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The First Prince is the head-of-state of the Federated Suns and the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns as Supreme Marshal. The office is firmly in the hands of House Davion and is best described as a constitutional hereditary monarchy with certain limits placed upon the monarch's powers. The office is open to both sexes; the title remains "First Prince" in either case. Every heir-apparent is required to serve for five years in the military in a branch of his or her choosing. This tradition solidifies the loyalty and support from the armed forces. 
In theory the First Prince has to submit his proposals to the High Council, an assembly of representatives of the member-worlds of the Federated Suns. In reality the High Council is largely a glorified "rubber stamp" organization.
The First Prince is advised by the Privy Council, a group of high-ranking military officers and government ministers. They are extremely important in the running of the day-to-day affairs of the state.
The citizens of the realm also have several basic rights protected by law and custom. These include the freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of religion and the right of appeal to the central government in order to have oppressive or incompetent noblemen removed from office.
Only a foolish First Prince will attempt to suspend and/or remove these liberties; those who do tend not to keep their throne for long.
The First Prince also usually holds the title of Duke of New Avalon.
|Prime Ministers of New Avalon 2255 - 2317|
|Jason Hasek||2239 - 2240|
|Sandra Lockhart||2255 - 2261|
|Joseph Cartwright||2261 - 2280|
|Nathan DuVall||2280 - 2282|
|Martin DuVall||2282 - 2309||Son of Nathan DuVall|
|Lucien Davion||2309 - 2317||Son of Martin DuVall's sister|
|Presidents of the Federated Suns (2317 - 2417)|
|Lucien||2317 - 2332|
|Charles||2332 - 2340||Brother of Lucien|
|Reynard||2340 - 2371||Son of Lucien|
|Etien||2371 - 2378||Son of Reynard|
|Paul||2378 - 2394||Son of Reynard|
|Marie||2394 - 2402||Daughter of Reynard|
|Edmund||2402 - 2415||Son of Etien|
|Edward||2415 - 2417||Son of Etien|
|First Princes of the Federated Suns (2417 - 2512)|
|Simon||2417 - 2457||Son of Paul|
|James||2457 - 2467||Son of Simon|
|Ellen||2467 - 2502||Daughter of Simon|
|William||2502 - 2512||Son of Ellen's brother|
|Council of Regents of the Federated Suns (2512 - 2527)|
|Laura Davion||Daughter of William|
|Cassandra Davion-Varnay||Daughter of William|
|David Varnay||Husband of Cassandra|
|Dowager Princess Carmen Estevez||2512 - 2518||Wife of William|
|General Nikolai Rostov|
|First Princes of the Federated Suns (2512 - current)|
|Alexander||2512 - 2600||Grandchild of William|
|Zane||2600 - 2659||Great-grandchild of Alexander|
|Sarah||2659 - 2681||Daughter of Zane|
|Samuel||2681 - 2696||Son of Zane|
|Roger||2696 - 2703||Son of Samuel|
|Joseph I||2703 - 2729||Son of Roger|
|Richard||2729 - 2745||Son of Joseph I|
|John||2745 - 2797||Son of Richard's brother|
|Paul II||2797 - 2842||Grandchild of John|
|Michael||2842 - 2873||Son of Paul|
|Carl||2873 - 2876||Son of Michael|
|Melissa||2876 - 2892||Daughter of Michael|
|Joseph II||2892 - 2931||Son of Michael|
|Peter||2931 - 2961||Son of Joseph II|
|Andrew||2961 - 2999||Son of Peter|
|Ian||2999 - 3013||Son of Andrew|
|Hanse||3013 - 3052||Son of Andrew|
|Regent Archon Melissa Steiner-Davion||3052-3055||Wife of Hanse|
|Victor||3052 - 3060||Son of Hanse|
|Princess Regent Yvonne||3060||Sister of Victor|
|Katherine||3060 - 3067||Sister of Victor|
|Yvonne||3067 - 3???||Sister of Victor|
|Harrison||3??? - 3135||Son of Yvonne|
|Caleb||3135 - 3144||Son of Harrison|
|Julian||3144 -||Grandson of Jackson Davion|
- House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 103, "Pricipality"
- Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 14 "First Prince"
- Handbook: House Davion, pp. 105-106 "First Prince"
- FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), pp. 9-10, "Law and the Principality"
- Handbook: House Davion, p. 107 "High Council"
- Handbook: House Davion, p. 107 "Privy Council"
- House Davion (The Federated Suns), pp. 14-15, "First Prime Ministers"
- House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 12, "Brave New Government"
- FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 180, "Genesis"
- Era Report: 3145, p. 92, "Julian Davion profile"