TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

THE ISLAND-KINGDOM OF REDONDA, IN THE WEST INDIES

To clarify current misconceptions, please take note of the following:

  1. The Island of Redonda, although prior-claimed by Matthew Dowdy Shiell in 1865, was annexed by the British Government and is now in the jurisdiction of Antigua & Barbuda.
  2. The Title of King of Redonda, established by M.D.Shiell in 1865, has survived as Incorporeal Property in Law: all the validated documentary proofs are held by lawyers representing the present sole, true and legitimate owner.
  3. The attached letter, dated 3rd December,1982, (from the Honorary Solicitor- General of the Realm, now Professor of the Law School, Queensland University, Australia) concerning the legal rights of the fourth King, remains valid and unchallenged.
  4. All enquiries concerning the Realm of Redonda and its true Kings should be addressed to The Secretary, The Redondan Foundation, P.O. Box 760, Thurlton, NORWICH, NR14 6TX, U.K.
  5. All enquiries concerning the Literary Estates of Matthew Phipps Shiell, the second King (1865-1947) and Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong, alias John Gawsworth, the third King (1912-1970) should be addressed to The Literary Executor, c/o Paddocks, Day’s Lane, Fontwell, ARUNDEL, West Sussex, BN18 OTA, U.K.

    Issued on behalf of William Leonard Gates, fifth King of Redonda, by The Secretary, The Redondan Foundation, P.O.Box 760, Thurlton, NORWICH, NR14 6TX, U.K. 2nd February, l998.