Ellen II of Caldia

Ellen II
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Queen of Caldia
Reign11 December 1926 - 16 February 2002
PredecessorMary IV
SuccessorElton II
TaoiseachSee list
Born4 August 1907
St Ellen's Palace, Spálgleann, Caldia
Died30 March 2002 (aged 95)
St Mary's Hospital, Spálgleann, Caldia
SpousePhilippe of Sartoux (m. 1930)
IssueElton II
Princess Margaret
Prince John
Prince William
Full name
Ellen Mary Alexandra
HouseMacIconnich​
FatherAlexander of
MotherMary IV
ReligionChurch of Caldia

Ellen II (Ellen Mary Alexandra; 4 August 1907 - 30 March 2002) was the Queen of Caldia from 1926 until her abdication in 2002.

She was born to Mary, Princes of Ghailles (later Mary IV) during the reign of her grandfather, James IV. Upon her mother's ascension to the throne, she became Princess of Ghailles and Duchess of Liscannor in 1907. The Princess Ellen studied briefly at the University of Spálgleann and enlisted in the Caldish Army as a mechanic at the age of eighteen. She is one of the few female monarchs in recent history to serve in the armed forces. When her mother became sick in 1926, she left the Army. Queen Mary IV died of cancer in 1926, and Ellen succeeded the throne as Ellen II on 13 December 1926 at the age of 19.

Soon into her reign, the Estmerish and Weranian navies occupied Caldia under an agreement made with the Ua Buachalla Government. The occupation began on 10 March 1927, just over two weeks before her coronation and lasted until the end of the war in February of 1935. During the crisis, a violent period of insurrection known as the Quasi-War began. Ellen II worked to act as a stabilizing force in Caldish politics at a time when the government faced active insurgency and political uncertainty.

Ellen married Prince Philippe, Duke of Sartoux in 1930, during the Occupation. In comparison to other royal weddings, it was a modest occasion as a result of the ongoing conflict. The couple had four children, the eldest of which was Prince Elton, who she would chose as her successor. She was the last monarch from the House of MacIconnich, as it was decided that her children would belong to the cadet House of MacIconnich-Sartoux.

Her reign saw the appointment of the first Liberty and Social Democratic governments. She was considered a major advocate of peace and humanitarian efforts, working closely with and serving as a patron for numerous charities. After serving as Queen for a record seventy-five years, Ellen abdicated in on 16 February 2002 amid declining health. She was succeeded by her eldest child, Elton II, and died on 30 March 2002. In Caldia, she is affectionately remembered as Ellen the Beloved.

Early life and education

Reign

Abdication and death

Legacy

Public perception and character

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

Arms

Honours

National

  • Caldia: Sovereign Knight Grand Cross with Collar of the Royal Order of the Thistle
  • Caldia: Sovereign Commander Grand Cross with Collar of the Royal Order of the Glistening Star
  • Caldia: Sovereign Commander Grand Cross with Collar of the Royal Order of Saint Ellen
  • Caldia: Sovereign Commander Grand Cross with Collar of the Royal Order of the Stag
  • Caldia: Sovereign Commander Grand Cross with Collar of the Royal Order of Noble Public Servants
  • Caldia: Sovereign Commander Grand Cross with Collar of the Royal Order of Military Valor and Honour
  • Caldia: Sovereign Commander Grand Cross with Collar of the Royal Order of Notable Excellence

Foreign