Want to dress up like this guy? Now’s your chance.
The Republic has launched an honours program, whereby citizens or prospective citizens can apply for an aristocratic title and have a title conferred upon them, on payment of the appropriate fee.
Bringing together the best of feudal tradition and new ‘republican’ thinking, the Republic of Wynnum cash for honours program reverses the way that honours work in other parts of the world.
In the Republic, the only way you can claim a title like ‘prince’, ‘earl’ or’ knight’ is to pay for the privilege. For example, to become a prince the fee is just $25, and for this fee you receive a specially inscribed Republic of Wynnum passport* (which is an aristocratic purple as opposed to the standard brown), plus a certificate authenticating your new title.
Many other titles are available and fees for all of these titles are set out on the Republic’s website. Becoming an aristocrat is simply a process of filling out a form and paying the appropriate fee. Titles are only recognised in the Republic of Wynnum.
This approach avoids the problems inherent in other countries (including our neighbour Australia) of criticism of appointments and occasional scandals regarding the suspicion of cash being paid for honours. In the Republic we welcome cash for honours.
The Republic does not have a tax base at the moment, and the good news is that the revenue from the cash for honours scheme will allow us to undertake our ambitious cultural and infrastructure projects for the Republic. Our focus is on making the Republic a tourist destination for Australians as well as visitors from around the world and turning the centre of Wynnum into a vibrant shopping and entertainment hub.
Revenue will be directed towards events such as the current twilight markets and other events and programs yet to be announced.
To apply for a title, visit our Honours page.
*standard passports are free of charge and can be picked up after completing a one page application form at one of around twenty-five Passport Offices in Wynnum, listed on this site.
Image credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_of_Harrington