Prince Theodosius, Duke of Beroea

Prince Theodosius
Duke of Beroea (more)
Prince Theodosius, Duke of Beroea.jpg
Born (1966-09-02) 2 September 1966 (age 53)
Palace of Augustus, Palatine, Castellum, Latium
Spouse
Diana of Dakmoor (m. 1991)
Issue
Detail
Full name
Flavius Claudius Nero Theodosius Gregorius Constantinus
HouseClaudius
FatherLeo Claudius, Duke of Adrianople
MotherDiana Augusta
ReligionFabrian Catholic
Military career
Allegiance Latium
Service/branch Latin Navy
Years of service1984–2007 (end of active service)
RankClassis Prefect (honorary)
Laticlavius

Prince Theodosius, Duke of Beroea (Flavius Claudius Nero Theodosius Gregorius Constantinus; b. 2 September 1966) commonly known as Prince Theodosius, is the second son and third child of Diana Augusta and Leo, Prince Consort. At the time of his birth, Theodosius was second in line to the Latin throne; as of 2017 he is currently eighth. His nephew, Constantine XX is the current Monarch of Latium.

Prince Theodosius has been a member of the Latin Navy since he enrolled at Imperial Naval College at Hierapolis, graduating in 1988. He was commissioned as a Decurion upon his service in the Latin Navy. By the end of his active service in 2007, he held the rank of Laticlavius. Since 2007 he has served as Lord High Admiral.

In 1991, Theodosius married Diana of Dakmoor, youngest child of King Miraxes of Dakmoor. Together they have three children: Teresa, Theophylactus, and Titania.

Early Life and education

Theodosius was born on 2 September 1966 at Palace of Augustus in Castellum ab Alba, Latium, as the third child and second son of Latin Empress Diana Augusta and Leo, Prince Consort. He was baptized on 16 September 1966 at Sancta Sapientia by Archbishop Thomas Appuleius. His godparents are George Anicius, 2nd Duke of Ossonoba (his mother's cousin); then Isidorus Claudius, Count of Durolipons (his father's brother); Theodora Claudia (his father's cousin); and Alexandra Anicia (his mother's cousin).

Like his older siblings, Theodosius attended formal schooling at Saint Michael's for his primary and secondary schooling. After secondary school, he joined the Latin Navy and enrolled at Imperial Naval College at Hierapolis. While at Hierapolis, Theodosius participated in an exchange program where he spent a year at Ghantish Imperial Naval Academy. He graduated from Imperial Naval College and was commissioned as a Decurion in the Latin Navy.

Military Career

Theodosius enlisted in the Latin Navy as a cadet in 1983 when he enrolled at Imperial Naval College at Hierapolis, unlike his brother, father, and grandfather who all attended Olympia Military Academy. Theodosius became one of the first members of the Claudii dynasty and the Latin Imperial Family to join the navy in nearly 150 years. While at Hierapolis, Theodosius underwent officer training and focused his studies on history. In 1985, he became a midshipman and served on the IMS Anicia Invictii frigate. After completing his schooling and officer training in 1986, Theodosius was commissioned as a Decurion. By 1993, he served as a Centurion Second Grade in the Perlicean Fleet.

Lord High Admiral

Personal Life

Theodosius has closely guarded his private life, and is widely known to shy away from the public spotlight. Unlike his siblings, Theodosius had no known relationships before his marriage. Theodosius was first betrothed to his future wife Diana of Dakmoor in August 1991. Theodosius and Antoinette were eventually married in June 1991 at Basilica of Saint Maria outside the Walls in Castellum ab Alba.

Issue

Name Date of birth Date of death Spouses
Princess Teresa of Beroea (1996-05-03) 3 May 1996 (age 23) Not yet married
Prince Theophylactus of Beroea (1997-08-12) 12 August 1997 (age 22) Not yet married
Prince Titania of Beroea (2001-09-23) 23 September 2001 (age 18) Not yet married

Titles, styles, honors and arms

Titles and styles

Styles of
The Duke of Beroea
Reference styleHis Imperial Highness
Spoken styleYour Highness
Alternative styleHis Highness
  • 22 February 1966 – 13 June 1994: His Imperial Highness The Prince Theodosius
  • 13 June 1994 – present: His Imperial Highness The Duke of Beroea

As the child of a Sovereign, Theodosius is entitled to the rank of "prince" throughout his life, as are any of his children. Due to his birth occurring during his mother's reign, Theodosius is entitled to bear the additional title Purpurogenitus. Prior to his marriage he was a "prince" with the territorial designation "of Latium". Following his marriage, this territorial designation was dropped and Theodosius was granted the Imperial peerage of the Dukedom of Beroea. Theodosius's creation as Duke of Beroea is the 4th creation, and 3rd in 150 years. It was last held by Theodosius's great-grandfather, John Anicius, Duke of Beroea. Theodosius's full style and titles are:

His Imperial Highness Prince Theodosius, Duke of Beroea, Count of Ratiara, and Lord of Coriallum, Born in the Purple

National decorations

  •  Latium: Knight of the Order of the Winged Ram Red ribbon bar - general use.svg
  •  Latium: Member of the Order of the Cross George Cross UK ribbon.png
  •  Latium: Member of the Most Ancient Praetorian Order Cavaliere BAR.svg
  •  Latium: Knight of the Ancient Equestrian Order St.AlexanderOrder-ribbon.svg
  •  Latium: Recipient of the Medal for Valor Purple Heart ribbon.svg

Foreign decorations

Ancestry

See also

Prince Theodosius, Duke of Beroea
Born: 2 September 1966
Lines of succession
Preceded by
The Princess Octavia
Succession to the Latin throne
12th in line
Followed by
Prince Theophylactus of Beroea
Regnal titles
Vacant
3rd creation extinct in 1964
Title last held by
John Anicius,
Duke of Beroea
Duke of Beroea
4th creation
1994–present
Incumbent
Heir:
Prince Theophylactus of Beroea
Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Verginius
of Fidentia
Lord High Admiral
2007–present
Current holder