2013

ok Brits, meet the rightful King (maybe)

Tue Oct 11,11:21 AM ET JERILDERIE, Australia (AFP) - If Australian forklift operator Mike Hastings is, as genealogists contend, the rightful heir to the British throne, then he really needs to brush up on his tea-making skills. ...

"I reckon I might send Lizzie (Queen Elizabeth II) a bill for back rent, the old girl's family have been living in my bloody castle for the last 500 years." ...

Perhaps surprisingly, Hastings is also a committed republican. He took Australian citizenship six months ago and believes the country should ditch its ties to the British monarchy.

"I just think Australia is big enough to stand on its own two feet without having to rely on those old links," he said.

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