Official website of His Imperial Majesty King Roman 1 De Jure and De Facto Sovereign of Europa and Lithuania
After a life of military and public service and ministry to the poor, Count Roman Dambski 2 of Lubraniec (named after his biological father) assumed his legal rank as de facto/jure Sovereign of the Lithuanian Realm from 1993. His Royal vision for a Monarchy of Lithuania (including Belarus and Ukraine) was enthusiastically accepted by the new LBKS (Royal Lithuanian Nobility Society) in 1994, and then, contrary to International Law, rejected by the revised LBKS Senate in 1996.
"The absent sovereign remains the de jure government of the country" (Oppenheimer, "Governments and Authorities in Exile," American Journal of International Law, p. 571)
"If a person is a Sovereign, even without recognition from the country to which he is heir, he is entitled to recognition and to Sovereign Privileges and Sovereign Immunity." (Prof. Stephen P Kerr, The Entitlement to Rule)
Still in exile at the age of 73 (2015), and earlier legally informed of accrual of 30 other regions to his Lithuanian Realm, including in particular the Principality of Moldova and the Grand Duchy of Latvia (former Duchies of Courland and Livonia), His Majesty King Roman proclaimed their federation with the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in 2005 and crowned himself king.
The Capitals of King Roman's Realm in exile are Darwin and Vilnius
"Sovereignty depends not upon external factors, but upon the person in whom such status resides. Such entitlement is independent of diplomatic lists, and exists of itself in the person of the Sovereign." (from The Entitlement to Rule)
"The deposed monarch is therefore entitled to full recognition by other sovereigns, and all nations and all people, adhering to the moral and ethical principles implicit in International Law." ("King and Constitution in International Law," The Augustan, vol. 18, no. 4, 1977, p. 126)
"All sovereigns are equal, not of course in power, but in rank ... Sovereign equality under the law was a part of the Treaty of Westphalia and is enshrined in the charter of the United Nations as a law." (from The Entitlement to Rule)
King Roman is the de facto/ jure legal Sovereign of the currently united/ federated Monarchies of Lithuania and of Europa in exile.
1. INTERNATIONAL LAW acknowledges the inherent and continuing legal rights of a Monarchy in exile. A Monarch/ Monarchy in exile claims to be a country's legitimate government, although currently unable to exercise legal power in that country, and instead resides in a foreign country. The Monarch in Exile is recognized/ acknowledged in International Law as having the right to keep the Monarchy alive until full recognition is achieved.
2. INTERNATIONAL LAW recognizes that a Monarch /Monarchy in Exile may undertake many types of activity, including but not confined to: 1. retaining or obtaining diplomatic recognition from other states, 4. issuing identity cards, and 3. becoming party to bilateral/ international treaties."
"There seems to be a strong bias against the monarch in exile, not in the law, but in how it is applied or administered. Thus he is ignored, brushed off and hindered from making any progress in re-obtaining his former rule." This shows the courts to be co-conspiratorial in prejudice towards monarchies in exile, and from this it is indicated that a court challenge before the European Court of Justice may be vital to clarify the claim of the Monarch in exile and proceed to full restoration of Monarchy. Successful assistance will be rewarded.
About King Roman
His Imperial Majesty Dr King Roman was born Ronald VC Mann in Edinburgh Scotland 1942 during World War 2. His father was Lt Grand Prince Roman Emil Dambski (1901 Boryslaw - 1967 Gliwice - procession 1988 Brama 4 Warsaw) who in 1927 married Lithuanian heiress Princess Paulina Gedroyc, who was then officially declared missing in 1940. His mother was Katherine Mann (Edinburgh 1913 - Torquay 2012), a descendant of Sir Anthony van Dyck, who was court painter to Kings James 1 and Charles 1 of England.
In 1960, Roman graduated from Trinity Academy in Chemistry, Physics, English, French, and Maths, German and History. He also learned Latin, Piano, Guitar, and Singing. In 1961 he joined the Royal Air Force Secretarial Squadron and was posted to RAF Steamer Point Aden in 1962.
In 1967 he emigrated to Melbourne Australia, where he learned to fly, and sang and played guitar on radio 3DB and GTV9. In 1973, he chose appointment as a patrol officer in Papua New Guinea (for which he was later awarded the Police Overseas Service Medal TPNG) over the offer of a singing contract. Returning to England on SS Australis, he was appointed an executive officer with HM Customs and Excise and joined the Royal Navy Reserve at Bristol.
Late 1975 he married and settled in Darwin Australia, was appointed to the Attorney-General's Department, and at self-government in 1978 as section officer in charge at the Department of Law, from which he resigned in 1986 to pursue humanitarian activities. During these latter years he was appointed the first Group Leader of the Port Darwin Sea Scouts in 1981, became an Australian Yachting Federation instructor, and obtained a Coxswain Certificate from Charles Darwin University. He was also a presenter and singer on Radio 8TopFM for six years.
Dr King Roman was founder of various organizations, and awarded Knight Grand Cross (Rizal) and Knight Grand Commander (St Daniel). He has various doctorates in Philosophy, Divinity, and Naturopathy. Amongst others, he founded the charity Filipino Club Darwin in 1990, and is a Lifetime Member of the British Guild of Drugless Practitioners. He is a former member, amongst others, of the Producers and Directors Guild of Australia, International Institute of Professional Photography, and Australian Society of Authors. He is an inventor (particularly of Moonship Phoenix), published author (of various books including The Amazing Adventures of Professor John Hudson trilogy, and two short encyclopedias), and enjoys annual sea cruises.
Dr Roman discovered his royal inheritance of Lithuania in 1992, although there has been a global conspiracy to keep it secret. His claims were confirmed by historians, genealogist, and lawyer. King Roman's charity and humanitarian work was acknowledged in the local Northern Territory Parliament. He was nominated for a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1998, for the Pride of Australia Medal 2008, and for Australian of the Year 2009.
Royal Arms of His Imperial Majesty King Roman 1 of the Kingdom of Europa and the Grand Principality of Lithuania (revised 2016 by Joshua Vaillancourt)
At Dover England 1975
On MS Noordam December 2015
The Royal Tombstone of King Roman's father at Brama 4 Warsaw first seen by him in 1992, one year after Baltic states' independance. The tomb is headed Count of Lubraniec, and Grand Duke of Lithuania, and is near marker 299B (inset).