The world has one less British eccentric in it now that Roy Bates, who commandeered a former British military outpost in the North Sea nearly fifty years ago and declared it a sovereign nation, passed away last week.

Thankfully the Principality of Sealand will keep going, but the 27 (or 26 after Bates’ passing) claimed residents could always use a hand in keeping their little homeland off the coast of Suffolk afloat. How can you help out? Consider becoming a Lord, Lady, Baron or Baroness.

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