I have noticed that the last two holders of the position of Lieutenant General were Dukes (First the Duke of Wulfram, then the Duke of Havenport). Is it common for the members of the Privy Council to be titled nobility of a high rank, or are any of the positions ever held by titled nobility of a low noble rank/non-titled nobility (i.e. Younger sons or members of cadet branches)?
On a semi-related note, the Salt Coast seems to be the only region of the Unified Kingdom without a Duke. I assume that this is because the Cazarosta’s were given the title of Earl rather than Duke once they finally joined the U.K. due to their being the primary antagonist of Aetoria throughout the Wars of Unification, but in practice are they treated as Dukes of the Salt Coast?
Also, if I remember correctly, background comments and reference materials for ‘Guns of Infinity’ indicate that the Queen Dowager is from Clan Havenport, while the Duke of Havenport’s wife is the king’s aunt. Were these strategic marriages meant to strengthen Clan Havenport’s ties to the Gryphon Throne, or was there another reason?