Royal Household of Grand Duke Travis
The Royal Household of Grand Duke Travis was created by Royal Decree on 28 April 2023. The royal household is a quasi-governmental organization and falls under the jurisdiction of the Executive branch of the Government of Westarctica.
The royal household forms the core of the royal court consisting mostly of positions of service to the Grand Duke. Some of the offices in the household are ceremonial posts which were not appropriate for inclusion in the Royal Council. The household has several military posts responsible for security of the Grand Duke and Westarctica as a whole. Officers holding these posts are sourced from the Westarctican Royal Guards.
The Sovereign has the privilege of appointing and dismissing members of the royal household at will.
New offices in the royal household may be created by decree after consultation with the Prime Minister. Currently, the following offices exist in the Royal Household of Grand Duke Travis.
Head of the Royal Household
- Chief of Staff – Private Secretary to the Sovereign. Assists the Sovereign with communications between government institutions, acts as advisor to the Sovereign.
Ceremonial Companions to the Sovereign
- Master of the Horse – Ceremonial position held by a man.
- Lady-in-Waiting – Ceremonial position held by a woman.
Positions of Service to the Crown
- Counsellor of State – Member(s) of the Royal Family authorized to act on the Crown's behalf.
- Ellsworth King of Arms – Chief Herald of Westarctica, creates grants of arms for noble peers. Keeper of the Seal – Responsible for creating Letters Patent.
- Kapellmeister – Creates music on behalf of Westarctica.
- Grand Inquisitor – Identifies and exposes criminals committing acts of ecocide around the world.
Military Aides to the Sovereign
- Warden of the Marshes – Ceremonial administrator of Westarctica's military. (Post held by the Minister of Defense)
- Captain of the Guard – Senior military officer in the Westarctican Royal Guards.
- Aide-de-Camp – Senior military aide to the Sovereign.
- Equerry – Junior military aides to the Sovereign.
|Chief of Staff||Duke of the Bear Peninsula||28 April - Present|
|Lady-in-Waiting||Baroness Hanna||28 April - Present|
|Counsellor of State||Countess of Benton||28 April - Present|
|Grand Inquisitor||Marquis de Kramer||28 April - Present|
|Kapellmeister||Duke of Moulton-Berlin||28 April - Present|
|Warden of the Marshes||Duke of Waesche||28 April - Present|
|Captain of the Guard||Viscount Atwood||28 April - Present|