The International Commission on Nobility and Royalty
FAKE TITLES AND COUNTERFEITS
The Following are Totally Unacceptable. They are Imitations or Counterfeits of What is Real, and therefore Cannot ever be Certified as Genuine or Authentic
No one can just assume a title of nobility, imperial or otherwise, merely because it is vacant or no one is presently using it. Such self-styled, self assuming individuals are imposters. It might help to remember that only a true sovereign, regnant or "de jure," can create, restore or rehabilitate a title or bestow upon a person a real and true knighthood. All honors must spring from a genuine, authentic source or fountain of honor otherwise it must be rejected as worthless pretense. (see "Sovereignty & The Future of Nobility and Royalty")
The selling of so-called royal lines or noble pedigrees by unscrupulous genealogists that have no documentation for their claims immediately raises a red flag. People who do this are usually charlatans and the ancestral lines they sell are nothing more than fantasy cake. The purchase of such deceptions will only bring ultimate disappointment unless it has some basis in fact or actual evidence to back it up.
Any claim of validity whether it be for illustrious ancestors, noble or royal status, knighthood or some other title of high honor that is unsupportable, obviously, cannot be acknowledged as authentic or accurate. Certification of any kind is based on solid, sturdy evidence. If there is no substantiation to back up the claim as genuine, there can be no official recognition given.
(4) Feudal Titles:
The sale of English, Welsh and Irish "feudal" titles created by the United Kingdom in ancient times are illegal by virtue of a lawful and sovereign act of Parliament (both in England and Ireland in the 17th Century) which has been supported by case law ever since. Being legally abolished, these non-entities cannot be certified, because, by sovereign law, in other words, legally and lawfully these titles no longer exist. This law, by the way, has never been rescinded and is still binding. Therefore, to sell them is to sell what does not exist or worthless fakes. This law does not have any impact on titles never created by the United Kingdom, such as, clan titles, nor does it impact titles that are honorific made by Letters Patent from the Crown, by a Summons to be a Member of the House of Lords or by the Chief Herald long ago when their word had the legal weight of public law. However, Scottish Baronies can be legally bought and sold and be recognized by the Lyons Court of Scotland if done right.
(5) Changing One's Name and Adding a Title:
The act of legally changing one's name to add a title by deed poll or some other unscrupulous method does not create a legitimate or authentic title. This is make believe or phony.
(6) Adoptions and Marriages:
Legal adoptions or marriages into a noble or royal German or Austrian family does not give that person a true / authentic title. It is merely a "name change," unless the head of the family, if that person has "de jure" sovereign authority, has officially and openly sanctioned and approved of it.
(7) Buying Land:
Buying a portion of feudal land, rarely, if ever, gives one the right to an ancient title, especially in England or Ireland where feudal titles have been eliminated and are null and void---legally nonentities since the 17th Century. Nor is it an acceptable practice to buy a small portion of shared land (i.e. a square foot as advertised on some websites) in Scotland or somewhere else and expect to legitimately become a Laird or Baron of this land along with hundreds of others. This is obviously a money-making scheme designed to rip people off and is unacceptable and has no validity.
(8) Legalizing a Fantasy:
Neither a legal land registry, land certificate or a statutory declaration with an apostille (a fancy international notarization attached) from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State can make a pretend title somehow valid and legitimate. Yet this kind of nonsense was used and has been advertised as a way to legitimize a title on the internet.
(9) Ecclesiastical Titles and Knighthoods:
Titles or knighthoods created by churches or commoners or ordinary people are not sovereign or noble titles. They are a fabrications or imitations and those who do this are con artists. Unless a title, knighthood or order is created by a "de jure" or reigning sovereign, it must be rejected. (Please note that the Catholic Pope is different from all other ecclesiastical dignitaries. He has internationally recognized sovereignty, recognized by the United Nations over a territory or independent state.)
(10) Titles of Nobility from a Bogus Order of Chivalry:
Another despicable scam that is being perpetuated is obtaining a title from a bogus order of knighthood that possesses neither true knighthood or true sovereignty. Therefore its titles are worthless and without substance. Fake princes can only create falsehoods and illusions or pretense.
(11) Imperial Byzantine Titles and Knighthoods:
Titles from the so-called Byzantine Empire are counterfeit. This is because the last known heir to the Byzantine Throne sold all his Imperial rights to the French crown in 1494. There are over six so-called Imperial Byzantine claimants none of which are authentic. Anyone who has received a title or knighthood from any of these individuals received a fairy tale --- not something genuie or authentic. (See for more information on this: "Sovereignty in the Holy Roman and Byzantine Empires")
(12) Micronations and phony governments in exile:
Imaginary micronations and governments in exile are often created as kingdoms, principalities or dukedoms. They do not have real sovereignty, therefore, their titles are merely fantasy or make believe. True titles are built on what is real.
(13) Legal Gimmicks:
Recently, a new trick or legal gimmick (might be a bribe) has emerge where you can take a vacant, extinct, unused or straight-out phony or fictious title and have a European court recognize that it is your title and thereby, by magic, somehow, it is supposed to make it genuine. This, of course, is a scam—an act of deception and deceit. It is just another fraudulent game being played or used to make a falsehood look like it is real and authentic. It must be remembered that no falsehood can ever be certified as real or be considered legitimate in any way. Bearing such a phony title cannot be anything other than what it is, a fake or counterfeit made to look like it is something honest and unadulterated.
(14) Lord of the Manor sales:
"Lord of the Manor" scams are exceedingly prevalent. There were at one time over 9,000 manors in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland in feudal times. English law recognizes that these titles are lawful property or "incorporeal hereditaments," but since no one seems to own them, myriads of crooks have unlawfully assumed out of the clear blue sky the right to sell them as many as they can for prices as low as $150.00. This is completely bogus. Some admit that their justification for this fabrication or hogwash is that English law states that if you own real or incorporeal property for ten years that your title to it is absolute. But if the seller didn't own it in the first place, then the whole deal is a lie and without any foundation in truth or reality.
(15) Private Titles and Decorations should not be used in Public:
There are real titles, held by "public international persons," --- the true "de jure" sovereigns, and those that hold titles and knighthoods under their authority, and then there are private made-up titles in private organizations of whatever name. Private titles, knighthoods and condecorations received in a club, fraternity, church or other organization are not to be used in public or on the internet unless qualified as private. (See: "Orders of Chivalry") Such made-up titles, knighthoods and condecorations are not genuine and authentic, outside of the organizations that made them, because they have nothing to do with the bona fide and real nobility or royalty of the earth. They are self-styled, fabricated or manufactured fantasy. Therefore can only be used privately.
The point is, anyone can call themselves whatever they want, be that a count or a king, but to do so in public is obviously wrong or dishonest. Such would constitute disinformation and deception. It would be to misrepresent oneself, to impersonate or present a false front. It would be similar to the man who tells everyone he holds a Ph.D. degree in some important subject when the degree was purchased or awarded by a diploma mill --- a fictitious or fake university.
A true royal or noble title, on the other hand, which is based on unquestionable sovereignty, should be used publicly as an extension of one's name. To do otherwise is to risk losing it forever. That is, in order to maintain one's rights and the rights of one's heirs and successors, such titles must be used. This is a well-established principle in international law as the most basic and most required diplomatic protest to keep "de jure" royal, sovereign and noble prerogatives alive. (See: "Sovereignty & The Future of Nobility and Royalty" and "Sovereignty: Questions and Answers")
The point is, "[Both de jure and regnant (or reigning)] princes of sovereign houses are public international persons. . . ." (See: "Dynastic Law") Their titles are public and can be rightfully used anywhere on earth where it is legally and lawfully allowed. Private titles, obviously, should only be used within the context of the private organization that gave it and not on the internet or anywhere else without explaining that they are not genuine or real, but private titles only.
None of the above deceptions or schemes provide what is legitimate. They should be shunned and avoided. It is a underhanded and shady business. Do not get involved in any of the above scams or counterfeits. The International Commission was created to promote only what is actual and true. Everything must be built on solid truth or undeniable evidence that can be confirmed and verified as accurate, authentic and true. Otherwise, it cannot be supported. (See "Title of Nobility Scams")
We encourage you to read and enjoy the articles that follow, which are informative and can deepen one's understanding of the whys and wherefores as well as the true and permanent rights of royalty, nobility and chivalry. The following articles are considered to be especially important and valuable:
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