Angelina II of Sierra
|Queen of the Columbia Realms, England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, Protector of All Sierrans (more...)|
Angelina II in 2018
|Queen of Sierra |
|Reign||June 21, 2015–present|
|Coronation||October 21, 2015|
|Heir presumptive||Marc, Prince of Sonora|
|Regent||Prince George (2016–2019)|
Steven Hong (2015-2016)|
Daniel McComb (2016-2017)
Nemesis Heartwell (2017-2020)
Susan Kwon (2020–Present)
|Queen of Guam|
|Reign||June 21, 2015–present|
|Queen of the Northern Mariana Islands|
|Reign||June 21, 2015–present|
August 12, 1996|
Porciúncula, Gold Coast, Sierra
|Royal house||House of Columbia|
Angelina II of Sierra (born August 12, 1996 as Elisa Madeleine) is the seventh and current reigning monarch of Sierra, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands as the Head of the Realm. As the Queen Regnant, she ascended the throne following the abdication of her father, Smith II on June 21, 2015. Her ascension made her the youngest monarch in Sierran history to receive the Crown. Her ascension and subsequent reign has seen the resurgence of republicanism in Sierra, especially during the regency of her great-uncle, The Prince Elder George.
Angelina was born at the Occidental Palace as the first grandchild of then-Queen Angelina I and Prince Adam and is the great-great-great-great-granddaughter of the late Smith I. She is a descendant of James II of England, and is the seventh pretender of the Jacobite succession to the British Crown, and is the current head of the House of Columbia. While she is legally known by her regnal name, Angelina II (in honor of her grandmother, Angelina I), the media and public has occasionally continued to refer to her by her princessly name, "Elisa". Officially on government documents including acts of Parliament, Angelina is referred to by her era name, Shén De Ài (神的愛), and is written in Sierran Hanzi and translates into "Love of God" or "God's love". Her reign coincides with the current era, the Shendeai period.
She studied at the Wilshire Preparatory School and graduated from Santa Monica Boarding School in 2014. While Crown Princess, Angelina attracted attention from the media and public to her life since her birth. With Angelina and her siblings heavily protected from the scrutiny of their royal parents, she nonetheless remained the subject of interest in the Sierran public sphere. Interest in Angelina amplified following her ascension as Queen, as she had just completed her high school education two months before.
On January 24, 2016, Angelina II announced that she would fully dedicate herself to studies at Stanford University, temporarily giving her great-uncle, The Prince Elder George, the powers, responsibilities, and duties of the monarch in all of the countries within the Columbia Realm as her proxy with the position of Regent, until she completed her academics. She did not regain full responsibilities as Queen until October 25, 2019, about a year after she graduated when Prince George the Elder resigned due to ongoing controversy surrounding sexual abuse allegations.
|Royal Family of the Kingdom of Sierra|
Born on August 12, 1996 in the Nursery Room of the Occidental Palace, Angelina was delivered by her mother, Evelyn, with the medical assistance of the Palace's personal on-site medical staff. Weighing 8.2 pounds, Angelina was delivered naturally in the presence of her father, the King. Angelina was born in the same room where her father, uncle George, Prince of San Diego, and aunt Madeline, Princess of Santa Barbara. Shortly after her birth and the signage of her birth certificate, news of her birth was officially announced by her parents at the Occidental Palace Master Balcony before a public crowd. Her first public appearance was made on August 15 when she was carried in her mother's arms at a public outing. Gun salutes in Porciúncula and other cities across Sierra were conducted to commemorate her birth, and the Royal Jacobite Society held nationwide parades and gatherings to celebrate the firstborn princess of the Royal Couple.
While her mother, Duchess Evelyn spent much of her time at the Palace raising Angelina and her siblings, Marc and Clara Maria, Angelina spent a decent amount growing up under the care of her nanny, Cornelia Ernesto, who served as the midwife for Angelina's younger siblings. In addition to her siblings, Angelina enjoyed the company of her cousins, the children of her paternal uncle George and aunt Leslie as well as the children of her paternal aunt Madeline and uncle Ramon.
Angelina received her first education from the Porciúncula National Mall Premier Daycare Center at the age of 3 and continued until the age of 5. Angelina entered kindergarten at the Wilshire Preparatory School, an elite K-8 educational institution serving children of Porciúncula' most successful families. During summers, she and her siblings would receive supplemental training from professional tutors who helped strengthen Elisa's knowledge and preparation as Crown Princess.
From a young age, Angelina began developing an interest in playing the piano, violin, and the guitar—all three of which, she mastered by the age of 13. She also began writing poetry, took singing lessons, and received private taekwondo training from an instructor.
After turning 6, her grandmother, Angelina I, passed, thereby making her parents the new King and Queen Consort of Sierra. This change in turn, gave Angelina the title of Princess and Duchess of Mojave, and made her the new heir apparent to the Sierran throne. Her family moved from their private residence in Santa Monica to the Occidental Palace as a result, and continued her studies at the Porciúncula National Academy West, and was made an honorary soldier of the 1st King's Royal Guardsmen Regiment. Despite being a minor, she was made the patron donor of 12 charities and public-benefit organizations, most notably the Porciúncula Charter Libraries and Parks, and frequently made appearances, reading stories to children attendees.
Heiress to the Throne
|Kingdom of Sierra|
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While Crown Princess, she received rigorous training and preparation to fulfill this capacity throughout her life. She made frequent public appearances alongside her family and attends nearly all royal processions and events. In addition, she spoke on behalf of her parents and the Royal Household at occasions and events where they were not present. She was given the honorary military position of Field Admiral of the Navy during the 2015 annual Trooping the Color event. Through this capacity, she served as the ceremonial head of the Navy, a common position held by those with the Duchy of Mojave title.
The Crown Princess' choice of fashion also attracted the attention of the media, who paid close attention to the attire Angelina is found wearing. Despite Angelina and her siblings' protective parents and staff, Angelina had on occasion, made appearances and statements to the press without the prior knowledge of the Royal Household or government. Deemed charming, courteous, and kind, Angelina received praise from the public as a "true princess".
Ascension as Queen
On July 22, 2015, Angelina's father, Smith II, declared his abdication before Parliament and transferred the Crown to her, thus rendering her Queen of Sierra. In becoming Queen, she became the seventh monarch and second queen of Sierra, as well as the youngest to accede to the throne, as well as the youngest current reigning monarch at the time. She took up the regnal name of Angelina II, in honor of her grandmother, and bequeathed the titles of "Duke and Duchess of Cabo" unto her parents as her first acts as queen. Almost exactly three months later, on October 23, 2015, Angelina II was formally coronated as Queen of Sierra at the entrance of the West Wing of the Parliament Building in the presence of her family, including her father, and other important figures.
As queen, Angelina wields a considerable amount of power and responsibilities including her royal prerogatives through the Constitution. In practice and out of quasi-legal convention however, she has relegated virtually all of her powers and duties onto the Prime Minister, the Kingdom's head of government. She has, only on occasion, assumed her duties as queen under special circumstances or important events, as she is a university student currently in attendance. Angelina stated that it was her intention to continue fulfilling the role as a ceremonial and representative monarch, and abstain from entering the political sphere of Sierran government.
In January 2016, Angelina announced that, in order to pursue a career in engineering, she decided to attend Stanford University to obtain a master's degree and appointed her paternal great-uncle, Prince George the Elder to assume the Crown-in-regency for the duration of her academic studies. She stated that although she hoped to continue representing the state as its Queen, she believed that the time and efforts sacrificed in college would warrant a more abled individual to hold the Crown. As her father had recently abdicated and rescind to being a Duke, the natural choice was her father's brother, George, who is three years younger than him. However, her uncle refused to accept the regency, citing his own desire to continue his practice as a optometrist. The Queen then chose her great-uncle instead to fulfill the role of regent, a selection that received confirmation from the Senate.
Although Prince George the Elder has ruled as regent on behalf of the Queen, the young queen has attended certain ceremonial functions, especially during national holidays and breaks where she returned to the Occidental Palace in Porciúncula. She attended the funeral of former Clark senator Jeffrey Benedict in June 2016, and witnessed the commencement ceremony of the new All-Sierran Surveyor's Corps in July.
After the assassination of Prime Minister Steven Hong on August 12, 2016, the Queen made a rare, televised speech from her dormitory quarters at Stanford, urging her people to remain resilient and strong, and swore to perform her duty as "Protector of All Sierrans" to bring the individuals and forces involved to justice. When Prime Minister Daniel McComb was elected as the new prime minister in October of that same year, she personally met and congratulated him, giving him the traditional sovereign blessing (offering her right hand to be kissed). She made another unscripted televised speech following the 2017 Pawnee earthquake, and took a break on her studies to personally travel to the Southwest Corridor to assess the damage, and meet with citizens. The queen described the experience as "harrowing and humbling", and donated $10 million from the Royal Purse to several charities of which she is patroness of.
In October 2017, Angelina voiced her support in the Me Too movement following allegations made against Prime Minister McComb of sexual abuse. She accepted his resignation on October 10, 2017 and attended the 2018 annual National Women's Conference of Sierra in solidarity with victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence.
On December 2018, Angelina's student activities at Stanford came under public scrutiny when it was discovered she had pledged and joined Beta Mu, a social sorority. Critics questioned whether it was appropriate for the Queen in her position as head of state to become a member of a Greek fraternal organization controlled by university students and alumni, due to the popular opinion that fraternal organizations are rife with academic dishonesty, elitism, hazing, underaged drinking, and promiscuous lifestyles. An online petition with over 250,000 signature demanded that the Queen leave the sorority "out of respect for the Crown and regal dignity". Further development revealed that Angelina also joined the Bavarian Circle, a women-only social club and student secret society, which aroused criticism from the Sierran Conference of Catholic Bishops due to the Catholic Church's prohibition against its members from joining secret societies.
On October 26, 2019, Angelina resumed full responsibilities and duties as Queen upon the resignation of the Regent Prince. Prince George the Elder resigned amid major controversy involving sexual abuse allegations made against him and his connection with convicted sex offender Ethan Libermann.
On January 6, 2020, Prince George was found dead as a result of an apparent suicide which brought an abrupt end to the Red Rock Castle crisis, a major political crisis that saw the monarchy's legitimacy being questioned with many accusing it of facilitating sex criminals and for shielding sex offenders if they were members or or friends with the royal family, an accusation Angelina II had denied. The ensuing crisis resulted in the passing of the Early Parliamentary Federal Election Act of 2020 on April 6 permitting a snap federal election to be held on April 23, later delayed to May 1 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The election ended with the Social Democrats of Sierra winning the largest plurality within a hung parliament and Social Democrat leader Susan Kwon becoming the new Prime Minister.
Although Angelina was still a minor while Crown Princess and was not legally responsible for her own finances, she nonetheless was listed as the patron of over 10 organizations and societies, most notably the Porciúncula Charter Libraries and Parks, which bears her name and arms in appreciation to its chief sponsor. All of Angelina's financial support to these groups were provided for by the Privy Purse of the Royal Household. As Queen, she will assume the patronage of the 500+ organizations her father presided over.
Much of Angelina's personal early life was kept away from the public due to the protective nature of her parents and the royal constraints imposed upon her and her family. Known to play the piano, violin, and guitar, Angelina has also done poetry, taekwondo, swimming, crochet, tennis, and basketball. She participated in her school's mock trial club as well as served as editor-in-chief of her school newspaper her junior year.
Angelina expressed her hope to become a civil engineer (similar to her mother's past chemical engineering pursuit) in the future and had hopes to attend the engineering program at the prestigious Stanford University. She was accepted, and eventually decided to pursue her academics there on January 2016, entrusting the role as the Sovereign to her great-uncle, Prince George the Elder, as her regent.
Media reported that she and Prince Karl of Mariana were potentially interested in each other when she visited Mariana in 2013. Upon his departure for Sierra in 2015, it was further reported that the pair were romantically involved, confirmed by the Sierran Royal Family. The pair announced an engagement in May 2016, with a wedding date for December 23, 2016. The engagement was broken off on October 20, a little more than two months from the wedding. The decision was "mutual" due to "personality differences" and the two remained friends afterwards. The end of the relationship and the sudden cancellation of the wedding caused a media firestorm and publicity.
Like all of her predecessors, Angelina II was born and raised in the Catholic faith, while simultaneously serving as the Supreme Governor of the Church of New England, a New Anglican polity, and the Defender of the Faith for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Deseret, a Mormon polity. She has been a close friend of Sierran-born Pope Ignatius and has maintained a close relationship with the Sierran Jacobites, a predominantly Catholic community. In 2017, during Pope Ignatius' first pastoral visit to Sierra in his capacity as pope, he controversially declared that Angelina II was the rightful queen of Sierra and declared that those who opposed her reign were opposed to God. She is a regular attendee of Sunday Mass services. She has supported inter-faith relations and dialogues between religious leaders and communities.
Titles, styles, and arms
|Monarchical styles of|
|Reference style||Royal Majesty|
|Spoken style||Your Royal Highness|
- August 12, 1996 – October 15, 2005: Dear Lady Elisa The Marchioness of Lancaster
- October 16, 2005 – August 11, 2014: Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Duchess of Mojave
- August 12, 2014 – June 21, 2015: Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess and Duchess of Mojave
- June 21, 2015 – present: Her Royal Majesty Angelina II by the Grace of God, Queen of Sierra, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Britain, England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales and Protector of the Sierrans, Sovereign of Bénieîle, the Channel Islands, Los Pacifícos, the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Rapa Nui, the Sierran Samoa, Saint Andrews, Providence, and the Corn Islands, and the Isles of Pines, the Paramount Chieftess of Hawai'i, Righteous Sovereign of the Deseret, Most High Lady of Cancún and Yucatán, the Grand Duchess of Cozumel and Sovereign of All Other Loyal Lands and Islands, High Lady Superintendent of the Realm, Head of the Realm, et al.
As Crown Princess, she officially held the titles of Crown Princess of Mojave and Duchess of Mojave simultaneously while also unofficially holding the distinction as Crown Princess of Sierra. As is custom for all members of the sovereign and consort's immediate family, Angelina was officially styled as Her Royal Highness. When addressed, she must be addressed as Your Royal Highness before subsequent usages of the address Ma'am. Following her ascension, she is now styled Her Royal Majesty before subsequent usages of the address Madame or Ma'am. Those personally acquainted with the Queen may refer to her by her pre-regnal name, Elisa or middle name, Madeleine.
- Sovereign Grand Master of the Celebrated Order of the Golden Poppy
- Sovereign/Member First Class of the Royal Family of King Smith I
- Sovereign/Member First Class of the Order of the Tricolor
- Sovereign/Member First Class of the Order of the Encircled Star
- Sovereign of the Order of Merit
- Sovereign/Member First Class of the Order of King Smith I
- Sovereign/Member First Class of the Order of King Lewis I
- Sovereign/Member First Class of the Order of King Lewis II
- Sovereign/Member First Class of the Order of King Lewis III
- Sovereign/Member First Class of the Order of Queen Angelina I
- Sovereign/Member First Class of the Order of King Smith II
- Sovereign/Member First Class of the Royal Family of Queen Angelina II
- Grand Master of the Royal Order of the Rose of Sharon
- Grand Master of the Royal Order of the Navel
- Sovereign/Grand Cordon of the Order of the Harmonious Kingdom
- Sovereign/Grand Cordon of the Order of the Pacific
- 2014 Young Sierran of the Year Award (Honorary)
- 2nd Place in the Gold Coast Provincial High School Mock Trial Competition (with team)
Family tree and ancestry
Angelina is a great-great-granddaughter of King Pieter II of Mariana, through her paternal grandfather, Adam. Via him, she is a descendant of Russian, Prussian, Spanish, French, Austrian and the Hanoverian British monarchs. Through her paternal grandparents, she is both a descendant of King Jan III Sobieski of Poland and James VI and I.
|16. Pieter II of Mariana|
|8. Hendrik of Mariana|
|17. Sophie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin|
|4. Adam, Prince Consort of Sierra|
|18. Robert I, Duke of Parma|
|9. Maria Antonia of Bourbon-Parma|
|19. Maria Antonia of Portugal|
|2. Smith, Duke of Cabo|
|20. Lewis II of Sierra|
|10. Lewis III of Sierra|
|21. Maylene of Michigan|
|5. Angelina I of Sierra|
|22. Alexander of the Banat|
|11. Natalia of the Banat|
|23. Adelaide of the Banat|
|1. Angelina II|
|24. William Clark Richards|
|12. George Francis Richards|
|25. Emily Anne Fosters|
|6. Peter Richards|
|26. James Arthur Benson|
|13. Ruth Benson-Moss|
|27. Leslie Moss|
|3. Evelyn, Duchess of Cabo|
|28. John Pierre Montague|
|14. François Montague|
|29. Olivia Mercier|
|7. Helen Richards|
|30. Jean-Jacques Couture|
|15. Marie Antonie Couture|
|31. Marie Paquet-Fabron|
Angelina II of SierraBorn: August 12 1996
Smith, Duke of Cabo
As Smith II
| Queen of Sierra
June 21, 2016–present
Smith, Duke of Cabo
| Pretender to the British Throne
June 21, 2016–present
Smith, Duke of Cabo
| Protector of All Sierrans
June 21, 2016–present
| Crown Princess of Mojave
August 12, 1996–June 21, 2015