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The 55th Anniversary of Sealand’s Independence: A Look Back at the History of Sealand

The 55th Anniversary of Sealand’s Independence: A Look Back at the History of Sealand

This year marks the 55th anniversary of Sealand’s independence. On September 2, 1967, Roy and Joan Bates raised the Principality of Sealand’s flag for the first time and announced its independence to the world. Since then, Sealand has undergone a remarkable transformation from a small fortress into a revolutionary international realm. In this blog post, …

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Roughs Tower Grounding

Happy 80th Birthday to our Fortress Home

The ‘Roughs Tower’ fortress, which would later become the home the Principality of Sealand, was constructed in 1941, and today marks 80 years since her launch. https://youtu.be/pmaQOretWmg Designed by Guy Maunsell and constructed at Red Lion Wharf, Gravesend in the UK, Roughs Tower was the first of four identical anti-aircraft forts built to guard London …

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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 …

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50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin

The Treasury of the Principality of Sealand are pleased to announce that we are accepting pre-issue orders for the new commemorative silver coin issued on the occasion of our 50th anniversary of independence. The coin will be struck in sterling silver to proof quality with a mintage of just 300 pieces for worldwide distribution. Each coin …

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BBC Radio 2 with Vanessa Feltz

Prince Michael visits the BBC Radio studios as the guest speaker on the Vanessa Feltz show. Talking all things Sealand and taking a look back on the exciting past of the Principality. Prince Michael and Vanessa enjoy a chat and a few laughs. If you missed the show, listen to Prince Michael’s interview here.

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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