Audience with The Princess Royal and Letter from the Prince of Wales

The 70th Lord of Freckenham in his professional capacity as the Founding Councillor of the Caribbean ASEAN Council, the Executive Director of the Eastern Caribbean-Southeast Asia Chamber and alumnus of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh's Commonwealth Study Conference was able to have an audience with Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. He was able to meet with Princess Anne at Marlborough House in London and at Wythenshawe in Manchester. He has also received official correpondence from both His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.

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Royal Correspondence

The 70th Lord of Freckenham has received various correspondence from distinguished royals. These include Her Majesty The Queen of the United Kingdom, His Majesty The King of The Netherlands, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge, His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex, His Serene Highness The Prince Regent of Liechtenstein, Her Royal Highness The Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein, Their Royal Highnesses The Hereditary Grand Duke and Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Their Serene Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Monaco and Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

Diplomatic Appointments

The Lord of Freckenham has been appointed as a diplomatic representative of several entities: 

 

  • In 2016, he was appointed as the Honorary Consul-General in the Philippines by the Free Republic of Liberland, a non-UN micro-state in Central Europe currently undertaking global recognition through the provisions of the Montevideo Convention. The country is an observer of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) which include Taiwan and Kosovo among its members. As the mutual recognition process is proceeding well with the Republic of Somaliland, another UNPO member, he was recently tasked by the Liberland government to be their Ambassador-at-Large for Southeast Asia.

 

  • He has also been appointed as Ambassador-at-Large of the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo and as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Royal House of Baloi. Both are traditional Sultanates in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, Southern Philippines, who exercise their de jure rights under international law through the guidance of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Philippine Repubilc Act No. 8371 - The Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act of 1997.

Warrants and Conferment 

The 70th Lord of Freckenham has been conferred and granted the following honours and titles:

 

  • His Majesty Sultan Ampun Muedzul-Lail Tan Kiram, the 35th Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo, eldest son of Sultan Mohammed Mahakuttah Abdullah Kiram and grandson of Sultan Mohammed Esmail Kiram I, confirmed through a Royal Warrant of Admission and granted the lifetime tile of "Datu Sadja of Sulu" to the Lord of Freckenham for his official position and service to the Sultanate. Aside from being an appointed diplomatic representative, the Lord of Freckenham is also the Secretary General of the Royal and Hashemite Order of the Pearl of Sulu, the dynastic order of the Sultanate. Senior nobles who hold the title of Datu Sadja have the style of His Excellency (H.E.) while their spouses hold the title of Dayang and hold the style of Her Excellency (H.E.).

 

  • The heir presumptive of the non-reigning Imperial House of Haiti conferred the title of honour of "Baron de Saint-Lyé" to the Lord of Freckenham. The legitimate claimant, Son Altesse Sérénissime Monseigneur le prince de Saint-Marc, continues the dynastic tradition and has revived the Imperial Orders of Honour. His Serene Highness Rudolph Andries Ulrich Juchter van Bergen Quast, Prince of Saint-Marc, is the current Head of the former imperial house and direct descendant of Emperor Faustin I who reigned from 1849 to 1859 and was the last monarch of Haiti. The Institute de la Maison Imperiale d'Haiti which represents the former imperial family presented the royal brevet to the Lord of Freckenham. The Republic of Haiti currently does not recognize the descendants of the former imperial family but many others including members of the Haitian government support the claim. A detailed historic account and evidence regarding the royal lineage can be obtained from the Institute or the United States Copyright Office under registration number TX-8-570-697. This nobility title holds the corresponding style of "Monsieur le baron de Saint-Lyé".

 

  • His Royal Highness Tuanku Dr. Datu Camad Mangotara Ali, the Prime Minister and Rajah Mandadore of the Royal House of Balo-i has adopted the Lord of Freckenham as a noble son of the Royal House and vested upon him the traditional rank and title of "Datu of Baloi". The House of Baloi is one of the traditional Royal Houses of Lanao, Mindanao, Southern Philippines. It is one of the founding sovereign houses and part of the confederation of Sultanates of Lanao which was established in the 16th century and was never conquered by the Spanish and American colonizers.

 

  • The Lord of Freckenham is a Knight in the Order of the Knights of Rizal, the sole order of knighthood in the Philippines chartered by the government under Republic Act No. 646. He was knighted in an official ceremony held at the Office of the Vice Mayor of Marikina City, Philippines. Recently, he was exalted to the rank of "Knight Commander of Rizal" and honoured as a "Lifetime Member" by the Supreme Council of the Order during the 22nd International Assembly held in Antipolo City, Philippines. Knights of the Order prefix "Sir" to their forenames and add the relevant post-nominal according to their rank while wives of Knights prefix "Lady" to their first names.