The Republic of Wynnum, in what is regarded as a first for a republic, has enacted an honours scheme, whereby citizens may apply for aristocratic titles. In a spirit of transparency, and to help raise funds for the general improvement and betterment of the nation, these titles are only conferred on the payment of a fee (currently charged in Australian Dollars).
Before applying, please read IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS below.
For title holders, the Republic issues a special aristocratic passport, which is purple in colour (as opposed to the normal passport, which is brown), specially inscribed with the new title holder’s details and a certificate confirming the title holder’s title is also issued. The passport is sent to you in the mail and your certificate of title is emailed in PDF format. If you would like to have your certificate of title framed we suggest Manson Framers.
The Republic has now launched honours for animals. More details here.
Titles are only recognised in the Republic of Wynnum.
The following titles are available:-
Other titles may be made available subject to demand.
- If you are not already a citizen, you MUST complete a standard application for citizenship first, before applying for your title here
- You MUST give your mailing address in the standard application AND when you pay your fee, and these addresses MUST BE THE SAME IN BOTH, otherwise we will not be able to match your applications
- When you pay your fee you will be asked to give your ‘aristocratic’ name (see details below). This does not have to be the same as your actual first name or surname. You must give your real name in your standard application
- Certain choices of names may be disallowed if they breach common rules of decency. You can probably guess which ones. We’ll notify you if there is a problem.
We capture this on the PayPal form, but it’s not a required field and is very easy to miss! Here’s where it is (click on image to enlarge)…
Here is how the titles normally work (although you can choose names other than your regular first name and surname if you wish, subject to points 3 & 4 above):
Lord – ‘Lord <Surname>’
Lady – ‘Lady <Surname>’
Duke – ‘<First Name>, Duke of Wynnum’
Duchess – ‘<First Name>, Duchess of Wynnum’
Knight (Sir) – ‘Sir <First Name> <Surname>’
Knight (Dame) – ‘Dame <First Name> <Surname>’
Baron – ‘Baron <Surname>’
Baroness – ‘Baroness <Surname>’
Earl – ‘<First Name> <Surname>, Earl of Wynnum’
Count – ‘<First Name>, Count of Wynnum’ OR ‘Count <First Name>’
Countess – ‘<First Name>, Countess of Wynnum’ OR ‘Countess <First Name>’
Marquess – ‘<First Name> <Surname>, Marquess of Wynnum’
Marchioness – ‘<First Name> <Surname>, Marchioness of Wynnum’
Viscount – ‘The Viscount <Surname> of Wynnum’
Viscountess – ‘The Viscountess <Surname> of Wynnum’
Prince – ‘Prince <First Name>’
Princess – ‘Princess <First Name>’