The King of Juclandia is the constitutionally-designated head of state of the Kingdom of Juclandia. The Constitution does not provide different titles for different genders, so it is assumed that the head of state bears the title of King regardless of their gender. The Royal House of Juclandia is the state institution that manages the Royal Palace and the budget given to the head of state.
The incumbent King of Juclandia is Ciprian, who was enthroned on 23 August 2010. The King undertakes various official, ceremonial or diplomatic duties. He is limited to non-partisan functions such as bestowing honours and appointing the Prime Minister. Among other powers, the King is by law the Commander-in-chief of the Royal Juclandian Army. Though the ultimate formal executive authority over the government of Juclandia is still by and through the King’s royal prerogative, these powers may only be used according to the Constitution and the laws enacted in the Great National Assembly.
The 2015 Constitution of Juclandia specifies that no royal decree may become law without the countersignature of the President or the Prime Minister. At the same time, all references to a constitutional monarchy have been removed from the Constitution, and Juclandia can be considered to be a de facto crowned republic.
Before 2015, Juclandia was a constitutional monarchy, the head of state being the Monarch of Juclandia, which would be styled as King or Queen depending on the gender the incumbent monarch is. The monarch had a large executive and legislative power in theory, but in practice most of the monarch’s prerogatives were exercised at the will of the President or the Prime Minister, using the Westminster model of government. Until April 2013 Juclandia was rendered as a constitutional monarchy with an active monarch, but after the constitutional amendment gave the President of Juclandia power over most of the monarch’s prerogatives, it is now rendered as a constitutional monarchy with a ceremonial monarch. In spite of this, the elective monarchy has been kept, and the monarch is elected directly by the people for an indefinite term, until the monarch dies or abdicates.