The man who would be King of Redonda

Former designer Bob Williamson has surfaced, after a long period travelling the high seas, claiming to be King of the Caribbean island of Redonda.

Robert Williamson Design operated from offices in London’s West End for 30 years before Bob bought a yacht and set sail in 1994. Robert the Bald, as he now refers to himself, says he invaded the island, population 60, on 31 May.

He has thrown a 200-mile exclusion zone around the island, declared his girlfriend Liz as Queen Elizabeth, and adopted a letter Q on a yellow background – an internationally recognised sign for quarantine areas – as the kingdom’s flag.

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