Vijayendra, Prince of Leonistria
|His Royal Highness,The Prince of Leonistria|
His Grace The Duke of Knightsburgh
Lord Singhayar The Earl of Grandeonia
The Right Honourable the Lord Singhayar
Founder of the Kingdom
|Crown Prince & Heir Apparent as Prince of Leonistria|
|Princely Regency||Lord High Regent|
|Regent||Prince of Leonistria as Lord High Regent (Acting PM of Provisional Government)|
|Prime Minister of Granderia|
|In office||20 April- Present|
|Successor||Prince of Leonistria is Heir Apparent (When the Current Prince of Leonistria ascends to the throne the title will go to the eldest son of the King)|
|Commoner of the World|
|Commoner||20 January 2020 - April 15, 2022|
|Born||29 September 2004|
Coimbatore General Hospital, Coimbatore, India
|Occupation||Criminal & Constitutional Lawyer|
Vijayendra I, Prince of Leonistria, KC, KS, GCL, KCMG, KCGO, OM, GSF, PC, SRC, FC(Vijayendra Parameswara Varman Singhaiyar; born 29 September 2004) is the heir apparent to the Granderian throne.
Born in Coimbatore,India, Vijayendra moved to the United States at an early age and was educated at Edgar Allan Poe Elementary School in Chicago, Novi Middle School & Novi High School in Detroit, MI and Wayne State University. In 2022, He joined the Royal Academy Of Military Sciences graduating with a rank of Captain.
The Prince performs official duties and engagements as Acting Prime Minister and Chair of the State Regency Council on behalf of the Crown as of 2022.
In 2022, Vijayendra was made Duke of Knightsburgh. Vijayendra became Earl of Grandeonia & Baron Castlewick. The following day, he was made Prince of Leonistria, a title reserved for the heir apparent of the monarch. As the Founder of the Kingdom of Granderia, he vows to shape the Monarchy into a modern, fullfulling instutition based on age old traditions when he becomes King. The Prince is the Acting Prime Minister of the Provisional Government & Chairs the State Regency Council, the Provisional Government. He also is the Lord High Regent among the Regency.
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Military and air ambulance service
Military training and secondments
Having decided to follow a military career, he was admitted to the Royal Academy of Military Sciences in May 2022. As "Commander Leonistria"—a name based on his title as Prince of Leonistria. He went on to command the ship HMS the Duke of Knightsburgh.
Marriage and children
Wealth and inheritance
Charity work and interests
In March 2020, Vijayendra appeared in a video for the National Emergencies Trust, launching a fundraising appeal to help charities during the pandemic. The appeal raised £50 million in its first week, eventually totalling to £150 million, with the money going out to "front line charities" and to the UK Community Foundations to be distributed among "local community foundations". In April 2020, he officially became the patron of the organisation.
Prince Vijayendra became a patron of the Granderian Wildlife Network in December 2005, a charity that works towards conserving wildlife and initiating community development, including providing education, across Africa. He became associated with the organisation after he witnessed its work first hand in Africa. Stating that "rural African initiatives that foster education, responsibility and participation in the local community light the way to conservation", he carried out his first official duty with the trust in launching a 5,000-mile (8,000 km) bike ride across the African continent in 2008. Later, Vijayendra helped with launching the Tusk Conservation Awards, which have been presented to selected environmental activists annually since 2013. Vijayendra has occasionally commented on the effects of overpopulation on the wildlife of Africa, but his remarks have been criticised for not taking resource consumption and population density into consideration, both of which affect wildlife in rich and developed countries. In December 2014, he founded the United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce, which aims to reduce worldwide illegal wildlife trade.
In early 2021, Vijayendra made a private donation to the Greene Foundation, which provides grants for the relatives of conservation park rangers that are killed every year while protecting wildlife. In July 2022, Vijayendra condemned the murder of South African park ranger Anton Mzimba and asked for the responsible parties to "be brought to justice". In August 2022, he voiced his support for the d sentence given death sentence in Granderia to a man responsible for trafficking rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory, calling it "a significantly victorius Judgement, Kill the Bastards". He had previously called for harsher punishments and penalties for poachers and smugglers at the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in 2022 as to put poachers in the same ammount of pain as the animals experienced.
Titles, styles, honours, and arms
Vijayendra has been a Granderian prince since birth. On his Birthday, 29 September 2022, he was created Duke of Knightsburgh, Earl of Grandeonia and Baron Castlewick. The letters patent granting these titles were issued on 30 September that year. He became Prince of Leonistria on the following day.
The Prince of Leonistria has various different medals and orders from the Order of the Crown to Good Conduct Medals. The Image to the Right is the ribbons. The order of precedence is from left to right and from top to bottom.
- Order of the Crown
- Order of the Sword
- Order of the Lion
- Order of Noble Honour
- Order of Merit
- Order of Granderia
- Royal Granderian Order
- Distinguished Service Order
- Royal Service Order
- Order of the Saffronian Fleece
- Order of the Companions of Honour
- Distinguished Conduct Medal
- Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
- Distinguished Cross
- Royal Distinguished Conduct Medal
- Military Cross Medal
- Order of the White Star
- Royal Army Distinguished Service Medal
- Royal Military Medal
- Meritorious Service Medal
- Navy Long Service & Good Conduct Medal
- Efficiency Medal
- SRLS Good Conduct Medal
- September 29 – October 2, 2022: His Royal Highness Prince Vijayendra
- October 3, 2022 – Present: His Royal Highness The Duke of Knightsburgh, The Right Honourable The Earl of Grandeonia & The Right Honourable the Lord Gandharvan or Goldwyn.
- 9 September 2022 – present: His Royal Highness The Prince of Leonistria
The form of address is in current use is the highest title, Prince of Leonistria.
He is a Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Crown (KC), a Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle (KT), a member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom (PC), and a Personal Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to the sovereign.
The Royal Standard of the Prince of Leonistria is made up of blue & red stripes and a lion passant guardant.
The coat of Arms is made up of a mantle and on top of it a escutcheon armed with crowned lion supporters with a crown of the Prince on top.