Fons Honorum

  • noun A person who, by virtue of sovereignty, holds the exclusive right to create and confer legitimate titles of nobility and orders of chivalry.


Latin: fōns (“fount”, “source”) + honōrum (“of honours”; the genitive plural form of honor, “honour”) = “source of honours” ≈ “fount of honour”

According to pacific international jurisprudence, the “Fons Honorum” or “fountains of honor” are the persons and/or entities that hold the exclusive prerogative of bestowing titles of nobility and honors legally as subjects of international law. These persons by origin, or ministry, must possess the attributes that constitute the sovereignty.

They are:
– Heads of State (both monarchists or republican – although the republicans cannot confer “nobility titles”, only meritorious awards),
– Heads of Dynasties (deposed monarchies) since it’s internationally accepted that they preserve the “Jus Conferendi” even being dispossessed of their thrones,

Here, we shall concentrate our study on the “Fons Honorum” from Monarchs, both reigning and deposed.

It’s widely known that there are no limitations to a Sovereign (reigning or deposedin conferring titles and honorsThey’re allowed to create and restore Orders of Merit and Chivalry, create and restore titles of Nobility, bestow and revoke as it pleases them. Ironically, the reigning Monarchs have more limitations than the deposed ones, because the reigning must follow certain protocols, constitutions and political limitations that may intimidate them in granting honors. The deposed sovereigns fully govern their Houses and Dynasties, and so, there’s no political pressure or interference with the Dynastic prerogatives.

Regarding reigning Monarchies around the world, many Orders are known and active as the following examples:

– British Crown:(Europe): The Order of the Garter, The Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, The Order of the Thistle, The Order of the Bath, The Service Order, The Order of Merit, The Victorian Order, The Imperial Service Order, The Order of the Companions of Honor and The Order of the British Empire. There’re some dormant Orders as the Order of Saint Patrick and the Orders of India.
– Spanish Crown: (Europe): The Order of the Golden Fleece, The Order of Charles III, The Order of Saint Hermenegildo, The Order of Isabel the Catholic, The Order of Montesa, The Order of Alcantara, The Order of Santiago ,The Order of Queen Maria Luisa, the Order of Calatrava, etc.
– Japanese Crown (Asia): The Order of Chrysanthemum, the Order of the Rising Sun, etc
– Thai Crown: (Asia): The Order of the Crown of Thailand, the Order of the White Elephant, etc
– Jordanian Crown: (Middle East): The Order of the Star,
– Saudi Arabian Crown: (Middle East): The Order of Abdul-Aziz Al Saud,
– Lesotho Crown (Africa): Order of Lesotho, Order of Makoanyane, Order of Molomi, Order of Moshoeshoe, Order of Ramatseatsane, etc
– Swaziland Crown (Africa): The Royal order of Sobhuza II
– etc.

As previously said, when a Monarch is dispossessed, he or she remains Sovereign, and hence, never loses the Royal prerogatives of: “Jus Majestatis” which is the right of being called and respected by the titles and the “Jus Honorum“, the right to bestow titles and honors.

Dynastic orders are the exclusive domain of a sovereign, remain as such even if the monarch goes into exile, and are thus transmissible to the legitimate successor and head of the family. Generally, even if a sovereign abdicates of his/her own free will, unless he/she does so explicitly, he/she does not renounce the grand mastership of those dynastic orders belonging to his/her family. If the sovereign should renounce his/her status as Fons Honorum, this cannot involve any of his/her heirs that hold the right of inheritance, unless the renunciation took place prior to the sovereign’s marriage, and thus the birth of any heirs. A sovereign (or head of a royal house) in exile, and his/her legitimate successor, continue to enjoy the ius collationis, or “the right to confer honours,” and therefore may bestow honours in full legitimacy. No authority can deprive them of the right to confer honours, since this prerogative belongs to them as a lawful personal property iure sanguinis (by right of blood).”

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Utiliser nos prérogatives Selon le droit international,
et selon la tradition sous notre
Fons Honorum de Jure: dans notre cas au pluriel:
(«FONTES Honorum de Jure( Sources)»):
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Abrahamique d’origine / Isaac / Jacobite / Benjamite / Roi Saul / Roi David / Roi Salomon / toutes les tribus et rois de l’ancien Royaume d’Israël / Royaume de Jerusalem / Rois Mérovingiens, Rois Carolingiens, etc …
(Souverain de l’ex-État régnant (chef d’État) &
Souverain des maisons dynasties.