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The man who should have been King: Australian forklift driver that historians said was true heir to British throne dies aged 71

An Australian forklift driver who some historians argued was the true heir to the British throne has died in the small New South Wales town he called home. Mike Hastings, 71, was a real-life aristocrat, born the 14th earl of Loudoun, who moved to Australia in 1960 in search of adventure.

He made international headlines in 2004 when a Channel Four documentary team conducted extensive research into the monarchy and concluded his ancestors were cheated out of the crown in the 15th century. for more click here

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