Maryland man claims kingship of Isle of Man

David Howe of Frederick, Maryland was recently crowned king of the Isle of Man, a fact that might be surprising to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England. Howe, who became King David of Mann in March, 2007, has filed a claim for the island with the British government.

In 2006, Howe was contacted by a British genealogist informing him that he might have a claim to the throne. He plans to use his new royal status to help raise money for charity.