Earlier this week, HPM King Tarik named the first prince of Sabia and Verona not to belong to a royal house, setting a new precedent for titles of nobility in the Kingdom. The newly styled prince, olann Ima Bašo —who was also created Duke of Ixuħreti— belongs to the House of Bašo, which has never produced any monarchs to the Valtirian throne but is inscripted in the Book of Electors, wherein all noble houses of Sabia and Verona with members eligible to the Crown are noted.
As Sabia and Verona is an elective monarchy, the title of prince is little more than a formality issued to close family members of the Monarch (and former monarchs as well, such as Prince Lui, younger brother of Queen Isadora). However, before the Royal Decree granting Ima Bašo his princely attribute, the honor of prince had never been formally issued as a title of nobility. The title is not included in the existing hierarchy of nobility titles, in which Duke is the highest-ranking, but it could be understood that the newly created prince will now rank highest among Valtirian nobility, third only to HPM the King and the former Queen Isadora, who retains the honorary title of Protector of the North.
The creation of the Dukedom of Ixuħreti for the new prince is also the first new noble title issued by HPM the King since 2017, when the countships of Aħro and Siñbaša were created, and the first dukedom issued since 2016, when Prince Kaj —younger brother of King Tarik— was created Duke of Monesari.