Decree on the Foundation of the Duchy

IN THE NAME OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

WE DENIS, BY THE GRACE OF GOD, DUKE OF THE TWO MELILLAS, ETC. ETC. ETC.

Ducal Decree № 001 of 24 October 2018

On advice of Our Councillor Jorge Mar, to proclaim Our state in the neutral unclaimed zones between Morocco and the Spanish cities of Melilla and Ceuta respectively, in order to promote Our Catholic Faith, and the principles of liberty and equality

HAVE AGREED TO AND DECREE:

  1. The Duchy of the Two Melillas is hereby established as a territorial new-nation project and sovereign state;
  2. The following territories shall be claimed by the in Article 1 established Duchy of the Two Melillas as its territory:
    1. The neutral area between Morocco and the City of Ceuta (starting at 35°54’44.5″N 5°22’55.6″W and running to 35°52’15.5″N 5°20’35.9″W), and;
    2. The neutral area between Morocco and the City of Melilla (starting at 35°19’11.5″N 2°57’09.6″W and running to 35°16’18.2″N 2°55’45.7″W);
  3. The following persons shall receive citizenship upon proclamation of this decree: 
    1. All inhabitants of the zones mentioned in Article 2 upon request and sufficient prove of them inhabiting the zone;
    2. All permanent residents of the City and Ceuta and City of Melilla upon request;
    3. all Catholic citizens of Morocco living within 25 kilometers of the territory of the Duchy upon request;
    4. Jorge Mar
  4. The only source of law in the Duchy shall be the Duke, he may by law pass powers of the Crown to other individuals or organisations, but they may only enact these powers in his name;
  5. The Privy Council of the Two Melillas is hereby founded, membership to this Council shall be limited to the Duke, the Hereditary Prince and all those who are named as such by Ducal Decree;
  6. The Ducal House of the Two Melillas is hereby founded, the head of it being Denis Fernando Alfonso of all the Saints, the Head of the Ducal House shall always be the Monarch of the Duchy;
  7. Inheritance of the Crown shall pass via the House law of the Ducal House of the Two Melillas, should there be no candidate in the Line of Succession, the Privy Council shall establish from amongst themselves a new candidate;
  8. The Duke of the Two Melillas shall be the sole fons honorum in the Duchy, noone may illegally usurp any titles, dignities or other honours of the Duchy.

Proclaimed at Amsterdam, the 24th day of October in the year of Our Lord 2018, in the First Year of Our Reign

Serpens decepit me,

DENIS.

By Ordinance of HIS HIGHNESS

JORGE MAR.

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