Welcome to the official website of His Imperial Majesty King Roman who is the Royal Sovereign of East Europe, Grand Duke of Lithuania, as well as Grand Duke / Prince / Duke of around 30 other regions (see below), including Courland (Latvia) and Moldova, all legally advised and long uncontested.
H. M. King Roman, Royal Sovereign of East Europe, Grand Duke of Lithuania, was born at 23 Eildon Street, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland, son of Grand Prince Roman Emil, Count of Lubraniec Dambski (Boryslaw 02 Jul 1901 - 22 Nov 1967 Gliwice, carried in procession to Warsaw in 1988), and Katherine Mann (Linlithgow 21 Nov 1913 - 08 Feb 2011 Torquay).
Katherine Mann's father was Belgian (George Alphonse Henri Waersegers (Bruxelles 1857-1932 Linlithgow), and her mother Dutch (Henriette Josephine Joanna Sambler (Amsterdam 1867-1943 Linlithgow) and descended from Sir Anthony van Dyck, court painter to King Charles I and three other kings of England (Charles II, James 1 and James 2).
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 was stationed at the Paderewski Hospital attached to Edinburgh University, and did not return to Poland until 1947 - King Roman's stepmother Princess Paulina Dambska was surprisingly discovered in 1946 to have survived the war after having been officially declared dead.
On 13 November 1927, Count Roman Dambski of Lubraniec civilly married Princess Paulina (Mostyska 30 Mar 1905 - 04 Feb 1993 Warsaw), first child of Prince Wladislaw Ignacy Marek Gedroyc (1862-1943 Zubracze) at Lwow, and she became Paulina Dambska.
Prince Roman I fathered two children by Katherine Mann, namely Ronald Victor Charles (King Roman) in 1942 and Christine Elizabeth Catherine in 1945, and succeeded as Grand Duke of Lithuania in 1943 on the death of Prince Wladislaw. Note: Princess Paulina was officially dead from 1940-1946.
King Roman is an awarded humanitarian and charity founder. He has resided in Darwin, Australia, with his Filipino wife, since 1975, is an inventor and author, and enjoys annual SeaCruises.
His Imperial Majesty King Roman is Royal Sovereign of 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 legally accrue.
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 kingdom to parliament, His Imperial Majesty King Roman, Royal Sovereign of East Europe, Grand Duke of Lithuania, currently reigns from Darwin, Australia, and leaves the running of his Realm to respective civil parliaments. His titles are independant of external recognition.
His Imperial Majesty King Roman, Royal Sovereign of East Europe, Grand Duke of Lithuania, by his Royal Sovereign rank and status, has legally accrued title to around 30 other countries and towns also (see below), including Courland (now called Latvia) and Moldova.
His Imperial Majesty King Roman, Royal Sovereign of East Europe, Grand Duke of Lithuania, wishes to federate Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, and others, in a constitutional royal alliance, to give their peoples back the pride which is their true royal tradition.
This is also in line with the original desire and intention for Lithuania of the 23 April 1994 LBKS Congress, in Vilnius, when King Roman as Count of Lubraniec Dambski was made a founding senator.
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Other Titles Legally Accrued to His Majesty King Roman
As well as being His Imperial Majesty King Roman of Royal Sovereign East Europe, Grand Duke of Lithuania, and Count
of Lubraniec Dambski; His Imperial Majesty is also the Grand Duke of Belarus, Ukraine, Livonia, Novgorod, and Vladimir; Prince of Courland, Moldova, Kiev, and Minsk; Prince/Duke of Bryansk, Chernobyl, Gedroyc, Grodno, Kosovo, Lvov, Ossetia, Oswiecim, Palanga, Polock, Pskov, Ratno, Rostov, Santok, Smolensk, Starodub, Trakai, Turau, Tver, and Vitebsk; Imperator. Unofficially reigning from Darwin, Australia, since 1993. Earlier King Roman
H. I. M. King Roman
H. I. M. King Roman, Royal Sovereign of East Europe and Grand Duke of Lithuania, reigns over his Realm from Darwin, Australia, and leaves running of constituent countries to their duly elected civil governments and civil sovereigns.
H. I. M. King Roman is honorary First Admiral for Lithuania & Ukraine, and honorary First General for Belarus (which is landlocked).
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 acknowledgment.
King Roman formerly served in the Royal Naval Reserve (U.K.) and was the 1st Group Leader of the Port Darwin Sea Scouts & Venturers. He is a qualified coxswain and Australian Yachting Federation yachting instructor.
He also served in the Royal Air Force (U.K.) and in the Citizens Military Forces (Aust.), and was a Patrol Officer / Kiap in Papua New Guinea.
Brief History of Lithuanian Succession
"The good of the people is the highest law" - Cicero
King Roman, Grand Duke, is Royal Sovereign of East Europe, 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 continues to seek full restoration of a constitutional Monarchy, and federation of inherited and accrued countries, whether under his own royal sovereignty or that of one or more of his grantees.
Since introduction of republican systems in 1991, the new Lithuanian nobility society or LBKS (Lietuvos Bajoru Karaliskoji Sajunga), 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 left Lithuania's Royal Tradition in limbo after subsequent elections in 1996.
Lithuania is currently the spearhead King Roman seeks to use to bring about a restoration of this Royal Tradition and pride throughout his Sovereign Realm. However, any other country within the Realm may propose to lead this change through direct approach to King Roman.
If you are able and would like to generously support and assist King Roman, please use the Contact form page. You will be rewarded proportionally to your generousity.
* By the legal principle of assent by silence, the several governments of Lithuania, and the Lithuanian Nobility Society, have continued to recognize and acknowledge without demurr the Royal Rank and Sovereign Status of Grand Duke Roman II since 1967, patented in February 1993, who became King in May 2005, and crowned himself (according to precedents including Napoleon Bonaparte of France) in July 2010.
"An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lovely way, but in fact it's dead" - Nancy Mitford, Noblesse Oblige, 1956
King Roman, Grand Duke of Lithuania and Count of Lubraniec, attended a nobility congress in Vilnius on 23 April 1994, at the invitation of convenor Chevalier Jonas Stankus.
King Roman gave an exhortation on restoring the Grand Duchy, and received applause from the about 400 nobles attending. King Roman was also elected a Founding Senator of the new nobility society which was called LBKS or Lietuvos Bajoru Karaliskoji Sajunga (Royal Society of Lithuanian Nobility).
The LBKS, now LRUN, had new elections in 1996 since when it apparently lost focus, and is like a chicken running around without its head.
King Roman seeks full (constitutional) restoration of the Lithuanian Monarchy in order to stir up pride in the people's hearts, and reduce a suicide rate which is one of the highest in the world. King Roman wishes the same for Belarus and Ukraine, and other countries in his Realm.
Brief Biography of King Roman
Exec. Officer, HM Customs, 1974
Senior Man, RAF Bridgnorth, 1961
Patrol Officer, Port Moresby, 1972