Welcome to the official website of His Imperial Majesty King Roman the First, Royal Sovereign of East Europe, Grand Duke of Lithuania, and Count of Lubraniec Dambski.
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 George Alphonse Henri Waersegers (Brussels 1857-1932 Linlithgow), her mother Henriette Josephine Joanna Sambler (Amsterdam 1867-1943 Linlithgow) a descendant of Sir Anthony van Dyck, court painter to King James I, who united the Scottish and English thrones, and his ill-fated successor King Charles I.
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.
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 was stationed at the Paderewski Hospital attached to Edinburgh University, and did not return to Poland until 1947 - in 1946 King Roman's stepmother Princess Paulina Dambska (born Gedroyc) was surprisingly discovered to have survived the war after having been officially declared dead in 1940.
Prince Roman I fathered two children by Katherine Mann, namely Ronald Victor Charles (King Roman) in 1942 and (Princess) Christine Elizabeth Catherine in 1945, and succeeded as Grand Duke of Lithuania in 1943 on the death of Prince Wladislaw.
King Roman is an awarded humanitarian and charity founder. He has resided in Darwin, Australia, with his Filipino wife, since 1975. He is an inventor and writer, and enjoys annual SeaCruises since 2008.
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, legally determined and uncontested.
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, Royal Sovereign of East Europe, Grand Duke of Lithuania, currently reigns from Darwin, Australia, and chooses to leave the running of his Realm to respective civil parliaments.
King Roman's titles are inherited and therefore exist independant of any external recognition.
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, & Count of Lubraniec Dambski; His Imperial Majesty is also Grand Prince/Grand Duke of Belarus, Ukraine, Livonia, Novgorod, & Vladimir; Prince/Duke of Aukstota, Bryansk, Chernikov, Chernobyl, Courland, Galicz, Giedroyc, Grodno, Kiev, Kosovo, Krvac, Lvov, Minsk, Moldova, Novaharodak, Ossetia, Oswiecim, Palanga, Perjaslavl, Polotsk, Pskov, Ratno, Riazan, Rostov, Santok, Smolensk, Starodub, Trakai, Turau, Tver, and Vitebsk; Emperor and King Elector.
Reigning from Darwin, Australia, since 1993.
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 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 of Lubraniec Dambski, was made a founding senator.
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2. Bring help to those who are destitute, starving and homeless throughout the world through established and new charities;
3. Realise his Moonship Phoenix to revolutionize an environment-friendly future of economic, comfortable space travel;
Grand Duke Jogaila of Lithuania married Queen 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.
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 duly elected civil governments and civil sovereigns.
H. I. M. 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 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 served in the Royal Air Force (United Kingdom), briefly in the Citizens Military Forces (Australia), and was a Patrol Officer/Kiap (like Aussie movie star Errol Flynn) in Papua New Guinea.
The Royal & Imperial Inheritance
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 stepmother Princess Paulina Dambska (see photo below right) in Bielsko-Biala Poland at her invitation, at which time she asked him to restore the family titles. He also visited his father's Royal Tomb at Brama IV in Warsaw (see photo). It was inscribed Count of Lubraniec Dambski and Grand Prince (or Grand Duke) of Lithuania. Vilnius genealogist Sigita Gasparaviciene confirmed the Gedroyc lineage and letters patent including from Vilnius 1811 and St Petersburg 1873. Darwin lawyer Anthony Buckland determined an additional 30 titles which accrued 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 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 territories, 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.
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By the accepted legal principle "silence signifies assent" the governments of Lithuania, and also the Lithuanian Nobility Society, have continued to recognize and acknowledge by default, and without demur, the Royal Rank and Sovereign Status of Grand Duke Roman II since 1967, later patented in February 1993, King in May 2005, and self-crowned (following royal precedents, including that of Napoleon Bonaparte who crowned himself Emperor of France) in July 2010
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