© 2004 Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg. All Rights Reserved. Originally published in The Gotzborg Eagle, reproduced under license to Sinclair Publications.
On 26 October 2004, His Imperial Majesty, Harald Thorstein I the Generous Giver, of Stormark, inducted His Royal Majesty of Götzborg into his nation’s Peerage. The Imperial Proclamation states that HRM August Charles II is now also Prince of Nordhurland Vestra in Stormark. The Proclamation came very soon after Götzborg and Stormark had concluded a Treaty of Recognition and Friendship.
In addition to His Majesty’s Peerage, His Grace, the Duke of Altamore, was Knighted into the Most Illustrious Imperial Order of Sleipnir, at the rank of Knight Commander. Both honours were humbly accepted by the recipients.
“I do not know what I have done to deserve such honour from yourself or Stormark, however I am deeply thankful and appreciative of the peerage and the title.” – HRM King August Charles II upon hearing of his Peerage in Stormark.
“I am truly and deeply honoured… I cannot express into words how appreciative I am.” – HG Robert, Duke of Altamore after learning of his Knighthood in Stormark.
At around the same time as these various honours were being bestowed upon Götzborgers, HRM King August Charles II was working on a Royal Decree of his own. On 29 October, HIM Haral Thorstein I was made Knight Commander of Most Noble and Ancient Order of the Crown in Götzborg. This Order of Knighthood is the highest in Götzborg, and is truly an honour. HIM had this to say about the induction:
“Thank you for your most cordial gesture. I’m still speechless….”
The Emperor of Stormark is indeed a humble and honourable man – most worthy of the award granted him by HRM of Götzborg.