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Sunk Head Fort Explosion 1967

Ten days before the Principality of Sealand was declared independent on the fortress ‘Roughs Tower’, the British government moved aggressively to prevent a repeat situation, and send a clear message to the Bates family. The Royal Navy, along with the Royal Engineers, were tasked with blowing up the Sunk Head Fortress – the only other …

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Princess Joan Commemorative Coin

This is the third official silver commemorative coin issue authorised by Sealand’s Treasury since 2012 and is struck to proof quality by the Tower Mint, UK, at their facilities in London. The memorial coin is designed by Michael Alexander whose obverse design includes a detailed portrait of Princess Joan facing to the left which is …

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50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin

The Treasury of the Principality of Sealand are pleased to announce that we are accepting pre-issue orders for the new commemorative silver coin issued on the occasion of our 50th anniversary of independence. The coin will be struck in sterling silver to proof quality with a mintage of just 300 pieces for worldwide distribution. Each coin …

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50 Years of Independence

The Principality of Sealand is to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of raising its colourful red, white and black flag for the first time. On the 2nd September 1967, the Bates family announced its independence to the world in front of a small group of supporters and the worlds press. Declaring the existence of the new state of …

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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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