- For other uses of the term, see Royalty (disambiguation).
Royalty is one of the four positions in a flag. They have voting power within a flag for issues of war, governors of the flag's islands, and addition/change of titled, monarch, and royalty positions. The royalty are listed in the flag's information and can post flag news. Royalty have access to the /royalty and /fbroadcast chat channels, as well as /fofficer, although access to /fofficer is restricted to officer or higher badge holders on Doubloon Oceans. Finally, flag royals are able to wear crowns and tiaras, and if they are in a flag with renowned fame or higher, they may hold a scepter in a portrait.
In order to be promoted to a royalty position and to use abilities it allows, a pirate must have the rank of officer or higher. On Doubloon Oceans they do not need to have an officer or higher badge; however as noted earlier, they will be unable to use the /fofficer channel although they may use the /royalty and /fbroadcast channels.
Creating new royalty
Players can become royalty when a majority of the flag's current royalty and its monarch vote. A player must be an officer or above to become a royal. This can be done from the flag info page button "Propose status change":
Once the box has been completed, the person proposing the change is given the message "A proposal was made to change the status of <player> to Royalty." The royal or monarch proposing the status change automatically casts a vote of "Yea"; thus, if a flag has only one royal and no monarch or a monarch and no royalty, the change is automatic. If not, a voting page is presented on the flag news and issues page:
This dialog box appears to current royalty and the current monarch, if one is present. A simple majority will complete the motion.
A male royal is a "prince." A female royal is a "princess."