8.1 Royal Peerage
A Royal peerage earned in the Kingdom shall be accompanied by a Patent of Arms if the new Royal Peer does not already have one.
8.2 Order of the Rose
In the Kingdom of Atlantia, the Order of the Rose is a non-polling Order. All Queens or Consorts of Atlantia are inducted into the Order of the Rose upon the successful completion of their first reign, unless they are already members.
8.3 Kingdom Awards and Orders
All Awards and Orders are the gift of the Crown unless it is noted in the description of the Order or Award as the specific gift of either the King or the Queen. A complete list of the Kingdom Awards and Orders is located in Appendix B.
8.4 Award Reporting Award Requirements
All Awards and Orders bestowed must be reported by the Court Herald to the Crown, the Triton Principal Herald, the Clerk of the Signet, and the Clerk of Precedence, in accordance with Triton Principal Herald Policy, within fourteen (14) days of the end of the reign.
8.5 Award and Order Recommendations
Recommendations for Awards and Orders may be made under the following conditions:
•Any gentle may make a recommendation for any Kingdom Award, Kingdom Order, or any Peerage Order.
•Recommendations for Kingdom Awards, Kingdom Orders, and Peerage Orders may be made directly to the Crown via the Online Award Recommendation System.
8.6 Award and Order Precedence
For the purposes of the Order of Precedence in the Kingdom awards shall be ranked as follows: - 27 -
• All of the Society and Kingdom Awards and Orders which convey an Award of Arms shall rank equally with each other in the Order of Precedence.
• All of the Society and Kingdom Awards and Orders which convey a Grant of Arms shall rank equally with each other in the Order of Precedence.
8.7 Kingdom Awards
Kingdom Awards shall have the following specifications:
• No Kingdom Award shall be considered a prerequisite for any other Kingdom Award, Order or Peerage.
• A Kingdom Award may be given more than once to the same individual.
8.8 Kingdom Orders
Kingdom Orders shall have the following specifications:
• No Kingdom Order shall be considered a prerequisite for any other Kingdom Award, Order or Peerage.
• Companions of any Kingdom Orders who were admitted prior to Atlantia’s elevation to Kingdom status shall retain their precedence within the Kingdom Orders of Atlantia.
• Companions of any Kingdom Orders at the time their Order had its status elevated shall have their status elevated appropriately in the Order of Precedence. The Orders of Atlantia last had their status elevated on April 1, 2003.
• Recipients shall be known as companions of their respective orders.
8.9 Kingdom Orders of Merit
Kingdom Orders of Merit shall have the following specifications:
• The Orders of Merit are non-polling Orders
• Admission to the Orders of Merit shall be accompanied by an Award of Arms to those recipients who do not already possess an Award of Arms
8.10 Kingdom Orders of High Merit
Kingdom Orders of High Merit shall have the following specifications:
• The Orders of High Merit are polling orders
• Admission to the Orders of High Merit shall be accompanied by a Grant of Arms to those recipients who do not already possess a Grant of Arms
8.11 Pollings for Peerage Orders and Kingdom Orders of High Merit
Peerage Orders and Kingdom Orders of High Merit may be given by the Crown after a written or verbal polling of the members of the Order regarding the qualifications of a candidate.
• Each polling shall be considered valid for the duration of the current reign and subsequent reign, but no longer
8.12 Peerage Orders and Orders of High Merit Principals
Each of the Peerage Orders and Kingdom Orders of High Merit shall have a Principal.
• The Principal shall be chosen by the Crown, from those within the order.
• The Crown shall conduct a written polling of the Order when choosing a Principal.
• The initial term of office is hereby defined as three years. Subsequent terms are year to year
• A principal may be reappointed to as many single renewal terms as the presiding Crown and the principal may desire.
• The Crown may remove the Principal at any time.
8.12.1 Duties and Responsibilities of Order Principals
The Principals of the Peerage Orders and the Kingdom Orders of High Merit shall:
• Maintain an electronic mailing list for their order.
• Each member of each Order is responsible for providing the Principal with their email address and keeping that address current.
• Provide the Order with notification of the Crown’s intent to meet with the Order.
•Maintain a database of possible candidates information, work and commentary , accessible to the Crown and Heirs as needed.