Ceremony for the

Investiture of the Crown Prince and Princess

 

 

Herald:  May it please Your Majesties to receive the victor of Your Crown Tournament before this Court and company?

 

King:  It shall please us.  Let him come forward and be recognized.

 

The Victor's Herald:  Your Royal Majesties, I present to you, ________________ (full name and awards)

who bears by {Award/Grant/Patent} of Arms, and Grace of the Crown, (blazon of arms).

 

(Their Majesties stand as the Victor stands before them)

 

King:  ___________________, you have today, by right of arms, measured your skill and honor against all who came against you, and you have been victorious.  Are you now prepared to take on the responsibilities and duties that the winning of this victory entails?

 

The Victor:  I am.

 

King:  Then kneel.  (The Victor kneels and the King takes up the Coronet.)

 

King:  Look upon the Coronet of the Outlands, which symbolizes not only your victory on the field, but the faith and duty expected of the Crown Prince of the Outlands.  Do you accept this Coronet with this knowledge?

 

The Victor:  I do.

 

King:  So be it.  In accordance with the laws and customs of the Kingdom of the Outlands, We do recognize you as Our successor with all the duties and honors appertaining to the high rank of the Crown Prince of the Outlands; and that all may regard your victory here this day with respect, We invest you with the Princely Coronet of the Outlands.  May you wear it with dignity and pride, and prove it to be a symbol of honor and valor throughout the kingdom.

 

(His Majesty places the Coronet on the Crown Prince's head)

 

Arise, _____________________, Crown Prince of the Outlands, and Dread Lord of Argonia!

 

Herald:  LONG LIVE PRINCE ________________________!  (The populace responds.)

 

(Crown Prince rises and turns to face the Queen)

 

Crown Prince:  My most gracious Queen, this day did I battle on the field of honor for my lady, ___________________, who inspired me with her grace and courtesy to even greater feats of valor.  Will it please Your Majesty to call her forward to share my honors this day?

 

Queen:  Your Royal Highness, it pleases Us that you should give thought to courtesy and grace and wish to honor it in this hour.  Call forth ________________, who has inspired the feats of valor that We have seen upon the field this day.

 

Herald:  It pleases Her Majesty to call __________________ before this Court.

 

Consort's Herald:  Your Royal Majesties, I present to you, ___________________, (full name and awards)

who bears by {Award/Grant/Patent} of Arms and by grace of the Crown, (blazon of arms).

 

Queen:  ___________________, today, by right of arms and deeds of valor, your champion has secured his claim to the succession of the Outlands.  Are you now prepared to take up the duties and responsibilities of the Coronet, inspiring your lord on the throne with the arts of gentle persuasion?

 

Consort:  I am.

 

Queen:  So be it.  In accordance with the laws and customs of the Kingdom of the Outlands, We do recognize you as consort to Our successor, with all the duties and honors appertaining to the high rank of Crown Princess of the Outlands.

 

(speaking now to the Crown Prince)

 

Accept this Coronet, that you may invest your lady, as my lord invested me.

 

(Her Majesty hands the Crown Prince the Coronet; the Crown Princess kneels.)

 

Crown Prince:  (Uses own words to describe his lady's inspiration or says:)

My lady, today you inspired me with your gentleness and beauty to win the right to succeed to the throne of the Outlands.  Now I invite you to share that honor with me.

 

(His Royal Highness then says:)

           

I invest you with the Princely Coronet of the Outlands.  May you wear it with dignity and pride, and prove it to be a symbol of gentleness and grace throughout the Kingdom.

 

(His Royal Highness places the Coronet on the Crown Princess's head.)

 

Arise, _________________________, Crown Princess of the Outlands.

 

Herald:  LONG LIVE THE PRINCESS!  (The populace responds.)

 

(The Crown Princess rises, and they both turn to face the populace.)

 

King:  Please join Us in Our court.