Prince George the Elder of Sonora
|Prince George the Elder|
|Prince Elder of Sonora, Duke of Coronado (more)|
|Prince Regent of Sierra|
|Reign||January 24, 2016–October 25, 2019|
|Ascension||February 8, 2016|
May 6, 1936|
Porciúncula, Gold Coast, K.S.
January 16, 2020 (aged 83)|
Red Rock Castle
Summerlin, Clark, K.S.
|Wife||Maylene, Countess of Sonora|
Lady Margaret McDonnell|
Timothy Smith, Earl of the Styxie
Mary Taylors, Viscountess of Twentynine Palms
|Royal house||House of Columbia|
|Mother||Natalia of the Banat|
|Royal Family of the Kingdom of Sierra|
Prince George was born a few years prior to Sierra's entry into World War II during the reign of his grandfather, King Louis II. Living with his parents, King Louis III and Queen Natalia, then known as Peter, Crown Prince of Mojave, and Princess Natalia of The Banat, and his siblings, Charles, Prince of Mohave, and Alexis, Princess of Colorado (Queen Elizabeth I) in Santa Monica, Prince George and his family moved into the Occidental Palace in 1945 when his grandfather died and his father ascended the throne. In 1954, he began studies at Mulholland University on business administration. He received his Bachelor of Business in International Business in 1958 and a Master of Business in Marketing in 1960. Following college, Prince George worked for the Royal Pacific Railroad and became director of the North Central Division in 1964. In 1965, his sister, Alexis, became Queen Elizabeth I, and Prince George and his wife, Maylene, moved to San Jose to become a board member of the Royal Pacific Railroad.
Prince George co-founded Kolana Industries, a $40 billion multinational private company that primarily manufactures, refines, and distributes chemicals, minerals, and steel. He served as the Kolana Industries' CEO before stepping down in 2005. While remaining a member of the Industries' board of directors, Prince George joined Cabrillo Technologies, the company headed by his nephew, King Charles II, as its COO. He has been an outspoken advocate for a range of humanitarian and social issues including international human rights, human trafficking, poverty, hunger, and government censorship. Prince George has also defended the preservation of numerous historical sites and parks. In 2016, Prince George was appointed by his great-niece, Queen Elizabeth I, as her regent, serving the role of the Monarch in the Queen's personal absence as a student attending Stanford University. Prince George was officially recognized as the Regent by Parliament on January 24, 2016. On October 25, 2019, he stepped down as Prince Regent, surrendering all royal duties back to the Queen following intense negative reaction to ongoing allegations against him of sexual abuse and his connections with convicted sex offender Ethan Libermann. On December 17, 2019, the Queen waived Prince George's royal immunity against civil lawsuits and criminal proceedings. On January 8, 2020, the Prince was formally charged with several counts of sexual abuse crimes including rape, as well as extortion by the Porciúncula Sheriff's Department and the Royal Bureau of Investigation. The Porciúncula County Superior Court issued an arrest warrant against the Prince Elder. He refused to surrender himself voluntarily from his residence at the Red Rock Castle in Summerlin, Clark, triggering the Red Rock Castle crisis. Existing federal law prohibits judicial processes from being executed from within the premises of official royal residences against members of the Sierran Royal Family. After eight days of a public standoff against law enforcement authorities and pleas from the Occidental Palace to surrender, he took his life on January 16, 2020, ending the crisis. His death directly led to the House of Commons calling for an early snap election a month later to be held on April 3, 2020.
Early life and education
George was born at the Château Frémont, the official residence of the Prince of Mohave and his family, in Santa Monica, at 8:33 AM (PT) on May 6, 1936. He was the youngest child of Peter, Crown Prince of Mohave, and Princess Natalia of the Banat, and was the fifth-youngest grandchild of King Louis II. The infant prince was christened at the St. Monica's Catholic Church as George Cameron Miller. At birth, Prince George automatically became titled as Marquis of Appleton as the third child of the Crown Prince.
As a child, Prince George attended the Santa Monica Catholic Academy with his two older siblings, receiving non-preferential treatment from the instructors and allowed to study and play in the company of commoners without special supervision. When George and his family moved into the Occidental Palace following his father's ascension as King, George attended the Echo Park Preparatory School in Echo Park, Porciúncula. When George was 16, he was injured in a school-organized football game, receiving a concussion, and suffered from frequent headaches and insomnia for months to come. These complications forced the prince out of public education and he was finally given a private tutor to advance his studies. While confined in the Palace, the prince began reading books on finance and business from the private library, gaining an interest in the field. After returning to public high school and graduating as part of the top 10 in class, he was admitted into Mulholland University Business School. The prince received his bachelor's in International Business in 1958 and his master's in Marketing in 1960. George finished with a nearly perfect GPA and high marks, and was a member of the Phi Kappa Sigma chapter there.
Activities and career
George began work for the Royal Pacific Railroad as a marketing specialist under a non-preferential agreement regulated by Parliament in 1961. Within three years, he was promoted to the position of director of the company's North Central Division. After the coronation of his sister in 1965, Alexis, now Queen Elizabeth I, Prince George moved out of the Occidental Palace and moved to San Jose, Santa Clara, much closer to the company's headquarters, where he worked closely with the board of directors. That same year, he was elected to serve as one of the board's own members, and was a major force behind restructuring the corporate system of the company, and experimenting with light rail and busing transportation.
On January 24, 2016, Prince George was appointed as the Regent of Sierra by Queen Elizabeth II by royal decree. The Queen announced her intentions to devote her attention full-time in college at Stanford. Although the Constitution describes when and how regency is activated, the Queen's appointment was recognized by Parliament as her prerogative, and Prince George was confirmed as the Regent on the same day. Had the regent been appointed under current constitutional law, the Queen's paternal uncle (Prince George's nephew), Prince George of San Diego would have become the regent.
He later stepped down from the Regency on October 25, 2019 following intense public scrutiny and controversy over mounting allegations of sexual abuse against him and his relationship with convicted sex offender Ethan Libermann. He held a private Privy Council meeting which included his great-niece, the Queen the day prior, announcing his intentions to resign. The Prince Elder submitted a formal edict before Parliament, absolving his duties as the Regent and transferring all regal powers and responsibilities back to the Queen. On December 17, 2019, the Prince George's royal immunity against civil lawsuits and criminal proceedings was waived by the Queen, a decision heis attorneys stated he agreed to. On January 8, 2020, the Prince was formally charged by the with several counts of sexual abuse crimes including rape, as well as extortion by the Porciúncula Sheriff's Department and the Royal Bureau of Investigation, following a committal proceeding which concluded the probability of the Prince Elder's crimes. The Porciúncula County Superior Court issued an arrest warrant against the Prince Elder pursuant to the prosecution's claims. He refused to surrender himself voluntarily from his residence at the Red Rock Castle in Summerlin, Clark, which triggered the Red Rock Castle crisis. Existing federal law prohibited judicial processes from being executed from within the premises of official royal residences against members of the Sierran Royal Family. The Secret Service within the palace lacked the jurisdiction and authority to execute the federal arrest warrant due to the law and was thus, obligated to protect the Prince Elder despite his status as a fugitive.
After eight days of a public standoff against law enforcement authorities and pleas from the Occidental Palace to surrender, he took his life on January 16, 2020, ending the crisis. His death was determined to be a suicide by self-harming to his wrists. A preliminary medical report concluded he had used broken glass from bathroom mirrors to cut his wrists, before submerging himself in the bathtub under hot, running water. On-site paramedics had attempted to resuscitate the Prince Elder but he was declared dead due to fatal blood loss.
While formal criminal charges were dropped following the announcement of his death, the Royal Bureau of Investigation opened a new inquiry to investigate the Prince Elder's suicide and possible breach of protocol by the Secret Service. The plaintiffs and their attorneys petitioned to file civil cases against the Crown and its estates in lieu of the Prince Elder's dismissed criminal proceedings. Public and official reactions were mixed, but his death resulted in a customary 10-day of mourning issued by the Queen and flags flown as half-mast by Prime Minister Nemesis Heartwell.
From his upbringing, the Prince Elder enjoyed a variety of sports and games, his favorite being the equestrian sport of polo, which he played actively until 1994. He personally financed his own private polo field at his San Jose estate, and formed the St Andrew White Meadow Country & Polo Club, and offered horseback riding lessons to clients during his free time while working for the Royal Pacific Railroad. He briefly played competitively at the local level, with his team winning the Central Sierra Provincial Polo Championships in 1969.
The Prince Elder has been a prominent figure in the Sierran aristocratic community, and frequently threw private galas and charity expositions in San Jose and in Las Vegas, sending more than half of the earnings from such events to the various charities and philanthropic organizations he patronized. He is a King of Arms of the College of Arms of Sierra, a crown corporation that is composed of Sierra's officer of arms and peers, and charged with managing, documenting, and preserving Sierran heraldry, pedigrees, and genealogical research, as well as processing any inductees selected by the Queen or one of her designated officials.
Libermann friendship and sex abuse allegations
In July 2016, reports were released detailing a "deep friendship" between the Prince Elder and Ethan Libermann, a Sierran financier and convicted sex offender. Monarchy Watch, a Sierran-based government watchdog focusing on the Sierran monarchy, claimed that the Prince Elder was a longtime supporter and patron for Libermann. It is widely believed that the Prince Elder played a role in Libermann's plea bargaining arrangement with the Royal Bureau of Investigation in 2014 during Libermann's charge for statutory rape of a 14-year old minor. Further reports claimed that the Prince Elder was a frequent visitor to Libermann's Channelier residence on San Miguel Island. The residence was the confirmed location where Libermann committed sexual abuse against minors, as well as other sexual activities including swinging parties and private orgy sessions. A Freedom of Government Information Act inquiry revealed that the Prince Elder had visited Libermann's residence between 2004 and 2015 for a total of 22 occasions, including 7 during 2013, the year prior to Libermann's initial arrest.
In October 2017, following the development of the Daniel McComb sexual abuse allegations, there was renewed interest in the Prince Elder's involvement with Libermann. The Occidental Palace released a statement denying all claims made against the Prince Elder and asserted that any claims of indecency or illegal activity on the part of Libermann was "unfounded". Within weeks of McComb's resignation due to an outpouring of victim testimonies, similar stories emerged on the Porciúncula Times from alleged victims of the Prince Elder's sexual abuse. Gina Hoffmann claimed that she was pressured by Libermann to sleep with the Prince Elder on "multiple occasions", and claimed the Prince Elder made no objections to Libermann's verbal insistence. In addition, she claimed she had seen the Prince Elder engage in "morally repugnant acts" against young women and underaged girls brought to Libermann's home. The claims were not tested in court, and in a separate civil case made against the Prince Elder, the judge ruled that Hoffmann's testimony be struck from public record. The Occidental Palace continued its firm denial of any wrongdoing committed by the Prince Elder and claimed that the Prince Elder's friendship with Libermann "never crossed into the heinous and evil affairs" the former engaged with.
Amid mounting pressure and a new string of allegations, the Queen waived Prince George's royal immunity against civil lawsuits and criminal proceedings on December 17, 2019, the first time ever done in Sierran history. The Occidental Palace Press Secretary stated that the decision was made after "careful consideration and deep reflection" by the Queen and members of the Royal Family who "felt the decision was the most appropriate course of action that does not change their confidence in the Prince Elder's presumed innocence". The Prince Elder's main attorney, Zachary Quewezance, stated, "The Prince Elder has respected the decision of the Queen and the Royal Family, and agrees that he may face the courts of justice to prove his total innocence and seek complete exoneration on his name". On January 8, 2020, the Prince was formally charged with several counts of sexual abuse crimes including rape, as well as extortion by the Porciúncula Sheriff's Department and the Royal Bureau of Investigation. He refused to surrender himself voluntarily from his residence at the Red Rock Castle in Summerlin, Clark, triggering the Red Rock Castle crisis. Existing federal law prohibits judicial processes from being executed from within the premises of official royal residences against members of the Sierran Royal Family. The Queen released an unannounced publicly televised speech pleading for her uncle's surrender and was teary-eyed during much of her message, which went viral.
Public image and perception
Philanthropy and charity
Titles, styles, honors, and arms
Titles and styles
|Monarchical styles of|
Prince George the Elder of Sonora
|Reference style||His Grace|
|Spoken style||Your Grace|
- May 6, 1936–September 18, 1945: His Grace The Marquis of Appleton
- September 18, 1945–March 18, 1967: His Grace The Prince of Sonora and Duke of Coronado
- March 18, 1967–January 24, 2016: His Grace The Prince Elder of Sonora and Duke of Coronado
- January 24, 2016–present: His Exalted Grace The Prince Regent Elder of Sonora and Duke of Coronado
Prior to his regency, he was officially addressed as His Grace, but following his ascension, his style was modified to be His Exalted Grace. When addressed, he must be addressed as Your Exalted Grace before subsequent usages of the address Lord. He is the first member of the Royal Family in the history of the House of Columbia to be referred to as both "Prince Elder" and "Prince Regent" respectively. Officially, the two terms are merged to form as the "Prince Regent Elder".