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The Manor of Freckenham

Royal Audience and Royal Correspondence

The 70th Lord of Freckenham in his professional capacity as the Representative Councillor of the Caribbean ASEAN Council and Executive Director of the Eastern Caribbean-Southeast Asia Chamber was fortunate 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. As an alumnus of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh's Commonwealth Study Conferences, he has also received official correspondences from Her Majesty the Queen, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.

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Diplomatic Appointments

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

 

  • In 2016, he was appointed as the Diplomatic Representative (Honorary Consul General) in the Philippines by the Free Republic of Liberland, a non-U.N. state in Central Europe currently undertaking global recognition through the provisions of the 1933 Montevideo Convention. The country is an observer of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) which include Taiwan and Kosovo among its current and former members. On April 2019, as the mutual recognition with the Republic of Somaliland progresses, he was elevated by the Liberland government to be their Regional Diplomatic Representative (Ambassador-at-Large) for Southeast Asia.

 

  • He has also been appointed as a Royal Ambassador 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 under 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.

Other Royal Correspondence

The 70th Lord of Freckenham has received various correspondence from distinguished royals:

 

  • Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • The Duke of Edinburgh

  • The King of The Netherlands
  • The Queen of Denmark

  • The King and Queen of Spain

  • The King and Queen of Belgium

  • The Hereditary Grand Duke and Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

  • The Prince and Princess of Monaco

  • The Prince of Liechtenstein

  • The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall

  • The Princess Royal

  • The Duke of Kent
  • The Duke of Cambridge
  • The Duke of Sussex
  • The Earl of Wessex
  • The Prince Regent of Liechtenstein
  • The Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein
  • The Crown Princess of Denmark
  • Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran
  • The Duke of Westminster

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, and son of the late Sultan Mohammed Mahakuttah Abdullah Kiram, confirmed through a Royal Warrant the granting of the lifetime tile of "Datu Sadja of Sulu" to the Lord of Freckenham for his official position and service to the Sultanate. Aside from his previous royal appointment as a diplomatic representative of the Sultanate, 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 title of Datu Sadja is comparable to that of European marquess or count.

 

  • The heir presumptive of the former 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 descended from the lineage of Emperor Faustin I, who was the last monarch of Haiti who reigned from 1849 to 1859. 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 honorary 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 in 1951. 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. The Order's current Supreme Commander is Justice Sir Elihu Ybañez, KGCR, Knight Grand Cross and Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals of the 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.