Government of the

Principality of Hutt River

Royal Rhetoric Archive 2013
  H.R.H. Prince Leonard  
  Sovereign of the Principality of Hutt River and all its Territories.
Protector of the Legends of the Nunda People,
Commander in Chief Royal Hutt River Defence Forces,
Royal Protector of
The Most Noble and Most Worthy Sovereign Order of The Crusaders Cross of Jerusalem,
Grand Officier du Noble Ordre de Chevalrie et Religieux de la Couronne d'Epines.
Grand Collar de l'ordre Souverain  Militaire Teutonic et de l'ordre Chevalresque de la Sainte-Croix de Jerusalem.

Cabildo de Cavalleros Cubicularios De San Ildefonso.
Grand Collar of the Ordem General Abreu e Lima.

 Kentucky Colonel,
Founder & Trustee of the Royal College of Advanced Research.
Patron & Honorary Commissioner in Chief of the Legion of Frontiersmen, Independent Command, Canada.
Patron of the "Royal Enfield Club of Australia Inc."
  December 2013  



15th December 2013

Greetings to you all!

Christmas is almost upon us in a year that has flown by so quickly. A year with many ups and downs though one which I will remember more for its downs given the loss of my wife of 66+ years Princess Shirley in July. November 23rd saw us celebrate the Life of Princess Shirley with ceremonies and displays, the unveiling of plaques and monuments in the Principality, the day that the Chapel of Nain was also dedicated to my late wife and renamed "HRH Princess Shirley's Chapel of Nain". Thank you to all of those who travelled to attend the day with us, to Celebrate the Life of Princess Shirley. I and the entire family certainly appreciated the show of support and remembrance given by so many people on November 23rd.

The holiday season is almost upon us and I, along with all here in the PHR, take this opportunity to wish you all Seasons Greetings and all the very best for the New Year. Stay safe through the holiday period and give special care whilst travelling on the roads.

The Principality will as usual reduce down to a skeleton staff as we try to let all get a break for a few weeks over the holiday period so that staff may spend some quality time with family and friends; From December 21 until Jan 06 we may not be able to attend to all enquiries, but a skeleton crew will still monitor emails and will be able to offer assistance, even be it a little slower than usual, to all urgent communications. All other emails/matters will be logged and attended to as soon as all return to their stations.

Our borders will be closed for the only time of the year on December 25 & 26 to allow us all to spend quality time together as a family. They re-open again December 27 to receive visitors as usual between the hours of 9am and 3.30pm.

Thank you for all the support throughout 2013, once again a very large thankyou for the outpouring of support following the loss of Princess Shirley, it would have humbled her to see such support. A special thank you to our many Representatives around the globe for helping us advance the Principality forward for yet another year and we look forward to the challenges that will come with 2014.


  October 2013  

27th October 2013

Greetings to you all!

Firstly, thank you all for the kind and supportive messages of condolence that we have received in the post and electronically from so many people world-wide. Such messages do in fact help in coping with such a loss and show just how loved and cared about Princess Shirley really was. Today I still feel her loss very strongly though the many things to be attended help to keep the mind active and for the last few months, apart from the normal business of the Principality I have also been looking to and planning for the Final Farewell for Princess Shirley to be held in Nain, as the culmination of our 'Celebration of Life' in remembrance of all that HRH Princess Shirley gave to us in her 84 years on this earth (66+ years with me).

Before providing information regarding the Final Farewell I must mention the 40th anniversary of the Royal Hutt River Postal Service which occurs on the 15th November 2013. The Royal Hutt River Postal Service, Post Office and first Postage stamps issued by us happened on November 15 1973 so Nov 15 2013 will see the 40th Anniversary of this important arm of the PHR Government. A special postage stamp issue has been designed, utilizing the artwork of the very first set of stamps issued in order to mark this occasion. The set of 5 stamps depicting local flora will be released on 15th November 2013 in the Post Office here in Nain. Orders and purchasing may also be conducted through our PHR-OnLine Service which you may visit here:,, PHR-OnLine

It is interesting to note that HRH Princess Shirley gave many hours attending to the general tourists and their mail during the 40 years of the Royal Hutt River Postal Service.
Details of the issue may be found by visiting the comprehensive Postage Stamp Catalogue which details every postal issue (inc ephemera) of the Royal Hutt River Postal Service since and including the first issue on November 15 1973.


'Final Farewell' to HRH Princess Shirley

As mentioned, a 'Final farewell' for my late wife Princess Shirley will be held here in Nain over the full day of Saturday November 23rd 2013.
All are invited to attend and join with myself and family in the 'Celebration of Life' activities planned for this occasion.

  • As part of the day, a special ceremony will be held during which the Chapel of Nain will be dedicated to HRH Princess Shirley, a favourite place to Princess Shirley. The ceremony will include the unveiling of a stone monument to Princess Shirley which will be located to the left of the entry door and the opening of a room in the chapel dedicated to the history and life of HRH Princess Shirley, a room which will see many photo's and information about her life on display for all to see and read. The dedication ceremony will commence at 2pm November 23rd in the Chapel of Nain. 

  • The day will also see the release of my new book “Celebration of Life". This book details much of the life of Princess Shirley and her family and includes the wording of the 'Ceremony of Remembrance and Eulogy' that was given at her funeral service on July 12th 2013.
    Included in this book will also be found my latest science paper ‘Gods Particle 10989’, which I have dedicated to Princess Shirley. I have also included a science paper which I wrote in the 1960's which HRH Princess Shirley saved from a bonfire into which I was throwing my writings out of frustration at the time, it is one of the very many that Princess Shirley had raced around saving without my knowledge in order that they indeed were not lost, she succeeded in saving many at that time. The paper provides my evaluation of the velocity of gravity as well as a few other scientific resolvements. Whilst this book does contain the science paper dedicated to HRH Princess Shirley, much of the book 'Celebration of Life’ is about HRH Princess Shirley herself.

  • On display in the tearooms, all will be invited to view a new display made up of many of the Taiwanese paintings, statues, vases and scrolls which were presented to HRH Prince Leonard by the people of Taiwan & his former Ambassador to Taiwan the late Sir Martin Louey. The collection displayed also includes some very special dresses that the late Sir Martin Louey presented to HRH Princess Shirley, who thought they were too special for her to wear.

  • Bring your own lunch and picnic in the Principality or purchase a lunch whilst here.

  • Following the Ceremony of Dedication in the Chapel of Nain, an afternoon tea will be available at no charge.

This is a very special day to be put aside to remember Princess Shirley.
I wish to invite you all, to join with me and the Royal family for this occasion.
A 'CELEBRATION OF LIFE' to remember my late wife Princess Shirley.
Please come and join us, Saturday, November 23rd 2013 here in the Principality of Hutt River.

As HRH Princess Shirley would undoubtedly like to show her appreciation for those joining us for this occasion, a Red Cross of Hutt badge & a small card will be presented to everyone who attends, as a a token of remembrance.
Princess Shirley was the chair of the RCH, the primary charitable arm of the Principality, the care of others was always on Princess Shirley's mind.

We look forward to seeing you all in Nain on Saturday November 23rd 2013.

My Very Best Wishes and once again, most sincere thanks to you all!




   July 2013  

24th July 2013

Greetings to you all!

This rhetoric I write with a very sad heart, though also one that celebrates the 66+ years that I had with my wife HRH Princess Shirley. On the 7th July 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Shirley, of the Principality of Hutt River, passed away. 

Princess Shirley had been, for many years, very active in receiving both general and special guests and tourists in the Principality.  She had a great friendly & informative manner, easily relating to all.  This was all done by her, in a way, as a show of love and loyalty to the family.
During her lifetime, which was not really an easy life, she raised seven children and as well as looking after them she had a husband to look after... me.  In the main I believe she enjoyed her life, it was certainly very different to the life that most lead and I do know that she was very proud of the fact that she had 20 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.
She gave up her beautiful two storey home in the suburbs of Perth, Western Australia, to stand by her family and husband, when the matters relating to the secession of the lands which then became the Principality of Hutt River became necessary.  During the period of her life in the Principality she witnessed the many attempts by the various Australian Governments to destroy the Principality and its economy; yet despite all Australian Government efforts to destroy the Principality she saw many Australian Prime Ministers come a go, whilst the Principality continued. The records of the Australian Taxation Department, on the 7th July 2013 (date of her passing) and for many years before, state that she was "a non-resident of Australia.  No tax to pay".  This recognition did not come without great stress which was imposed upon her in her 80's by the Australian Taxation Department, which is now purely history.

I greatly feel this loss of her, for we had 66 years of marriage without a cross word and great mutual love and companionship.  The Royal Family all greatly miss her.

I must take this opportunity to thank all those very, very many people who have sent cards and messages of condolence to myself and my family for the loss of Princess Shirley. Those condolences by way of cards and letters in the mail, notices in Australian newspapers, very many emails and of course by the large number of people who attended her memorial service held in Fremantle, the city where she was born, where we met, first worked together and were married, were so many that I cannot possibly respond to them all individually so I must take every public opportunity to thank you all. Your messages have meant much to us all at this time and all will be kept and archived in memory of Princess Shirley.

On the occasion of my approaching birthday, August 27, Royal Hutt River Postal Service will release a special postage stamp to celebrate the life of Princess Shirley and in approx 8 weeks the Royal Hutt River Mint will also celebrate her life by releasing a very special coin in her memory, details on this coin will soon be released and I can already say it will be a first for the Principality Mint.

In several months time there will be an occasion of celebration held in the Principality where a special service for HRH Princess Shirley will be held in the he Chapel of Nain, part of this celebration will see the naming of the Chapel as Princess Shirley Chapel and a memorial to her will be unveiled at that time. Whilst this event is still in the early stages of planning, all should watch our website for news on the postage stamp, the coin and of course the life celebrations that will be held to honour the life of HRH Princess Shirley

My Very Best Wishes and Most Sincere Thanks to you all!



  Final Farewell to HRH Princess Shirley  


   April 2013  

14th April 2013

Greetings to you all!

Once again the time has got away and I find myself about to meet the date of our 43rd Anniversary of Secession on April 21, in fact just a few days away now.

Our thoughts at this time however are not so much with this occasion but rather with my wife Princess Shirley who has been ill for some months now and it is time for me to ask that all may give some of their energy and thoughts towards her and her wellbeing at this time as she fights her condition.
Princess Shirley has just been transported to a major hospital in Perth for further care, treatment and tests and I must offer my sincere thanks to the Dr and staff at Northampton Hospital and to Dr's in Geraldton, Western Australia and staff at St John of God Hospital Geraldton, for their combined care and attention to Princess Shirley over the last few days, care that has finally bought about some diagnosis and treatment of Princess Shirley's condition and allowed for some relief to be achieved at last.
Princess Shirley's immediate quality of life has been improved somewhat due to the care and attention paid to her and now she has been transported to where more facilities and specialist Dr's are available to help her. We trust and hope that all will go well over the next week in particular and that she can return home in the very near future. In the meantime, family in Perth are assisting in her care and providing the support that she most needs at this time. I will be travelling down to be with her in Perth for a few days leaving here on Thursday April 18.
I do thank those in advance who may direct their thoughts to Princess Shirley in order to help bring her the additional strength that is needed.

Here in the Principality the work continues with many visitors being received daily.

Our representatives around the world are busy and thanks to the efforts of many, the cause of the PHR has been greatly advanced on the world's stage.

Princess Shirley and I are extremely pleased with the growth of the newly formed Royal Hutt River Legion (Princess Shirley being the Hon Commander in Chief) and though the growth may be slower than we would have hoped for it is indeed growing and more importantly has already helped very many people in improving their quality of life as well as helped make many people more aware of the problems that many suffer. We again implore you to look towards joining this Arm of the Royal Hutt River Defence Force, an Arm which we believe may well be the world's first Military Arm ever formed as a charitable force, rather than a full-on Defence Force, though it is still very much a member of the RHRDF and has its ceremonial role to play within that group.

In the second half of May the Royal Hutt River Postal Service will be releasing a new set of four stamps commemorating the RHRDF by way of featuring the Cap Badge designs of the four member arms of the Forces, this will be the first time the RHRDF's have been featured on our stamp issues. Watch the website for news of the release and FDC's and MUH/CTO stamps may be ordered/purchased by contacting or over the counter by visiting the Royal Hutt River Post Office here in Nain when visiting.

The Royal College of Advanced Research has, we believe, made a major research achievement in respect of the research into "Natures Universal Law of Construction" and more particularly into the relationship between the Micro Energy/Force to the Macro Constructions.
With one singular mathematical formulae there are a vast amount of details revealed.
An extract from the "Universal Gravity" as a .PDF is being released on this website for the interest of the general public and further advancement by academic research by others.
The Mathematical series of the planet's distances from the Sun, which was done by Titius in 1776 has been used as a basis, though it has been greatly extended.


Given the concerns raised by our Subjects resident in the Commonwealth of Australia I found agreement with many's cause for concern over what are believed to be apparent "illegal borrowings" made by the Commonwealth of Australia, borrowings that have assisted Australia in sinking into the depths of debt to which they now find themselves. Given this, I have written to The Hon. Mark Dreyfus AC, MP Attorney-General and followed up with a letter to Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, raising the concerns and asking confirmation of some matters. I have now ordered copies of those letters to be published so that our Subjects are aware that this Government is indeed raising their concerns with the Australian Government.
The letters may be downloaded and viewed here in .PDF form. VIEW HERE!


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