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BBC Radio 2 with Vanessa Feltz

Prince Michael visits the BBC Radio studios as the guest speaker on the Vanessa Feltz show. Talking all things Sealand and taking a look back on the exciting past of the Principality. Prince Michael and Vanessa enjoy a chat and a few laughs. If you missed the show, listen to Prince Michael’s interview here.

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Princess Joan of Sealand (02 September 1929 – 10 March 2016)

Joan Bates, aka Princess Joan of Sealand, was born in Aldershot barracks to RSM Royal Artillery, Albert Collins, and his wife, Elizabeth. Widow of Roy Bates, aka Prince Roy of Sealand, she was a natural beauty who lovingly devoted her life to her husband. A former carnival queen and model, Joan led quite a high […]

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Help shape the future of the Principality of Sealand

We are reaching out to supporters for ideas which can help shape and ensure the future of The Principality Of Sealand. Our ultimate goal is to achieve an open, free community to which we are able to welcome like minded supporters from around the world. Services and security for this community will need to be […]

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Principality of Sealand: Holding The Fort

“Holding The Fort” written by Prince Michael of the Principality of Sealand The book uncovers the truth behind Michael’s kidnap by armed terrorists, his family setting up their own island nation, government sieges, top secret government documents and multiple attempts to bring an end to the Sealand dream. The book includes previously unseen photos from […]

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Thank you for your donations

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that has made donations through our site or ordered from our online store. We have been making developments to the Principality, as well as essential maintenance. Using your donations we have recently purchased a new wind turbine and had our original turbine reconditioned too. […]

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Placement of the Fortress

The World War Two Thames Navy forts where the first forts to be set in place in the North Sea, and Sealand at the time known as fort U1 was the very first of them. Designed by Guy Maunsell the fort was put in place on the Rough sands to guard the approaches to the […]

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Please Donate To The Nepalese Disaster Fund

During the Second World War as a young Major in the infantry, Prince Roy commanded a compliment of men in the ‘Eighth India division’ of the British Army. He was immensely proud to have served with the Gurkhas at the battle of Monte Casino, described as the most impregnable fortress in Europe, guarding the gateway […]

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Liberland’s Claim To Independence

Liberland is situated at an unclaimed parcel of land on the western bank of the Danube river between Croatia and Serbia. Liberland’s claim to independence is an interesting one. Such claims of border irregularities that leave territory free from ownership by nearby states are not new. The greatest hurdle for the claimant is being strong […]

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Prince Michaels Book

Well it seems that after years in the writing and hundreds of hours research, my book is going to be available in our online shop early April. It has been fascinating researching it from both sides, especially the early days reading of governments views and concerns, a real eye opener! As a taster you can […]

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Princess Joan of Sealand

With mothers day just around the corner (on this side of the world) my thoughts go to my mother now in her twilight years who stood by my father through all his adventures in pirate radio the Principality of Sealand and many more besides. My father was a rip roaring man who feared no one […]

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HavenCo – Protecting You And Your Family

The Principality of Sealand has always prided itself on promoting the right to freedom. It was Prince Roy’s vision for starting the Principality in the first place. We began to look into issues surrounding Internet privacy after several individuals approached us from around the world; all disheartened by the lack of transparency and accountability around […]

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Congratulations to Prince James and Princess Charley of Sealand

Prince James married his fiancee Charley Holgate on the 6th of September in Essex (UK). Whilst the wedding was originally planned to take place in Sealand, Charleys grandparents would not have been up to the journey, so it was moved to a country house. Prince Liam was best man and Princess Charlotte a bridesmaid. Friends flew in […]

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Prince Roy of Sealand

It seems hard to believe it was a year ago today that my Dad passed away. We shall be raising a glass to him tonight. As a young soldier he was bitten by a snake in Iraq; he attempted to cut out the poison with a razor blade and then drank a bottle of whisky. Everything […]

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A longer stay in the Principality Part 2

“HIGH TIDE AND GREEN GRASS” part 2 After the back-breaking loading of supplies and essentials onto the boat – an unsung and frequently forgotten and vital activity synonymous with the operational success of the Principality – we were soon underway. Once out of harbour limits, the skipper raised the revs to get the ship up […]

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Boyhood memories from the 60s

When I was a boy, my family owned a beach hut at Thorpe Bay in Essex. I remember it was number 4b my father said it was because we were the four Bates’s. We had many happy times there. Down the beach directly in front of it there was a ten foot wide concrete break […]

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Own a Piece of Sealand

We have been asked many times by friends and supporters if they can join us in our great maritime adventure that is the Principality of Sealand .To this end we have decided to sell small plots of our territory to interested parties that we might fund further development of the Principality. We would like to […]

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Sealand Facebook page reaches 50,000 Likes

As the Principality’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/PrincipalityOfSealand) reaches 50,000 followers over the short period of time it has been established, it is amazing to think that some 46 years ago when Sealand first came about it was just a small family and a few close knit friends who were involved. I remember my father sitting myself, my […]

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Prince Michael remembers a close friend of Sealand

Prince Michael remembers a close friend of Sealand… After the German/Dutch invasion of August 1978, when I was held prisoner for several days until being forcibly put on a Dutch trawler and released in Holland, our subsequent counter attack by myself, my father and several fellow Sealanders was Some adrenalin rush! If you have ever […]

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Princess Joan Being Lifted Onto Sealand

Prince Michael recalling an early memory from his time on Sealand… When the press came out to visit they would often charter the local Felixstowe harbour tug “Ocean Cock”. She was a proud old ship and the engineer would take me down into the engine room where  I would stand in awe watching the old […]

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Sealand – A Typical Crew Changeover

Sealand’s David Blizzard  tells the brief story of a typical security personnel crew-change and some of the action needed for it behind-the-scenes. Harwich Ha’Penny Quay, 04.30, Sunday 25th September 2011. The atmosphere is one of intrigue – clearly a lot goes on here, stacks of hustle & bustle; but not at this hour. It’s deathly […]

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SOPA Bill threatens our freedoms

The new SOPA bill is yet another attempt to censor the only true medium for freedom of speech and infringe further on the civil liberties of every individual that uses the internet. SOPA has no respect for local and national laws in various jurisdictions around the world. Coupled with the one sided extradition treaties held by […]

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A message from Prince Michael

I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their interest and support over the years. Please take a moment to share our new website with your friends and family via Facebook Twitter and any other medium available. Our new website with its forum we hope will give everyone interested in the Principality […]

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Our New Website is Online!

Welcome to our updated Official Sealand web site! Please take a moment to browse all of the new features! We have a forum available for Sealand supporters to express their opinions and ideas on anything from the legal/political position of Sealand to what the Sealand community envisages for the future! The Shop has been modernised […]

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