The Prince of Wales might have some competition for the throne. An American is claiming to be a direct descendent of the royal Welsh bloodline dating back to the 3rd century. Allan Evans from Wheat Ridge, Colorado, has launched his bid for the royal title of king and the royal estate. Evans, however, is kind enough to wait until Her Majesty has died until staking his claim on the throne “out of greatest and most deepest respect,” according to The Sun.
Evans claims to be a descendent of Cunedda – an early Welsh leader in the 5th century, who was, according to legend, sent to the region to stop Irish and Pict invasions. As stated in The Sun, the two-column ad says: “Shall further pursue an injustice of history by claiming by right the Throne and Sovereign Crown of Great Britain at Westminster, upon whence the sad future death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as he will not out of greatest and most deepest respect depose her in life for the great service and selfless sacrifice that she and her husband HRH Prince Philip has rendered to this great nation.”
Evans says that he is a descendant of John Evans Sr of Aberfraw Parish, Anglesey. In the ad, he says, his elleged ancestor “was politically assassinated and the last known King of Wales.”
The ad continues, stating that in thirty days “legal notice”’of his intention to launch a claim to “all said estate lands, assets, peerage titles, armorial bearings, Royal Titles, and the Royal Tithe and Crown of Wales.
“Moreover, that the said Allan V. Evans shall apply to claim his said Royal Estate at the Government Legal Office at 1 Kemble Street in London.
“Take heed and rejoice, all Welshmen, Scots, Manx, all Britons, and all citizens of the great nation called Great Britain, that the light of freedom and egalitarism shall be promoted and promulgated, that democracy and all democratic values will be promoted and that Lady Britannia who has contributed so much to the culture and history of the world shall be renewed and made great once again.
“For the legend was not a myth but was indeed true, and more than a mere Tolkien story, that the men of the West are now returning and now is the time of the return of the King.”
Consequently, the Attorney General’s Office has yet to receive any such claim from Mr Evans. Oddly enough, this isn’t the first incident the excentric American has made such bizarre claims. In 2012, the website 13wmaz.com said that Evans attempted to claim 400 acres of land in Twiggs county, Georgia, USA. He said his ancestors lived there, but he had no evidence to prove it; all relevant records were destroyed in a courthouse fire in 1901.