|Prince Ellory in June 2016|
|Ellory Theodore Alexander George Louis|
|House||House of Hamilton-Campbell-York-Lancaster|
|Father||Prince Alexander, Duke of Augusta|
|Mother||Catherine, Duchess of Augusta|
|Born|| 9 October 2006 (age 10) |
Theodora City Hospital,
|Religion||Church of Cygnia|
|House of Hamilton-Campbell-York-Lancaster|
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Prince Ellory of Augusta (Ellory Theodore Alexander George Louis, born 9 October 2006) is the eldest child of Prince Alexander, Duke of Augusta and Catherine, Duchess of Augusta. He is second in line to succeed his paternal grandfather, Theodore V to the throne of Cygnia, after his father.
Prince Ellory was born at 2.53 am at the Theodora City Hospital in Theodora on Monday, 9 October 2006. At noon on the day of his birth 21-gun salutes were fired from the 1st Artillery Battery at CMNB Mayweather in Fremantle to mark the birth of a royal child. At the same time, public buses and official buildings flew the Cygnian flag. At sunset on the same day beacon bonfires were lit all over Cygnia, while Navy vessels lit their searchlights and directed them towards Theodora.
Ellory was christened on 21 October 2006 in Ellingham Palace Chapel by Bishop Edward Norman. Ellory's godparents are his maternal uncle, Colin Parkes; the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Rome; and two friends of the couple: Louis Kingsmith and Hamish Olson. He was named Ellory Theodore Alexander George Louis: Ellory after his great-grandfather Emperor Ellory I; Theodore, being a traditional name for Cygnian Emperors; Alexander after his father; George being a personal choice of his parents; and Louis after his father's friend and his godfather, Louis Kingsmith.
He received a number of presents on the occasion of his christening, including a dog called Orion from Congress.
Succession and the constitution
Ellory is second-in-line to the Cygnian Imperial throne. Since 1948 the succession has proceeded through absolute primogeniture. This means that, if the Duke and Duchess of Augusta's child were female, she would have maintained a secure place in the line of succession, and would not have been displaced by any male younger siblings. However, as Ellory is male, this will not occur; no heir in Cygnian history has been female.
On 11 September 2007, Julie Bishop, the Imperial Secretariat for Foreign Affairs and International Relations, formally wrote and signed a hand-written document confirming Prince Ellory's place in the line of succession. The prince's full name, his dates of birth and christening, and the names of his godparents were recorded as dictated by the Acts of Succession.
Education and activities
Ellory, while not the first in his family to be educated at school, is the first member of the Imperial Family to attend a public state school. At the age of five, Ellory was enrolled in kindergarten at Eagle Bay Primary School.
Ellory attended the opening of the new elephant house at Swanstone Zoo with his grandmother, Empress Elizabeth, who is a patron of the zoo, and who laid the foundation stone for the new elephant house in October 2006. Ellory was the one who opened the elephant house by pressing a button on an interactive console in 2008. The elephants were a gift from the President of Garuda to the Emperor and Empress on their last visit to Garuda. The elephant house was designed by Norman Foster and Partners.