American Allan V. Evans claims he is the descendant of Cunedda Wledig, a fifth century Welsh leader and is therefore the King of Wales.
Colorado's Allan has taken out an ad in The Times to declare his intentions to be named the King of Wales. But the plot thickens even further, as our Al then wants to then take the crown of HRH Elizabeth II.
Looks like Prince Charles has got a bit of a fight on his hands. I'm not sure how Welsh people are going to feel about that, either.
Who knows? Perhaps they really wouldn't be arsed?
Part of his diatribe reads as this:
"Allan V. Evans... is a direct descendant of an unbroken line of primogeniture line legally documented since the 3rd Century.
"[Cunedda] married the Princess of Powys, whose direct descendant was the Cilman Droed Ddu, being the founder of the 4th Royal Tribe of Wales who was the King of Wales and the King of the Isle of Man.
'Hereby gives legal notice, to all his relatives, Welshman, Scots, Manx, all Britons and any and all interested parties and persons, that in (30) thirty days' time, that the said Allan V. Evans shall claim his royal estate which is a conglomerate of about (17) historic estates..."
Is he just having some kind of joke? It's quite an expensive one, if so.
It actually gets a bit weirder still. He's clearly a fan of Tolkein's Lord of the Rings, referring to Wales as "the Kingdom of Gondor," which I suppose is a bit insulting, seeming as the guardian of Gondor was useless AF and his son, played by top lad Sean Bean, TRIED TO TAKE THE RING! But that's just me...
Allan gives "legal notice" that he's claiming his royal historic estate - which includes 17 bloody massive mansions and shit loads of land. He also wants assets, peerage titles, bearings and Royal Titles.
Credit: The Times
And to top it off, he wants the Royal Title and Crown of Wales.
And he wants the Crown of Elizabeth II when she dies. Not too much to ask for, then?
He's not going to "depose her in life for the great service and selfless sacrifice that she and her husband HRH Prince Philip has rendered to this great nation."
That's nice; he'll wait until she dies until he takes the throne. She's 90 now but I bet she'll outlive her mum who was over 100.
And even peculiarly, he finished with this...
"Lady Britannia who has contributed so much to the culture and history of the world shall be renewed and made great once again; for the legend was not a myth but was indeed true, and more than a mere Tolkien story, that the men of the West are now returning and now is the time of the return of the King."
He won't entertain any questions from the press until the matter is settled, apparently.
Which is funny because we reached out to him, and he actually gave us this quote*: "Yeah it was all for a laugh, really. The Queen's a top Lass, Charles is alright, I suppose, though not as banterous as Harry, who, let's face it, is a right laugh.
"However, seeming as I spent a tonne of money on the advert and some people think I have a legitimate claim, I might just see it through.
"I mean, I've seen Johnny English and that Frenchman nearly made it; maybe I do have a chance?"
*(He did not say this at all).