Just discovered this intresting little nation of Sealand. Apparently it’s founded on an abandoned WW2 anti-air platform, in international waters off the south-east coast of England. The single family that runs the place is headed by Prince Roy Bates and his wife Princess Joan: Also their son is Prince Reagent. Currently it is maintained by representitive caretakers and His Majesty currently lives in Essex. Sealand has it’s own stamps, flag and coinage; and through a visit from a german lawyer/diplomat who tried to say “now look, you can’t go around making your own country” they now have grounds that they really are a country. More info at http://brianakira.wordpress.com/2008/08/29/sealanders-struggle-for-freedom/.