His Imperial Majesty King Roman the First


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"Only genuine people are worthy of nobility" (KR)

H. M. King Roman, Royal Sovereign of East Europe, 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) - with given names 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) 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 married in a civil ceremony Princess Paulina Irma (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 (now King Roman) in 1942 and (Princess) Christine Elizabeth Catherine in 1945, and inherited / 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 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. 

Most of King Roman's titles are inherited and therefore exist 
independant of any external recognition, while others of his titles are legally accrued, 
Your enquiry is welcome.


His Imperial Majesty King Roman Royal Sovereign. Formerly of Royal Air Force, and Royal Navy Reserve. Also 1st Group Leader of the Port Darwin Sea Scouts & Venturers. Honorary First Admiral of Lithuania and Ukraine. 


The Royal Arms below are the Arms of His Imperial Majesty King Roman, showing 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  Quests

1.       Construct Moonship Phoenix  to revolutionize an environment-friendly future of economic, comfortable space travel;

2.       Bring help to those who are destitute, starving and homeless throughout the world through established and new charities;

3.       Professionally produce Feature Movies from published novellas, e.g Moon Shock, in which Moonship Phoenix is introduced, and new notions about our Moon (now begun to be proven, e.g. caves) are proposed; 

4.       Restore Monarchy (constitutional) to Lithuania and East Europe for increased pride, prosperity and cooperation. 

King Roman seeks a wealthy companion or companions to support him in any or all of these noble and worthy quests, and to enjoy healthy tax breaks!

Accession Brief 

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. When GP Roman I died in 1967, his first Scottish child, Ronald (now King Roman), inherited title while Lithuania was still under Russia.

       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. 

Lithuanian Nobility Society

King Roman, Grand Duke of Lithuania and Count of Lubraniec, attended a nobility congress in Vilnius on 23 April 1994, at the invitation of the convenor Chevalier Jonas Stankus to Count Roman Dambski II. 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 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, 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.
H. I. M. King Roman

His Imperial Majesty King Roman, Royal Sovereign of East Europe and Grand Duke of Lithuania, reigns over his Realm from Darwin, Australia, and for the moment 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   qualified as a 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.

If you know King Roman from any of the above, 
he invites you to say hello.

 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 step-mother Princess Paulina Dambska (see photo below right) 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 (or Grand Duke) of Lithuania. Vilnius genealogist Sigita Gasparaviciene confirmed the princely 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.  

Lithuanian Government

"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 look 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 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 wishes 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 according to your generousity.

The Royal Rank and Sovereign Status of Grand Duke Roman II was inherited in 1967, patented in February 1993, and he is imperial King from May 2005 self-crowned  - following royal precedents including that of Napoleon Bonaparte who crowned himself Emperor of France in July 2010. 
Your enquiry is welcome. 

Brief History of Lithuanian Succession
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-ancestry the Princes 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.

In 1386 Grand Duke Jogaila of Lithuania married the young Polish 
King (sic.) Jadwiga 
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 above. 

In 1569, Lithuania and Poland were federated by the Union of Lublin. Krakow, in 
the south of Poland, was at this time 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. Gedroyc is a princely bloodline whose inheritance is patented from 13th-20th century. 

From 1572, when King Zygmunt II died, until 1795 when Czarina Catherine the 
Great of Russia took Lithuania, 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; through Antoni 
Stanislaw Gedroyc (1755-1830) and Julijana Miedzichowska; Ignacy Rafal Antoni Gedroyc (1793-1873) and Elzbieta Dobrzanska; Jaroslaw Jan Gedroyc (1832-1912) and Paulina Orda - LP 1873 St Petersburg; to Wladislaw Ignacy Marek Gedroyc (1862-1943), 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.

Brief Biography of King Roman

  • Born supposed son of Charles Avery Mann (1905-1991), King Roman is actually biological son of Prince Roman Dambski (1901-1967) and was born on 7th March 1942, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • He survived Pink Disease while a baby and often suffered broncial asthma while growing up

  • He won the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award - 1958
  • Graduated Science & Languages (incl. Latin) from Trinity Academy - 1960

  • SAC in Royal Air Force (incl. RAF Steamer Point, Aden) - 5 years

  • Emigrated to Melbourne, Australia - 1967

  • Public Works Department (Accounts) / Flight Training at Moorabbin Airport / Singer guitarist on Radio 3DB & GTV9

  • Patrol Officer PNG - 3 years (see photo opposite)
  • Bodyguard to Prince Philip at Port Moresby Royal Agricultural Show 1972

  • Customs Officer (Preventive) Dover / Royal Naval Reserve Medic - 1974-5

  • Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department / Department of Law - 11 years
  • Retired to pursue ministry to the poor -1986

  • Radio Presenter 8Top-FM - 6 yrs
  • 1st Group Leader Port Darwin Sea Scouts - Yachting Instructor, Coxswain

  • Church of the Reconciliation Bishop & Order of St. Basil Prior - 11 years

  • Doctor of Naturopathy - 1988 / Doctor of Divinity - 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 - 10 years - 1996

  • Nominated for Nobel Prize in Physics - 1998

  • Founder 1st President NT Filmmakers Association Inc. - 2001

  • Founded 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


Grand Prince Roman I Dambski 1942

Prince Roman I's WWII War & Peace Medals


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Confirmation from King Augustus III of Poland to ancestor Kazimierz Jozef Count of Lubraniec Dambski  in 1748.
Arms above of three joined trees are those of Count Roman Dambski of Lubraniec and are displayed on the road into Lubraniec (photo taken by King Roman in 1992).
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.
Prince Wladislaw and Princess Renee.
Princess Paulina
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, where he died in 1967, to Warsaw. In 1967, his son, later to become King Roman, unaware, emigrated to Australia.
H. I. M. King Roman, Grand Duke of Lithuania, fronting the original LBKS Senate on 23 April 1994 in Vilnius, Lithuania, and in the photo (below) heading to nobility congress at the Town Hall where the meeting was held.  
Nobility heading from the Cathedral to the Town Hall for the  Congress of 23 April 1994, which gathered the aristocracy. 

 Recent Unrest in Ukraine and Moldova

Russian pretentions to Crimea, an area of southern Ukraine, and Transnistria's desire to break away from Moldova, are perhaps unfortunate. However, these recent happenings in two of His Majesty's inheritances affect neither his heredity nor royal sovereign authority in either. 

His Imperial Majesty urges both Ukraine and Moldova to restraint and patience in order to allow the International community to bring Russia into line through ostracization and sanctions where necessary and thereby to restore the status quo in Moldova and possibly a settlement in Ukraine such as exists between France and Monaco - whereby Crimea would have Russian representation on her governing body. 

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