History of Scotia
The Principality of Scotia was originally created on the 28th April 1937, when
William Prince of Scotia claimed part of the North West of Antarctica and
named it Scotia. This was later claimed as part of Queen Maud Land by
Norway in 1939.
Once back in Scotland (the homeland of the Prince of Scotia) the Principality of Scotia took on a whole new meaning when locals excited about the claim and the prospects of a new beginning dubbed Prince William and his wife Ann, the Prince and Princess of Scotia making them local heroes and supporting in the creation of the culture and ideals of the Scotian culture that you see today.
As Scottish ancestry played a big part in the lives of the community this and many traditions carried over to the Principality of Scotia, while adapting and making lots of changes to create a unique identity for Scotian’s.
Prince William later appointed a Chief Minister to support him in his duties as Prince of Scotia when the community began to expand with aims to promote and support local initiatives and business and to look after the vulnerable and members of the community, while bringing everyone together in community spirit and Jack McDonald was appointed as the first Chief Minister of Scotia.
In 1939 with the Allies declaring war on Nazi Germany, The Principality of Scotia also declared war and would serve in the British Allied Forces fighting Nazi Germany and the Axis Powers.
In 1941, The Prince of Scotia, The Chief Minister and other Scotian’s were killed while fighting in World War 2, leaving 4-year-old Prince Charles, The Hereditary Prince as the next Prince of Scotia. Ann Princess of Scotia became Princess Regent during this time until Prince Charles reached the age of 18 years old in 1955. Ann Watson become the second Chief Minister, and the first female Chief Minister of Scotia.
During the war with most of the men away fighting or having died and the women working hard, taking on many of the jobs that were previously done by the men, the spirit and culture of the Principality of Scotia was needed more than ever, and Scotians pulled together, worked hard, and built something even bigger and better than previously achieved.
In 1955, Charles was crowned His Serene Highness, Prince Charles, The Prince of Scotia, where he was monarch until his death in 1995. The Prince of Scotia also served in the British Forces in which he moved his headquarters from Scotland to London, expanding the Principality of Scotia’s reach and its citizens over the years.
In 1962, The Principality of Scotia celebrated 25 years of existence and its
In 1978, The Prince of Scotia married Lady Teresa Sussex in London, making Lady Teresa Sussex, The Princes of Scotia.
In 1979, The Prince and Princess of Scotia had a son Prince Charles, who become Hereditary Prince and Heir Apparent at birth.
In 1983, The Prince and Princess of Scotia had their second child a daughter Princess Ann, Princess of Scotia.
In 1986, The Prince and Princess of Scotia had their third child a daughter Princess Jayne, Princess of Scotia.
In 1987, The Principality of Scotia celebrated 50 years of existence and its
In 1995, The Prince of Scotia dies, leaving Hereditary Prince Charles as the Prince of Scotia at the age of 16 years old. Prince Charles becomes Charles II.
In 1996, Charles II, The Prince of Scotia made sweeping changes to the Principality including creating a renewed energy and enthusiasm for the principality and its future. This included the first Princely Order, which changed the rule of inheritance from the previous ‘Male Primogeniture’ which gives the oldest male child the right to succeed to the Throne of Scotia, changing it so that the first born whether that child be male or female the right to be the next in line to the throne.
The second Princely Order was on Equalities giving equal rights to everyone regardless of their background, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabilities, age and other areas that could be discriminated against.
The third Princely Order was a New Constitution for the Principality of Scotia superseding the 1937 Constitution of the Principality of Scotia.
In 1997, The Principality of Scotia celebrated 60 years of existence and its
In 1998, The Prince of Scotia shocked citizens when he gave citizens direct democracy allowing them to elect the Chief Minister in an election rather than being directly appointed by the Prince. Gina Stevenson was elected and appointed by the Prince. She become the second female Chief Minister of Scotia and became a close friend of the Sovereign Prince.
In 2002, The Principality of Scotia celebrated 65 years of existence and its
In 2006, Jon McTaggart was elected as the first openly gay and first Black Chief Minister in the 2006 election and was appointed by the Prince of Scotia on the success of the election. Jon McTaggart would become a very close friend of the Sovereign Prince until his death in 2011, which shocked the principality as being the first Chief Minister to die while in office since the first Chief Minister James McDonald in 1941 during World War 2.
In 2007, The Principality of Scotia celebrated 70 years of existence and its
In 2015, HSH Princess Jayne, 3rd in line to the Scotian Throne gave birth to a Son Prince Alexander, making him 4th in line to the Scotian Throne.
In 2017, The Principality of Scotia celebrated 80 years of existence, 1937-2017.
In 2018, Alan Robinson was elected as Chief Minister and the second openly gay Chief Minister of Scotia.
In 2020, The Prince of Scotia celebrated his Silver Jubilee on the Throne of Scotia in December 2020.