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Welcome to the official website of His Imperial Majesty King Roman the First, Royal Sovereign of the Kingdom of Europa, Grand Duke of Lithuania, Count of Lubraniec Dambski, et altera - Monarch in Exile.                       

"A monarchy in exile has legal rights, supported in International Law, to exist & to continue to conduct business of the monarchy as though still in power"

King Roman has been Grand Duke of Lithuania since 1967 and under patent from 1993, crowned king at Darwin in May 2005. As of 13 June 2014, the Kingdom of East Europe became the Kingdom of Europa by Royal Proclamation. The Kingdom of Europa includes the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, with Belarus, Ukraine (including Crimea, ceded to Ukraine by Kruschev in the 1950s), Moldova (including Transnistria), and Latvia (Courland /Livonia). King Roman offers other East European nations an open invitation to federate or unite with Europa. Flag of Europa to right.

By the legal premise that "silence signifies assent" the several governments of Lithuania  and later the Lithuanian Nobility Society   have continued to accept and recognize the Royal Rank and Sovereign Status of Grand Duke Roman II without demur, since he was patented in 1993.                                                

The Royal Arms of His Imperial Majesty King Roman, show the Dambski arms in the 1st quarter of the shield, the ancient arms (Vytis) of Lithuania in the 2nd and 3rd, and the Gedroyc arms in the 4th, supported by Griffon and Unicorn.

King Roman owns two other websites - and

 Royal Lithuanian College of Arms

HIM King Roman, Royal Sovereign of Europa, Grand Duke of Lithuania, was born at 23 Eildon Street, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland, on 7th March 1942 during World War II - biological son of Grand Prince Roman Emil, Count of Lubraniec Dambski (Boryslaw 02 Jul 1901 - 22 Nov 1967 Gliwice, carried in procession to Brama IV Warsaw in 1988), and Katherine Mann (Linlithgow 21 Nov 1913 - 08 Feb 2011 Torquay) - (Prince) Ronald Victor Charles.

Katherine Mann's father was George Alphonse Henri Waersegers (Brussels 1857-1932 Linlithgow), her mother Henriette Josephine Joanna Sambler (Amsterdam 1867-1943 Linlithgow), who was descended from Sir Anthony van Dyck who was court painter to King James I & VI, who united the Scottish and English thrones, and his ill-fated successor King Charles I.

On 13 November 1927, in a civil ceremony at Lwow, Count Roman Dambski of Lubraniec married Princess Paulina Irma Gedroyc (Mostyska 30 Mar 1905 - 04 Feb 1993 Warsaw), first child and heiress of Prince Wladislaw Ignacy Marek Gedroyc (1862-1943 Zubracze), and who became Paulina Dambska.

During World War II, Lieutenant Roman Dambski I of Lubraniec resided at 45 Buckingham Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland, from 1940, when he was posted there with Polish Corps 7 Rifles. As a qualified chemical engineer, he worked at the Paderewski Hospital which was attached to Edinburgh University, and he did returned to Poland in 1947 after it was discovered in 1946 that King Roman's stepmother Princess Paulina Dambska had survived the war after having been officially declared dead in 1940.

Prince Roman I fathered two children by Katherine Mann, namely Ronald Victor Charles (now King Roman) in 1942, and (Princess) Christine Elizabeth Catherine in 1945, and inherited / succeeded as Grand Prince/Grand Duke of Lithuania in 1943 on the death of Grand Prince Wladislaw.

King Roman is an awarded humanitarian and charity founder. He has resided in Darwin, Australia, with his Filipino wife, since 1975. His Imperial Majesty King Roman I, Royal Sovereign of Europa and of Lithuania is formerly of the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy Reserve, now Lord High Marshal of the Royal Defence Force. He is a patented inventor and published writer, and he enjoys annual sea cruises since 2008.

His Imperial Majesty King Roman is Royal Sovereign of Europa (East Europe), Grand Duke of Lithuania since 1967 and by Letters Patent since 12 February 1993, as well as Count of Lubraniec. Around 30 other titles accrue, legally determined and uncontested (see below).

Like King William I of England who reigned from France, and King George I of Great Britain who reigned from Germany, and left the running of their kingdoms to parliament, His Imperial Majesty King Roman currently reigns from Darwin, Australia, and chooses to leave the running of his Realm to respective civil parliaments. 

Royal Flag of the Kingdom of Europa 

His Imperial Majesty King Roman I 

His Imperial Coat of Arms 

The Coat of Arms of the Grand Duchy Lithuania 

Historically there are two Lithuanias, the lesser Lithuania we know  today, and the great Lithuania of 1569, which included the regions of Belarus  and Ukraine when it was inherited by Prince Roman's royal  step-ancestor the newly Grand Prince Gedroyc.
 (Neighbouring Kaliningrad, a separated part of Russia to the west, was known as Little Lithuania.) 

In 1251, Mindaugas, the Grand Duke of Lithuania, became King of Lithuania
He was crowned in 1253 with a crown sent by Pope Innocent IV, and was assassinated 10 years later in 1263. 
In the 14th century, Grand Duke Gediminas (1316-1342) married three times and had 13 children. He made Vilnius his capital in 1322, was proclaimed King of Lithuania in 1341, and died at the siege of Wielowa in 1342 before being crowned. Grand Duke Vytautas - the Great - (1350-1430) had one child to his first of two marriages. He was proclaimed King of Lithuania in January 1429, and died at Trakai in 1430 before a crown arrived from the Holy Roman Emperor. Although Lithuania regards Gediminas and Vytautas as grand dukes only, because they were not actually crowned king, the British succession, for example, has no such qualms. History dictates a king is a king whether crowned or not. 

n 1368 Grand Duke Jogaila of Lithuania married the young Polish King (sic.) Jadwiga (12) and became King of Poland. As with the Polish word for Prince which may also mean Duke, the Polish word for King may also mean Queen, as for Jadwiga. In 1569, Lithuania and Poland were federated by the Union of Lublin. Krakow, in the south of Poland, was the king's capital. The same year, 1569, the last of the royal Lithuanian-Polish bloodline from Jogaila, King Zygmunt II, historically elevated Prince Gedroyc to Grand Prince for (Great) Lithuania by LP Poland 1569. 

From 1572, when King Zygmunt II died, until 1795 when Czarina Catherine (the 
Great) of Russia acquired Lithuania by partition, Poland-Lithuania was ruled by elected kings. However, the royal bloodline Gedroyc continued to be patented for Lithuania through the 19th century, at Vilnius in 1811 and several times at St Petersburg through to 1873.

Recent Hereditary Succession is: 
Grand Prince Tadeusz Gedroyc (1734-1811) who married Anna Towianska;  
Antoni Stanislaw Gedroyc (1755-1830) &  Julijana Miedzichowska;
Ignacy Rafal Antoni Gedroyc (1793-1873) & Elzbieta Dobrzanska; 
Jaroslaw Jan Gedroyc (1832-1912) & Paulina Orda; 
Wladislaw Ignacy Marek Gedroyc (1862-1943) - LP 1873 St Petersburg -
who married Renee, Marquise de Pourbaix, at Horodec in 1904.  

Prince Wladislaw's first child and heir Princess Paulina, Prince Roman's stepmother, was born at Mostyska in 1905. In 1943, Prince Wladislaw Gedroyc (1862-1943) died at Zubracze, from which time the Lithuanian Royal House of Dambski began, passing to Mann in 1967.

* Horodec and Mostyska were in Poland and are now part of Ukraine
Grand Duke Jogaila of Lithuania married King (sic.) Jadwiga of Poland in 1386, and became King Wladislaw II of Poland. In 1569, the last of the Jagiellonian Dynasty, King Zygmunt II, federated Poland and Lithuania at Lublin, and elevated Prince Gedroyc to Grand Prince for Lithuania, which was bigger than Poland at that time and encompassed today's regions of Belarus and Ukraine as well as Lithuania. Gedroyc were princes from the 13th century, and letters patent of acknowledgment include 1811 Vilnius and St Petersburg, and 1873 St Petersburg. King Roman's father married Paulina, first child of (Grand) Prince Wladislaw Ignacy Marek Gedroyc (1862-1943) at Lwow in 1927, and became Prince Roman I. When Wladislaw died in 1943, Prince Roman I (1901-1967) became Grand Prince Roman I. When GP Roman I died in 1967, his first Scottish child, Prince Ronald (now King Roman), inherited title while Lithuania was still under the USSR. King Roman's Genealogy is on the "Royal Contact" page.

His Imperial Majesty King Roman, Royal Sovereign of Europa and Grand Duke of Lithuania, reigns over his Realm from Darwin, Australia, and for the moment leaves running  of constituent nations to their duly elected civil governments and civil  sovereigns.

King Roman is Honorary First Admiral for Lithuania & Ukraine, and Honorary First General for landlocked Belarus. Contrary to views stated elsewhere, Lithuania (and Belarus and Ukraine) is, currently and unusually, a constitutional state with a real monarch awaiting full and proper official acknowledgmentKing Roman formerly served in the Royal Naval Reserve (U.K.) and was the 1st Group Leader of the Port Darwin Sea Scouts & Venturers. He qualified as a Coxswain and Australian Yachting Federation yachting instructor. He served in the Royal Air Force (United Kingdom), in the Citizens Military Forces (Australia) briefly, and was a Patrol Officer/Kiap (like Aussie movie  star Errol Flynn) in Papua New Guinea. The Governor-General will award the Police Overseas Services Medal TPNG in September 2014.

As well as being His Imperial Majesty King Roman the First, Royal Sovereign of Europa, Grand Duke of Lithuania, and Count of Lubraniec Dambski, His Imperial Majesty is also Grand Prince of BelarusUkraine, Livonia, Novgorod, and Vladimir; Prince of Aukstota, Bryansk, Chernikov, Chernobyl, Courland, Galicz, Giedroyc, Grodno, KievKosovoKrvac, MinskMoldova, 
Lvov, MinskMoldova, Novaharodak, Ossetia, Oswiecim/Auschwitz, Palanga, Perjaslavl, Polotsk, Pskov, Ratno, Riazan, Rostov, Samogitia, Santok, Smolensk, Starodub, Trakai, Turau, Tver, and Vitebsk; Emperor and King Elector. 
HiImperial Majesty King Roman, Royal Sovereign of Europa, Grand Duke of Lithuania, wishes to federate Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, and others, in a constitutional royal alliance, to give his peoples back the pride which is their true royal tradition. This is in line with the original desire and intention for Lithuania of the 23 April 1994 LBKS Congress in Vilnius, when King Roman, attending as Count Roman Dambski II, was made a founding senator. 
The new nobility society was called LBKS or Lietuvos Bajoru Karaliskoji Sajunga (Royal Society of Lithuanian Nobility). The LBKS, now called LRUN, had new elections in 1996 since when it apparently lost focus. King Roman seeks full (constitutional) restoration of the Lithuanian Monarchy in order to stir up pride in the people's hearts, increase prosperity, and reduce a suicide rate which is one of the highest in the world. King Roman wishes the same for Belarus, Ukraine, and other territories in his Realm.

When Lithuania was inherited in 1569 from the last Jagiellon king, Lithuania included the regions which are now Belarus and Ukraine. In 1992, the year following their independance from Russia, King Roman visited his step-mother Princess Paulina Dambska (see photo below left) in Bielsko-Biala Poland at her invitation, at which time she requested he restore the family titles. He also visited his father's Royal Tomb at Brama IV in Warsaw (see photo right). It was inscribed Count of Lubraniec Dambski and Grand Prince (/ Grand Duke) of Lithuania. Vilnius genealogist Sigita Gasparaviciene confirmed the princely Gedroyc lineage, and various letters patent including from Vilnius 1811 and St Petersburg 1873. Darwin lawyer Anthony Buckland determined an additional 30 titles which accrue to the current Grand Prince/Grand Duke of Lithuania. The title was granted by King Zygmunt II of Poland in 1569 and primarily means Grand Prince.

 "The good of the people is the highest law" - Cicero

King Roman, Grand Duke, is Royal Sovereign of  Europa, Grand Duke of Lithuania, and reigns from Darwin, Australia, while elected representatives do the everyday running of the countries through their respective parliaments. King Roman looks to full restoration of a constitutional Monarchy, and federation of inherited and accrued territories, whether under his own royal sovereignty or that of one or more of his grantees in a united federation.

Since introduction
 of republican systems in 1991, the new Lithuanian nobility society or LBKS (Lietuvos Bajoru Karaliskoji Sajunga) of around 400 members, of which King Roman was elected a Founding Senator on 23 April 1994 in Vilnius, applauded the reformation of a Grand Duchy in Lithuania, but it left Lithuania's Royal Tradition in limbo after subsequent elections in 1996. 

HIM King Roman not only has the lineage but also the right of adverse possession and, as "pretender"/claimant to rule of the Grand Duchy, is the de facto and de jure monarch of Lithuania, and all lands accruing to the Grand Duchy.

Any country within the Realm of Europa/Lithuania may propose to lead the change to full constitutional monarchy through direct approach to King RomanIf you are able and would like to support and assist King Roman, please use the Royal Contact form page. You will be rewarded according to your generousity.

King Roman seeks wealthy companions to support him, and to enjoy healthy tax breaks! Go to "Be a real Noble" to see what you are supporting.
Brief Bio of King Roman
Supposed son of Charles Avery Mann (1905-1991), King Roman is the biological son of Grand Prince Roman Dambski (1901 Boryslaw - 1967 Gliwice, 1988 Warsaw), and was born March 1942, Edinburgh, Scotland, during World War II
  • He survived Pink Disease while a baby and often suffered bronchial asthma while growing up
  • He was awarded the Duke of Edinburgh Award 1958
  • Graduated Science & Languages from Trinity Academy 1960
  • Patents from the Queen and later Australia for inventions
  • SAC in Royal Air Force (incl. RAF Steamer Point, Aden) 1961-65 - started writing books
  • Emigrated to Melbourne, Australia 1967 Public Works Department (Accounts) 
  • Flight Training at Moorabbin Airport / Singer guitarist on Radio 3DB & GTV9 Melbourne
  • Patrol Officer PNG 1970-1973 - Bodyguard to Prince Philip at Port Moresby Royal Agricultural Show 1972
  • Customs Officer (Preventive) Dover 1974-1975 - Royal Naval Reserve Medic 1974-1975
  • Secular Franciscan Order minister 1975-1986
  • Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department / Department of Law 1976-1986 
  • Resigned to pursue ministry to the poor
  • Commissioner of Oaths (NT) 1979-89
  • Radio Presenter 8Top-FM 1981-86
  • 1st Group Leader Port Darwin Sea Scouts - Yachting Instructor, Coxswain
  • British Guild Drugless Therapy(Life) - Australian Traditional Medicine Society 
  • Australian Society of Authors - Australian Institute of Professional Photography
  • Producers & Directors Guild of Australia - Actors Equity Australia - International Brotherhood of Magicians 
  • Church of the Reconciliation Bishop / Order of St Basil Prior 1986-96
  • Doctor of Naturopathy ND 1988 / Doctor of Divinity DD 1990
  • Founder 1st President Filipino Club Darwin Inc. charity 1990-2013
  • Grand Duke of Lithuania, Count of Lubraniec Dambski, LP 1993
  • Appeared in The Phantom 1996, and Flipper (TV series) 1996
  • Founder Archbishop/President Universal Family Ministry 1996-2006
  • Nominated for Nobel Prize in Physics 1998
  • Founder 1st President NT Filmmakers Association Inc. 2001
  • Founder Royal Lithuanian Order 2004 / Monarch of East Europe 2005
  • Invented Moonship Phoenix 2008
  • Nominated for Australian of the Year 2009
  • The Amazing Adventures of Professor John Hudson (2010) Red Lead Press
  • The Thinking Person's Royal Encyclopedia (2011) Red Lead Press
  • The Casebook of Sir Sherlock Holmes (2012) Barnes & Noble/ Amazon
  • Founded Royal Order of the Amethyst 2013 
  • Founded Royal Defence Force and Royal Order of the Jaguar 2014
  • Lunar Kingdom of Alba - Lunar Empires of Darkside of Moon,  and Ganymede, Callisto, Europa
  • Lord Windermere - Laird of Dunans Castle
  • The H. M. King Roman Star registered
Confirmation from King Augustus III of Poland to ancestor Kazimierz Jozef Count of Lubraniec Dambski  in 1748.
King Roman with Princess Paulina 1992

Arms of three joined trees, origin 11th century, are those of Count Roman Dambski of Lubraniec  now displayed on the road into Lubraniec (photo by King Roman 1992). 

Prince Wladislaw Gedroyc and Princess Renee 

The Royal Tomb of Roman Emil Dambski (Boryslaw 1901-1967 Gliwice, 1988 Warsaw), inscribed Count of Lubraniec and Grand Duke of Lithuania, is at Brama IV in Warsaw. Prince Roman I married Princess Paulina at Lwow in 1927. In 1988, Prince Roman I was moved in procession from Gliwice, to Warsaw. In 1967, his first Scottish child, later to become King Roman, unaware, emigrated to Australia. 

The royal tomb of Prince Wladislaw Ignacy Marek Gedroyc (1862-1943 Zubracze), hereditary Grand Duke of Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, is marked by a plaque which corrected his birth year from 1860 to 1862.
The royal tomb of Princess Renata (Binche 1860-1953 Zubracze?), Marquise of Pourbaix, married Prince Wladislaw Gedroyc in 1904 at Horodec, and gave birth to their heir Princess Paulina the following year.

Nobility heading from the Cathedral to the Town Hall for the  Congress of 23 April 1994, which gathered the aristocracy. Grand Duke Roman II fronts in captain's cap.
H. I. M. King Roman, Grand Duke of Lithuania, fronting the original LBKS Senate on 23 April 1994 in Vilnius, Lithuania, and in photo (above) heading to nobility congress at Town Hall 

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