Yeah, OLD!!! LOL!
Princess's 'son' court bid fails
Robert Brown claims Princess Margaret was forced to hand him over
A man who claims to be the illegitimate son of the late Princess Margaret has failed in his court bid to access her will and that of the Queen Mother. Robert Brown, a 52-year-old accountant from Jersey, had been seeking a High Court order to unseal both wills.
But Sir Mark Potter, the president of the Family Division, ruled the claim should be struck out as "vexatious".
But Mr Brown insisted he would appeal against the decision, adding: "In due course I hope to be vindicated."
Sir Mark said Mr Brown's bid was made "solely for the purpose of seeking to establish an imaginary and baseless claim.
"It seems from his own evidence that the origins of his assertion lie in thoughts, emotions and fantasies which have afflicted him comparatively recently in later life."
In a statement, Mr Brown said that he would apply for permission to appeal.
He added: "The president did accept that my claim was brought in good faith and that I have a genuine belief that I may be the child of Princess Margaret.
"My intention had never been to embarrass the Queen or other members of the Royal Family and I had long sought a response to my questions in private.
Frank Hinks QC, representing the executors of both estates, had previously argued that Mr Brown's claim was "scandalous" and founded on "an insane delusion".
However, Geoffrey Robertson QC, representing Mr Brown, said his client was "a perfectly rational man who seeks peace of mind".
Mr Brown was seeking peace of mind, his barrister said.
Princess Margaret died in 2002 aged 71.
Mr Brown believes he is her son and 12th in line to the throne.
Although he was born on 5 January 1955 in Nairobi, Kenya, his birth was not registered until 2 February and the birth certificate gives the date of 4 June 1955.
His parents are registered as Cynthia and Douglas Brown.
Cynthia Brown was a model who worked for Hardy Amies - a favoured designer of the princess.
Research carried out by Mr Brown has convinced him the princess was forced to give up her "secret" son and he claims a mystery Privy Council meeting on the day he was born will back up his claim.
The wills of senior royals have been officially sealed since 1911.
Mr Brown claimed a public right to unseal both wills, having earlier failed to establish any private right to do so.
His solicitor, Amber Melville-Brown, said: "In an age when transparency for those in positions of power and privilege is paramount, it is incongruous that these royal wills, and the reasons for their closure, should remain closed to public scrutiny."
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This bloke is a loon!
"He is attempting to gain access to the last will and testament of both Britain's Queen Mother and Princess Margaret. Brown believes their wills may contain evidence to support his claim.His only evidence so far appears to be a memory of meeting the princess when he was a child and comments referring to his legitimacy made by relatives.
Brown was born in Kenya on January 5, 1955, and is convinced Margaret was his mother despite the fact that she was in Norfolk, not Nairobi, at the time of his birth.
He believes he was adopted and both his parents, society model Cynthia Brown and his father Douglas, who was posted to Kenya with the Army, are now dead, as are the princess and Group Capt Townsend."
Kenya Native Claims He's Princess Margaret's Son
My dad calls me "little princess" so does that mean I'm related to royalty? I DEMAND to know!!!!
Yeah, OLD!!! LOL!
Hey, stranger things have been known to happen.
You'll always be Princess Novice to us.
Into the sunrise. The sunset is sad to me….it only means the night is coming.
*gives stately wave* Why, Thank You Sweetpea.....
Oooh this bloke is about to be interviewed on BBC Radio 4 (its news time!); but someone has been quoted as saying that the case was "vexatious"..... & without any merit.
I really think that ANY illegitimate child of Royalty would have a very generous trust fund / pay off to keep their mouths shut! I doubt that this guy is related and the Welsh one that Fab mentioned, appears to have been born the day before Princess Margaret had a royal public appearance in Swansea.... I guess if it had been the day after it would have been more of a negative (due to 9 mths baby-belly to hide!).
Apparently there were 27 people claiming to be royal kids within one year (I didn't catch with one - 2006 I think)
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