I like it. If you're interested, I can do a religion and culture update for you.
Possible names for the kingdom:
-Kingdom of America.
-Kingdom of Columbia.
-Kingdom of New Albion.
-Kingdom of Avalon/Camelot/something else that draws on the ever-popular Arthurian mythos.
-United Kingdom of America.
-Kingdom of Jacobia, in honor of the first monarch. [Feels like something the Stuards might do].
It will be "Federal Kingdom" at the very least, like Germany, sort of like modern Switzerland and a bit like the HRE.*Monarchist heavy breathing*
I vote for this name!
If you pick the former....I'm becoming partial to Federal Kingdom (FK) of Freedonia.
Also in contention is FK of Columbia.
I'm hesitant about anything with New in the title, as it invites comparison to the old. And I don't want FK of New - ? - and then the Dominion of New England sat next door.
I hadn't admittedly considered flags. I'm open to ideas!What colonies do the Stuarts actually control? If it's just Virginia, the Carolinas, Maryland and the as-yet-unnamed and barely populated Georgia, perhaps it ought to be the Federal Kingdom of Virginia, Carolina and Maryland? Or do they control New York as well; four names would at that point be really unwieldy. Given how much smaller Maryland is than the ones south of it, I am not even so sure naming it in the country's name is so important, just Virginia and Carolina would work, I think.
If the choice is between Columbia and America, my choice would be the former, hands down. America being the name of the continent and Columbia a nation on said continent is much less confusing and annoying than the OTL naming scheme.
What flag are they flying, now that the Stuarts have renounced their claims to the British Isles? Just the Stuart checkerboard-in-mustard or have some symbols been added onto it?
What about the compoent colonies' symbols? The Tudor rose on white, to further link Virginia's symbols to queen Elizabeth, makes sense to me. Maryland keeping the Calvert coat of arms makes sense as well. Was there a symbol of any great significance to Charles I that could be used for Carolina?
If you were willing, I'd be perfectly happy to have that as the flag for the Grand Duchy!A long time ago I made a flag for an independent Rhode Island. It probably would be better to add the crown to the flag somewhere, but here was my flag:
(it's from a 19th century flag, all I did was remove the stars encircling the center).
In the last chapter you called Ludwig’s fiancé Susan not AnneFederal Kingdom of Albion
Line of Succession c. 1788
James I, r. 1692-1701, m. Mary of Modena,
a) James II, r. 1701-1766, m. Margaret of France(m) - betrothed, but not yet married
1) Louis I, r. 1766-1788, m. Teresa of Spainb) Elizabeth Calvert, Princess Royal, m. Captain Charles Calvert
a) Philip I, r. 1788-0000, m. Caroline Matilda of Great Britain2) Prince Charles Stuart, m. Elizabeth Washington Stuart
1) Crown Prince Louis, Comte de St Pierre et Miquelon
a) Prince Augustine Washington-Stuart, m. Jane Setchfield
1) Augustine Washington-Stuart IIb) Princess Elizabeth Washington-Stuart, m. William Louis of Baden Durlach, 2nd Stateholder of New England (1758-1786)
2) Charles Washington-Stuart
3) James Washington-Stuart
4) Margaret Washington-Stuart
1) Ludwig of Baden-Durlach, (m) Anne Hamilton*
2) Amalia of Baden-Durlach
1) Prince Benedict Calvert, Viceroy of New England (1755-1757) m. Sofia of Ourem
a) Benedict Calvert II, m. Anne Caulfield
1) Benedict Calvert III
2) Sofia Calvert
* - Anne Hamilton is daughter of Archibald Hamilton, 3rd Stateholder of New England