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Prince Roy of Sealand passes away October 9th, 2012.

[In 1975,] Roy declared independence from the UK on the fortress island and named it the “Principality of Sealand”, bestowing on his beloved wife Joan on her birthday 2nd September 1967 the title of Princess in what was a hugely romantic gesture.

Many adventures were to follow including run in’s with the British government and terrorist attacks. He had periods of wealth and times of hardship but he gave in to nothing and nobody.

In an 80’s television interview he said “I might die young or I might die old, but I will never die of boredom.”