the Manor
28 Lord of Lastname Manor
Lady of Lastname Manor
His Lordship
Her Ladyship
Your Lordship/ Ladyship
Knights and Dames of Westarctica
29 Knights of the Illustrious Antarctic Order of the Orca Sir / Dame Sir/ Dame
30 Knights of the Order of the Snowflake Sir / Dame Sir/ Dame
31 Knights of the Order of the Desert Heart Sir / Dame Sir / Dame
32 Knights of the Noble Order of Westarctica Sir / Dame Sir / Dame
33 Knights of the Noble Order of the Sword Sir / Dame Sir / Dame
34 Legionnaires of the Legion of Peace Legionnaire Legionnaire
Representatives of the Diplomatic Corps
35 Ambassador His / Her Excellency Your Excellency
36 Consul-General His / Her Excellency Your Excellency
37 Consul His / Her Excellency Your Excellency
38 Vice-Consul His / Her Excellency Your Excellency
39 Honorary Consul His / Her Excellency Your Excellency

1Note that an individual may hold one or more noble titles and hold one or more governmental appointments. While the noble title or titles could be removed by the Grand Duke, such titles are typically either life-long or hereditary, appointments may come and go and can also be held by the non-noble citizenry. When addressing a person with both a noble or ministerial/ colonial title, it is customary to refer to and address that person by his or her highest ranking position in the Order of Precedence, whatever that is. So a baron who was also the Minister of Foreign Affairs would be addressed as "Your Excellency" so long as he/ she remained Minister, but would revert to "Your Lordship"/ ""Your Ladyship" if he or she were to leave this office and not receive another appointment with a form of address higher in the order of precedence than that of baron. A citizen who was Commissioner of the Treasury would be addressed as "your honor" while holding that position, but would become simply "Mr.", "Ms.", etc. if/ when he/ she left office. Positions in the government of Westarctica are not usually life-long appointments, and have never been hereditary, though the exact policy with regard to such matters rests entirely with the Grand Duke.