Sealand, an abandoned World War II navy fort located off the coast of south-east England and proclaimed ‘a sovereign nation’ by its inhabitants who claimed it in 1967, has attracted interest from unnamed Arab investors keen to lease its facilities. (Copyright Kim Gilmour)
Prince Michael of Sealand said that the $963m-valued fort was not currently for sale. (Copyright Kim Gilmour)
Access to Sealand is unconventional, to say the least. (Copyright Kim Gilmour)
The former sea fort is located off the coast of Suffolk, England, and can accommodate up to ten people.
Prince Michael became the ruler of Sealand following the death of his father, Paddy Roy Bates, who founded the unrecognised sovereign state. (Copyright Kim Gilmour)
This map shows Sealand’s location in relation to the UK and the rest of western Europe.
Sealand has published its own set of stamps.
And has even minted its own currency.