The Forgotten King of Scotland

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The King of Scotland ? So who is this forgotten King of ScotlandTo me I always thought it was Idi AminI always remember him calling himself the proclaimed King of Scotland serious funny it all depended who you were personally I thought it was hilariousUganda was a protectorate of the British Empire before becoming independent in 1962 and when Idi Amin took over Uganda in 1971 he was not nostalgic about the country's colonial past. He became fascinated with the history of Scotland which had rebelled against British rule centuries earlier. Amin even went so far as to create a Scottish band sending men to the country to learn the bagpipes and having them dress in kilts and Scottish regalia for official eventsWhen Britain broke off diplomatic ties with the country Amin declared himself Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa and he offered Scotland to take on the role of their king and free them from oppression. Scotland never took him up on his offer and his brutal regime came to an end before the decade ended. Idi Amin fled to Saudi Arabia where he lived in exile until his death in 2003But after Amin who has pronounced himself the rightful heir to the Throne of Scotland The man himself is by his title HRH Prince Michael James Alexander Stewart 7th Count of Albany and by the way that's him up aboveMichel Roger Lafosse (born 21 April 1958 in Watermael-Boitsfort Brussels Belgium)  subsequently known as Michael James Alexander Stewart of Albany and he claims to be a descendant of Charles Edward Stuart better known to you and I as Bonnie Prince Charlie and to be the legitimate Jacobite claimant to the throne of the Kingdom of ScotlandSince 1979 he has referred to himself as "HRH Prince Michael James Alexander Stewart 7th Count of Albany" stating that an ancestor used the title "Count of Albany"Lafosse also says he has the right to other noble titles including Comte de Blois Duc d'Aquitaine and Baron Lafosse de ChatryThe Royal House of Stuart became extinct in the male line with the death in 1807 of Henry Benedict Stuart called "King Henry IX" by the Jacobites who succeeded his elder brother Charles Edward Stuart in 1788Charles was survived only by an illegitimate daughter Charlotte Stuart Duchess of Albany and her own illegitimate son Charles Edward Stuart Count Roehenstart and daughtersThe Jacobite claim to the British throne then passed to members of various continental Catholic dynasties most recently to Franz Duke of Bavaria head of the Wittelsbach dynastyLafosse claims that this history is inaccurate and that the Stuart line did not end with the death of Henry Benedict StuartInstead Lafosse says that Charles Edward Stuart secretly obtained a papal annulment of his marriage to Princess Louise of Stolberg-Gedern and subsequently in a secret ceremony married a woman called Marguerite O'Dea d'Audibert de Lussan Comtesse de MassillanHe says this union produced an heir in 1786 a son Edward James Stuart Count Stuarton Count of Albany from whom he says he is descendedLafosse says he is the son of "HRH Princess Renee Stewart Lady Derneley" and according to Lafosse the senior descendant in the female line of Edward James Stuart and "Gustave Lafosse de Chatry 5th Baron de Chatry". These individuals as well as others are listed in an extensive genealogy presented by Lafosse as evidence that he is descended from the last Stuart King of ScotlandThere is some disagreement over who Lafosse's parents and ancestors were. Lafosse says he was born on 21 April 1958 in the Ville de Bruxelles district and that his parents were Baron Gustave Joseph Fernand Clément Lafosse and Princess Renée Julienne StewartIn 2002 Brussels authorities stated that this certificate is a forgery and that they have a birth certificate showing that Lafosse was born in Brussels on 21 April 1958 in the Watermael-Boitsfort district to Gustave Joseph Clément Fernand Lafosse a shopkeeper and Renée Julienne Dée a business employeeA Book titled The Forgotten Monarchy of Scotland Written by Michel Lafosse  published in Shaftesbury England in 1998The book claims to provide previously unknown accounts of the life of Charles Edward Stuart the last head of the Royal House of Stuart during his exile from BritainLafosse who claims descent from Charles includes within the book various accounts of previously unknown marriages and births within the Royal House of Stuart beginning with the secret annulment of the marriage of Charles Edward Stuart and Princess Louise of Stolberg-Gedern and his subsequent remarriage to Marguerite O'Dea d'Audibert de Lussan Comtesse de MassillanOn 18 June 2006 the Sunday Mail reported that Lafosse was to be deported after having lost British citizenship because it is alleged he submitted a forged birth certificateLater on 23 July 2006 the Sunday Mail reported that in the wake of the publicity surrounding his claims and his loss of British citizenship Lafosse had sold up his house in Edinburgh and returned to Belgium to live with his motherDarn another claim to the Scottish throne has gone who will be next Alex Ferguson or Andy Murray personally I say its me.........One am Scottish and two I fancy living in a Scottish Castle with a humugus Salary paid by the Tax payer........

Piper

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