Post by MadameConcorde on Oct 10, 2012 8:52:01 GMT -5
All our thoughts are with his family and friends.
Prince Roy of Sealand aka Roy Bates (passed away 9th October 2012) Obituary ... In the mid-60's he became fascinated by the "Pirate Radio" phenomena and started Radio Essex on the Knock John forts. Later, after being prosecuted under the marine offences act, he moved his family to the Roughs Towers seven and a half miles off Felixstowe in the North Sea. 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.