Liam Bates

a8adf205 8104 41b3 825d 86270fa9ad13

Sealand Turns 54!

Last week we marked 54 years since the birth of Sealand. Our Independence Day celebrations were notably low key this year, with the majority of Sealanders remaining in their native countries as our ongoing battle to remain one of the only countries in the world to report zero COVID cases continues. We caught up with …

Sealand Turns 54! Read More »

Sealand Nobility Ranks

There are five titles in the Sealand Peerage, with Dukes and Duchesses holding the highest rank of nobility followed by Counts and Countesses. The Knights of Sealand come in a close third, followed by Barons and Baronesses and then our Lords and Ladies. Dukes And Duchesses Dukes and Duchesses of Sealand hold our highest rank …

Sealand Nobility Ranks Read More »

holding the front sealand book

Principality of Sealand: Holding The Fort

“Holding The Fort” written by Prince Michael of the Principality of Sealand. The book uncovers the truth behind Michael’s kidnap by armed terrorists, his family setting up their own island nation, government sieges, top-secret government documents and multiple attempts to bring an end to the Sealand dream. The book includes previously unseen photos from his …

Principality of Sealand: Holding The Fort Read More »

Please Donate To The Nepalese Disaster Fund

During the Second World War as a young Major in the infantry, Prince Roy commanded a compliment of men in the ‘Eighth India division’ of the British Army. He was immensely proud to have served with the Gurkhas at the battle of Monte Casino, described as the most impregnable fortress in Europe, guarding the gateway …

Please Donate To The Nepalese Disaster Fund Read More »

Sealand history

Liberland’s Claim To Independence

Liberland is situated at an unclaimed parcel of land on the western bank of the Danube river between Croatia and Serbia. Liberland’s claim to independence is an interesting one. Such allegations of border irregularities that leave territory free from ownership by nearby states are not new. The most significant hurdle for the claimant is becoming …

Liberland’s Claim To Independence Read More »

sealand marriage

Congratulations to James and Charley of Sealand

Prince James married his fiancee Charley Holgate on the 6th of September in Essex (UK). Whilst the wedding was originally planned to take place in Sealand, Charleys grandparents would not have been up to the journey, so it was moved to a country house. Prince Liam was best man and Princess Charlotte a bridesmaid. Friends flew in …

Congratulations to James and Charley of Sealand Read More »

A longer stay in the Principality Part 2

“HIGH TIDE AND GREEN GRASS” part 2 After the back-breaking loading of supplies and essentials onto the boat – an unsung and frequently forgotten and vital activity synonymous with the operational success of the Principality – we were soon underway. Once out of harbour limits, the skipper raised the revs to get the ship up …

A longer stay in the Principality Part 2 Read More »

This time, Sealand’s David Blizzard describes the challenges of a longer stay in the Principality

“HIGH TIDE AND GREEN GRASS” It’s all very well taking a day trip to Sealand – with prior permission and vetting of course. A relatively simple and brief day-visit enables one to witness a few hours of marine brouhaha, coupled with a brief (yet often mind-boggling) exploration of this unique man-made micro country and to …

This time, Sealand’s David Blizzard describes the challenges of a longer stay in the Principality Read More »

prince roy and princess joan

Prince Roy of Sealand (passed 9th October 2012)

Born 1921 to Harry and Lilyan Bates, Roy was born to be an adventurer. The only surviving child of five siblings who all died as baby’s or in early childhood. At the age of 15 he made his way to the Spanish civil war to join the international brigade seeking adventure, eventually returning to the UK …

Prince Roy of Sealand (passed 9th October 2012) Read More »

Scroll to Top