As a noble you don’t simply bear an aristocratic title. The more authentic your appearance, the more likely people are to believe that you’re a real noble. The Noble Code of Conduct is key to the way nobles act. This code is a code of honour for the nobility, and was adopted in Porto, Portugal, on 2 September 1989. The organisation in charge of drawing up this code of conduct was the CILANE, the European Commission of the Nobility. All nobles have to live up to this code of honour in their behaviour. Anyone who buys an aristocratic title with us should also be familiar with the fundamental values of the code of honour.
The three most important noble values:
1. Moral values
Spiritual moral values have always characterised the life of a noble. An elegant appearance and respect for different traditions is part of everyday life for all nobles. Whichever religion or culture the noble belongs to, respect is necessary at all times. Beyond this, personal dignity, tolerance, human rights, the social condition, honesty, the noble word, and a dependable sense of duty form the core of the noble code of honour. Anyone who wants to appear as a noble also ought to fulfil his or her moral and spiritual duties and have a modern, enlightened understanding of values.
2. Social values
There are a wide range of social values that form part of the noble code of honour. Responsibility and liberty characterise a noble’s lifestyle, and nobles always strive for success. Learning new languages, maintaining and strengthening one’s spirit, and refusing to settle for mediocrity will be a key part of your agenda from now on. Entrepreneurial spirit, social responsibility and a positive vision of Europe are as much a part of noble life now as they were in the past. A noble is also concerned with the well-being of others, is courteous, has a strong bond with his or her homeland, and stands up for the environment. Safeguarding natural resources and a legitimate, reasonable amount of national pride are also part of a typical noble’s world view. Anyone who abides by these values is on the right track towards becoming a genuine noble.
3. Family values
Family values also define the life of a noble. If you pursue family activities, a strong family bond and the idea of the family as the cornerstone of society, you’ll fit in well as a noble. The sanctity of marriage, tolerance for one’s parents, and respect for the deceased are also part of the noble code of honour. Upholding family traditions and showing solidarity within your family ensure that in future you’ll also be a member of a genuine noble family.