Government of the
Many of you may have noticed, over the
last few months, slow changes occurring on this website and on paperwork
coming out of the Principality with a subtle change in name to what has been
commonly accepted and used since 21st April 1970.
...."I said at the end of 2005 that 2006 would see me announcing a number of changes concerning the Principality, changes that concern the growth of our small nation. I have already announced a number of things this year and this month took the opportunity to publicly note another of these changes, a change in the name of the Principality to an emphasis on the word 'Principality' rather than the word 'Province' in the name of our nation.
Back in the days immediately after our secession from
the Commonwealth of Australia, I did offer H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Sovereignty over this new land, a choice that was Hers to either accept or
For certain political and other reasons of strength in
law, some short while after our secession, it was decided that this land
should become a Sovereign Nation rather than a Republic thus a land lead by
Since that time we have tended to leave the name as it originally was, the Hutt River Province, though often with the word 'Principality' tagged on the end or indeed to the beginning simply because that was the original desire relative to that name, the name originally chosen to represent our small country.
In recent years, considerable pressure from many of our
citizens has been brought to bear on this naming, with claims being made of
confusion with the use of the word 'Province' and especially when the word
'Province' is combined with the word 'Principality' in the name.
Everyone must realise and remember that our original name and emblems will never be totally removed as they remain an important part of our past, our heritage and they will still be seen in many, many places, proudly, into the future but from now on this land shall be known as the 'Principality of Hutt River'."
Sir Steven G.P.
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