Passed by Royal Proclamation 71 on November 3, 2017
Article 1 – If the monarch is, at His/her Ascension, under the age of eighteen years, then, until S/he attains that age the royal prerogative shall be performed in the name and on behalf of the monarch by a Regent.
Article 2 – For any enactment requiring any oath or declaration to be taken, made, or subscribed, by the monarch on or after His/her Ascension, the date on which the monarch attains the age of eighteen years shall be deemed to be the date of His/her Ascension.
Article 3 – If Article 34 of the Charter for the Imperial Government in Exile has been enacted and supported by evidence presented by physicians that the monarch is by reason of infirmity of mind or body incapable for the time being of performing the royal prerogative or that the monarch is for some definite cause not available for the performance of those functions, then, until it is declared in like manner that the Ruling Emperor/Empress has so far recovered His/her health as to warrant His/her resumption of the royal prerogative or has become available for the performance thereof, as the case may be, those functions shall be performed in the name and on behalf of the monarch by a Regent.
Article 4 – A declaration under this section shall be made to the Council of Ministers, the Council of State, and the Assembly of Nobles.
Article 5 – If a Regency becomes necessary, the Regent shall be the person who, excluding any persons disqualified under this section, is next in the line of succession to the Crown. If there is no one next in line of succession, the Ruling Emperor/Empress may, via Royal Proclamation, prepare for this eventuality by naming someone for the position as Regent. If the Ruling Emperor/Empress has not so named a Regent, the Assembly of Nobles may pass a bill naming a Regent.
Article 6 – A person shall be disqualified from becoming or being the Regent, if they are not a citizen of the Imperial Government in Exile and over the age of eighteen.
Article 7 – If the Regent dies or becomes disqualified under this section, the next in line of succession after them shall become Regent. If there is no one in the lines of succession, then the Regent will be named by an Act of Parliament.
Article 8 – The Regent shall, before s/he acts in or enters upon his office, take and subscribe before the Council of State and the Council of Ministers the oaths set out in Section 6 of this Act. The Council of State and the Council of Ministers are empowered and required to administer those oaths and to enter them into the Council Books.
Article 9 The Regent shall not have the power to assent to any Bill for changing the order of succession to the Crown.
Article 10 – The Regent shall not have the power to grant any rank, title, or dignity of the peerage.
Article 11 – The expression royal prerogative includes all the powers and authorities of the Crown, together with the receiving of any homage required to be done to His/her Majesty, unless otherwise provided in this Act.
Article 12 – During a Regency, unless the Assembly of Nobles determines otherwise:
- if the monarch is under the age of eighteen years, and unmarried, his/her living parent, if they are living, shall have the guardianship of His/her person;
- if the monarch, being married, is under the age of eighteen years or has been declared under this Act or by the proper Article of the Charter of the Imperial Government in Exile to be incapable for the time being of performing the royal functions, the wife or husband of the monarch, if of full age, shall have guardianship of the person of the monarch;
- the Regent shall, save in the cases mentioned, have the guardianship of the person of the monarch, and the property of the monarch, except any private property which in accordance with the terms of any trust affecting it to be administered by some other person, shall be administered by the Regent.
Article 13 – In the event of illness not amounting to such infirmity of mind or body as is mentioned in section two of this Act, or of absence or intended absence from the Imperial Government in Exile, the monarch may, to prevent a delay or difficulty in the dispatch of public business, by Royal Proclamation delegate for the period of that illness or absence to a Regent.
Article 14 – I swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to (insert the name of the monarch) his/her heirs and successors according to the law. So help me God.
Article 15 – I swear that I will truly and faithfully execute the office of Regent, and that I will govern according to law, and will, in all things, to the utmost of my power and ability, consult and maintain the safety, honor, and dignity of (insert the name of the monarch) and the welfare of his/her people. So help me God.