1. Her website is an rambling, incoherent technicolour disaster that attempts to justify her claims via highly selective misreadings of mediaeval law, a dodgy made-up pedigree, and a couple of degree mill qualificatons. In reality, the lady has no more legitimate a claim to Seborga than I do.
2. The Crackpot Alarm typically goes off when nutters claim descent from ONE extinct royal house. Hedging her bets, Princess Yasmine claims descent from THREE of them PLUS the extant but non-reigning Hohenzollerns. I guess she figures that one can never be too royal.
3. She wears a mean pair of sunnies, and probably holidays on a mega-yacht on the Cote d'Azure and is an expert in the fine art of air-kissing and calling everyone she meets "daaarlink"... but she is also very likely insane.
Quick! Someone arrange a blind date for the princess and Tallini! It's a match made in heaven!
"During the Press conference at Tullamarine, Prince Leonard also elevated his Tasmanian Agent General, “Sir” John Rudge..."
That would be "Sir" John Charlton Rudge, aka the Grand Duke of Avram. I always suspected there was a connection, but could never prove it.
Rudge is another batty fellow with a longstanding interest in self-glorification via adherence to hermetic cabbalistic theology, numerology and all the usual Dan Brown-esque obscurantist poppycock that goes along with it.
Somewhere within the Mudgee region lies another nation with its own flag, coat of arms, parliament, passports, casino and shopping centre.
The Principality of Snake Hill was founded in September 2003 after some then Australian residents decided to secede from the nation on the basis of an ill-fated land and income suit which was going to take away their every last dollar.
Approximately 900 metres above sea level and 1.6 square kilometres in size, the Principality has almost 200 citizens who are formally engaged from around Australia and the world, including a consulate in a suburb of Sydney.
According to Crown Princess Paula, daughter of Head of State Prince Paul and his wife Princess Helena, the nation achieves quite a bit for its size.
“We have acted as a negotiator between two major countries for an oil treaty,” she said.
“We have also been offered nuclear arms by two nations but of course we were never going to accept them.”
The Princess also said the micronation had conducted trade in the past and was looking to expand in the future.
“The Principality is also looking to start exporting wine and honey,” she said.
Operating for just over six years, Snake Hill has had dealings with the United Nations and World Trade Organisation with the Princess also suggesting they are applying for recognition in the sporting world.
“We have a soccer team and have submitted applications to organisations such as the IOC (International Olympic Committee),” she said.
The Principality has certainly not sold themselves short in their Cabinet, with their United States Ambassador and Trade Commissioner being Lee E. Wanta – a man credited with helping bring down the old Soviet Union in 1990.
Whilst the Principality’s constitution is based on the ten commandments, the greater actions are to be dealt with by International Law.
There are also International Laws which outline the criteria to declare a nation’s statehood under the Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States.
The Convention states there must be a permanent population, a defined territory, government and capacity to enter into relations with other states.
“We have pretty much read every International Law textbook ever published,” Princess Paula said.
The Princess also added the choices her family had at the end of the property and income suit.
“The suit case ended with us having two choices, becoming destitute and appealing to the same system we were dudded by or seceding from Australia and keeping what we had,” she said.
The Princess said the principality did not paying Mid-Western Regional Council rates and said when she had contacted the Council there had been confusion because it was the first time they had dealt with a seceded principality.
At time of printing, the Council had not returned the Mudgee Guardian’s calls.
For further information, check the Principality of Snake Hill website: snakehillprincipality.webs.com
One of my friends who came along to the book launch is a lawyer. After I left he got into conversation with one of the Snake Hill people about their case, and as a result he may end up doing some pro bono work for them.
He also said that they have a fundamental misunderstanding of some very basic legal principles.
Sharwan: Hi My grandparents own 18.31 agriculture land in Rajasthan (India), I have declared that an independent country. I want your help for my micronation project,NO Im not asking for money, just ideas and creative help.
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