Claimant to British throne dies at 71

If things had gone differently in the 15th century, Michael Abney-Hastings, the 14th Earl of Loudoun, would have been King of England. Instead, he worked as a forklift driver in New South Wales, Australia until his death recently at the age of 71.

Documents found in Rouen Cathedral appear to show that King Edward IV, who ruled from 1461 to 1483, was illegitimate, making his brother George, a direct ancestor of Abney-Hastings, the rightful King of England.