Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Changes in the Dominion's House of Lords


The Governor-General has made several changes in the Peerage of the Dominion. According to todays surprise announcement in the House of Lords,

Effective Immediately the Viscountcies of Louisiana, Andrews, and Parish are elevated to Earldoms, while the Earldoms of Blade, Creek, and North are reduced to Viscountcies.

The Governor-General announced that these actions were to bring the Titles of Honour in line with the weightiness of the administrative districts.

He further clarified that it does not alter the balance of Earldoms and Viscountcies, nor are any changes made to the extent of the fiefs involved. No changes have been made to Barony borders or titles.

The only Peer currently holding a peerage affected by this change is the Countess Louisiana, until today Viscount of Louisiana. She has been Created Countess Louisiana, Earl of Louisiana from this date.

The creation date of the Lord Rum, until today the only sitting Earl, remains unchanged.

The Governor-General also reassured the Peers that “Your positions on the precedence charts, the esteme of your nation, and in my heart are unchanged.”

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