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By the Grace of God, King of all Arendaal
King Edvard V of Arendaal
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King of Arendaal
Reign
1980 - Present
Coronation 28 August 1980, Kronstad Cathedral
Consort Laura of Franken
Predecessor King Sven V
HeirApparent Crown Prince Soren
Prince of Norseberg
Reign
1980 - Present
Coronation 28 August 1980, Kronstad Cathedral
Predecessor King Sven V
HeirApparent Crown Prince Soren
Grand Duke of Emyn Arnen
Reign
1980 - Present
Coronation 28 August 1980, Kronstad Cathedral
Predecessor King Sven V
HeirApparent Crown Prince Soren
Biographical Information
Born
- Birthplace
12 February, 1958
Emyn Arnen, Arendaal
Consort Laura of Franken
Royal House Kapétien Dynasty
House of Nareath
Father King Sven V of Arendaal
Mother Agneta of Suionia
Full Name Edvard Magnus Sorensen von Nareath-Kapét
Issue Crown Prince Soren
Katarina, Queen of Montelimar
Princess Iselin
Princess Sophia
Princess Kristianna
Princess Svea
Princess Evelina
Princess Isabelle
Princess Adeliza
Additional Facts
Profession Monarch and Head of State
Education Masters in Political Science, Sylnarsson University Emyn Arnen
Religion Christian (Protestant)
Spoken Languages Norsk (Norsk Arnen), English, French, German, Latin, Swedish
Charecteristics Charismatic; In Control; Indimidating; Defender of Human Rights; Dry Wit; Horrifically well informed; Looks like a predarory flamingo
Net Worth File:Greenarrow.jpg£90 Billion (ARR) (family)
File:Greenarrow.jpg£60 Billion (ARR) (personal)

His Majesty King Edvard V of Arendaal (Edvard von Nareath; Edvard von Nareath-Kapét) (b.1958) is the current Monarch and Head of State of the Kingdom of Arendaal. The son of King Sven V of Arendaal and Agneta of Suionia, Edvard's reign began with his coronation in 1980 at the age of 22. In 1983, he married Princess Laura of Franken. Since Arendaal is a Constitutional Monarchy governed by a system of Parliamentary Democracy, the King's role is largely ceremonial. However, he retains the power of veto on a number of issues (though he rarely exercises it) and has been a key "behind the scenes" player in state affairs. He is the ranked as one of the Richest Man in Europe. By birth and by marriage he is related to many other European Monarchs due to Arendaal's long tradition of Royal Marriage Alliances, for example he is the brother in law of King Alfred IV of Franken, the grand-nephew of the Emperor of Wiese and the father-in-law of King Armand Philippe of Montelimar. The King and his family reside primarily at Karlheim Palace.

Being currently in his fifties, Edvard is a tall, thin, thoughtful man, whose appearance has been likened to that of a predatory flamingo. He is both disturbingly sane and disconcertingly intelligent, much to the chagrin of his critics. The Aren people love him because he firmly upholds human rights and the Aren Constitution, and has no exploitable vices other than a deep dislike of mime artists. His personality is characterized by his mastery of diplomacy and manipulation of human nature, his distant and menacing air, his ever-present calmness and composure and his ability to listen - which has a way of making people so uncomfortable that they let things slip while trying desperately to fill up the silence. It is said that he can accomplish more with irony than most others can with steel. He can also accomplish more with one raised eyebrow than most people can with two of them and a lifetime of practice.

Early Life and MarriageEdit


Edvard V's Queen, Laura of Franken
Aren Royalty
Kapétien Dynasty
House of Nareath

House of Lundmark
Last monarch
   Kristianna I of Arendaal
Children include
   Gustav V of Arendaal
   Isacco Beniamino II of the Talemantine Empire
   Heloise, Empress of Wiese
   Liliana,Queenof Montelimar
   Kristine,Queen ofEiffelland
Gustav V
Consort
   m1. Jacqueline of Eiffelland
   m2. Sophie of Wendmark
Children include
   Beatrix I of Arendaal
Beatrix I
Consort
   Thomas of Franken
Children include
   Edvard IV of Arendaal
   Hathor III of Arendaal
   Trigve of Arendaal
   Adelaide, Queen of Anglyn
   Klara, Queen of Cambria
   Evelina,TalemantineEmpress
Grandchildren include
   Helene I of Arendaal
   Karl V of Arendaal
Edvard IV
Consorts
   m1. Evelynn of Anglyn
   m2. Victoria of Breotonia
Children include
   Helene I of Arendaal
   Victoria, Queen of Franken
Helene I
Consort
   [[]]
Grandchildren include
   Grand Duke Johann
Hathor III
Consort
   Elisabeth of Lorraine
Children include
   Rurik of Arendaal (married Clemence of Lorraine)
Karl V
Consort
   m1.Julienne of Cambria
   m2.Ekaterina of Serbovia
Children include
   Pieter II of Arendaal
   Alexandra,QueenofMontelimar
   CzarinaAnastasia, GornoAltai
   Juliette,Queen ofCambria
   Klarissa,Marquised'Hennessy
Pieter II
Consort
   m1.Nadia of GreatEngellex
   m2. Anna of Wiese
Children include
   Louisa I of Arendaal
   Liliana,TalemantineEmpress
   Isabella, Queen of Franken
   Gisela,Queen of Eiffelland
Louisa I
Consort
   Arthur of Breotonia
Children include
   Anders of Arendaal (married Elisabeth of Wiese)
   Eliana,QueenofEngellex
   Charlotte,QueenofMontelimar
Grand children include
   Niklaas IV of Arendaal
   Madeleine,Empress ofWiese
Niklaas IV
Consort
   Karolina of Franken
Children include
   Freya I of Arendaal
   Louise, Queen of Anglyn
   Laine, Marquise d'Hennessy
Freya I
Consort
   Jean of Montelimar
Children include
   Sven V of Arendaal
   Marie,TalemantineEmpress
   Alienora,Queen ofEiffelland
   Helena,Queen of Engellex
   Eliska, Queen of Cambria
Sven V
Consort
   Agneta of Suionia
Children include
   Edvard V of Arendaal
   Lena of Saxony (Wiese)
   Rikissa, Sultana of Hajr
   Varik of Arendaal
Edvard V
Consort
   Laura of Franken
Children include
   Soren of Arendaal
   Katarina,QueenofMontelimar
   Sophia of Arendaal
   Iselin of Arendaal
   Kristianna of Arendaal
   Svea of Arendaal
   Evelina of Arendaal
   Isabelle of Arendaal
   Adeliza of Arendaal
Nieces/nephews include
   Elisa, Princess of the Talemantine Empire

Edvard V was born in Emyn Arnen in 1958, the eldest child of King Sven V of Arendaal and his Queen Princess Agneta of Suionia. In his youth, Edvard was educated at the Royal Aren Military Academy, which, apart from teaching its students how to kill other people for money, also gives them an excellent education. He was particularly interested in the classical arts and, in flagrant defiance of the Academy's conventions of style, pacifism. He graduated from the Academy with exceptional marks, though he was failed in his stealth examination (due to his apparent absence in class).

Subsequently, he earned his Masters Degree in Political Science from Sylnarsson University Emyn Arnen. In 1983, Edvard V married Princess Laura of Franken, daughter of the King of Franken. The couple have enjoyed an exceptionally happy marriage and together they have nine children. One of their children is married, Katarina, Queen of Montelimar.

Edvard V remains close to his siblings, Prince Varik and Archduchess Lena of Saxony (Wiese). He was deeply effected by the mysterious premature death of his brother Varik in 2003.

The King's relations are more strained with his sister Rikissa or Rukayyah, Sultana of Hajr. Their father Sven V was furious once Rikissa eloped with Sultan Huseyn ibn Saad of Hajr in 1979 and was, in his eyes, allegedly 'mistreated' by her husband (allegations abound that she was forced to convert and it is known that the Sultan maintains a substantial harem and has married three other women since his marriage to Rikissa).


The wedding ceremony of King Edvard V of Arendaal and Laura, Princess of Franken


In 1985 relations were mended somewhat when King Edvard V restored Rikissa's title as a Grand Duchess of Auxerre (which their father Sven V had revoked in 1979) as a gesture of good faith. Even after this reconciliation between siblings, however, speculation of tensions between the House of Nareath and the House of Taimur remain. King Edvard's relations with Sultana Rukkayah's/Rikissa's husband remain cool but not unfriendly.

Personality and PopularityEdit

Perhaps surprisingly, Edvard is excessively popular with the Aren people. In part, this is due to he fact that the Aren Royal Family are not supported by citizens' taxes, but rather from the vast revenues generated from their private shares in Arendaal's Oil & Natural Gas companies, most notably Royal StatOil. Although King Edvard V is considered intimidating by all Aren politicians with any sense, feared and has all the physical attributes of a villain of the Machiavellian sort (tall, thin, pale, wears black, is very quiet and thoughtful, unnerving, frighteningly practical, horrifically well-informed often sarcastic and manipulative), he's improved Arendaal remarkably and consistently shown himself to be thoroughly dedicated to its welfare. Tolerance and Human Rights receive his unconditional support, and he consistently promotes them on a world stage.


King Edvard V and Laura of Franken greeting foreign dignitaries

Mostly, Edvard's popularity is due to the fact that he is a ferocious defender of individual freedoms and human rights. The two notable exceptions to this are individuals spewing "hate speech" (who mysteriously seem to disappear immediately after they've come to the King's attention) and mime artists. In 1980, Edvard banned all mine performances within the city of Emyn Arnen. Popular rumour has it that mimes who violate the ban find themselves trying to climb invisible ladders out of a secret scorpion pit whilst reading a sign saying: "Learn The Words".

His immense popularity has led many to attempt to emulate him – or, in some extreme cases, to become him. There is an entire wing of an Aren mental hospital devoted to people convinced that they are King Edvard. They often engage in eyebrow-raising competitions.

Relationships with GovernmentEdit

Throughout his reign, King Edvard has enjoyed both friendly and cordial relationships with the governing coalitions of Arendaal. Principally, this has been achieved by the King performing his ceremonial duties and rarely interfering in the actual running of the state - a strategy that has consistently kept governments happy. Edvard's greatest defense against would-be critics is that he carefully sees to it that a reality with him as Head of State is slightly better than one without him. This is greatly aided by the fact that while his few critics my dislike him, they dislike each other far more. One fanatically anti-monarchist foreign critic once conceded: "you have to admit that the bastard has style".

Wealth and Net WorthEdit


King Edvard V of Arendaal inspecting the Aren Crown Jewels

King Edvard V is one of the richest men in Europe. His own net worth is estimated at over €60 billion (the worth of the entire Royal Family is estimated at over €90 billion). This is largely due to the Aren Royal Family's investment in Oil & Natural Gas since 1945 (for example, they own 25% of Royal StatOil, Arendaal's main oil company. Moreover, the King personally owns shares in Cartier Diamonds, Moet et Chandon and Aren Ritz Hotels (he is a member of the board of directors for all these companies). He also owns shares in several prominent car manufacturing companies, as well as in the companies of computer and chemical manufacturers.

In adition, the Aren Royal Family owns extensive properties throughout Arendaal, as well as priceless collections of art (many of which are on loan to the Hermitage Museum). Consequently the King and his family have never been supported by public tax money. Among his other charitable works, Edvard V is well known to donate the salary he recieves as Head of State to three charitable funds (the Aren Medical Research Fund, the State Orphanage Fund and the International Aid Fund) in its entirety every year.

Titles and Honours Edit

King Edvard's full title, in accordance with Aren custom is as follows:

"By the Grace of God and the Will of the People, His Most Royal and Revered Majesty, King Edvard V, King of all Arendaal, Lord of Norseland, Frankish Neustria and Norse-Austrasia, Prince of Norseberg, Grand Duke of Emyn Arnen, Duke of Stavanger, Valais and Ragnvaldsmark, Sovereign Ruler of the Kingdom of Crystal, Lord of all its peoples, Lord Protector of Skaneland, Lord and Master of the Royal and Most Noble House of Neareath, Son of the Most Ancient and Royal House of Kapét, Most Sacred and Blessed Heir of High King Gustav I, Sovereign Lord and Heir of the Kingdoms of Norskland, Neustria and Norsk-Austrasia, Lord of all the Aren"

Family and Children Edit

In 1983, King Edvard V of Arendaal married Princess Laura of Franken. He and his Queen have nine children:

Name Born Spouse Titles Notes Photo
Crown Prince Soren of Arendaal 18 September, 1984 (27yrs) Currently unmarried Crown Prince of Arendaal
Prince of Fjordholm
Crown Prince and Heir Apparent to the Crown of Arendaal http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/crown.png
Katarina, Queen of Montelimar 18 November, 1985 (26yrs) King Armand Philippe of Montelimar Queen Consort of Montelimar
Princess of Arendaal, Grand Duchess of Vasterhølm
Gave up her succession rights upon her marriage to the King of Montelimar http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/katarina.png
Princess Sophia of Arendaal 31 August, 1986 (25yrs) Currently unmarried Princess of Arendaal
Grand Duchess of Norse Lorraine
Second in line to the Throne http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/sophia.png
Princess Iselin of Arendaal 7 July, 1987 (24yrs) Currently unmarried Princess of Arendaal
Grand Duchess of Svealand
Third in line to the Throne http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/palmer.png
Princess Kristianna of Arendaal 11 September, 1988 (23yrs) Currently unmarried Princess of Arendaal
Grand Duchess of Norse Burgundy
Fourth in line to the Throne http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/mattesson.png
Princess Svea of Arendaal 1 April, 1989 (22yrs) Currently unmarried Princess of Arendaal
Grand Duchess of Champagne
Fifth in line to the Throne http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/svea.png
Princess Evelina of Arendaal 12 March, 1990 (21yrs) Currently unmarried Princess of Arendaal
Grand Duchess of Svalberg
Sixth in line to the Throne http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/hessler.png
Princess Isabelle of Arendaal 15 May, 1991 (20yrs) Currently unmarried Princess of Arendaal
Grand Duchess of Götland
Seventh in line to the Throne http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/isabelle.png
Princess Adeliza of Arendaal 7 September, 1992 (19yrs) Currently unmarried Princess of Arendaal
Grand Duchess of Bleåkinge
Eighth in line to the Throne http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/r_l_777/evelina.png

SiblingsEdit

Other Royal RelationsEdit

In-lawsEdit

Uncles and AuntsEdit

CousinsEdit

Nieces and Nephews Edit


AncestorsEdit

King Edvard V of Arendaal's ancestors in four generations:

 
 
 
 
 
King Louis X of Montelimar*
 
 
King Henri XI of Montelimar
 
 
 
 
 
 
Queen of Montelimar
 
 
Prince Jean of Montelimar
 
 
 
 
 
 
x
 
 
Queen of Montelimar
 
 
 
 
 
 
x
 
 
King Sven V of Arendaal
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crown Prince Anders of Arendaal
 
 
King Niklaas IV of Arendaal
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elisabeth of Braunschweig (Wiese)
 
 
Queen Freya I of Arendaal
 
 
 
 
 
 
King Alfred III of Franken*
 
 
Princess Karolina of Franken
 
 
 
 
 
 
Queen of Franken
 
King Edvard V of Arendaal
 
 
 
 
 
Kristian III of Suionia
 
 
Niklaas III of Suionia
 
 
 
 
 
 
Queen of Suionia
 
 
Ragnvald III of Suionia
 
 
 
 
 
 
Count of Grunnagder
 
 
Christine of Grunnagder
 
 
 
 
 
 
Countess of Grunnagder
 
 
Princess Agneta of Suionia
 
 
 
 
 
 
x
 
 
Duke of Hulst
 
 
 
 
 
 
x
 
 
Lira of Hulst, Queen of Suionia
 
 
 
 
 
 
x
 
 
Duchess of Hulst
 
 
 
 
 
 
x
 

* King Louis X of Montelimar's mother was Alexandra of Arendaal, Queen of Montelimar
* King Alfred III of Franken's mother was Isabelle of Arendaal, Queen of Franken

See AlsoEdit

Kapétien Dynasty
House of Nareath

Regnal Titles
Preceded by
King Sven V
1945 – 1980
King of Arendaal
1980 - present
Succeeded by
incumbent
Prince of Norseberg
1980 - present
Grand Duke of Emyn Arnen
1980 - present
Grand Duke of Nareath
1980 - present
Aren Royalty
Preceded by
King Sven V
Crown Prince of Arendaal
Prince of Fjordholm

1958 - 1980
Succeeded by
Crown Prince
Soren

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