Eccentricity rules on Sealand

An email from a reader alerted me to this obituary for Prince Roy of Sealand.

Prince Roy of Sealand, who has died aged 91, was plain Roy Bates until, on Christmas Eve 1966, he established his own micro-nation on an abandoned wartime sea fort off the Suffolk coast and declared himself head of state.. .

It’s a delightful tribute to an eccentric, worth reading in full.

Prince Roy is dead, long live Prince Michael – and eccentricity.

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