The Prince of Lyonesse is HRH Lothian I, who is also Lord of the Lir & Elder Isles, Head of the Commonwealth, and Defender of the Realm. He was born Mark Thomas Lothian Lane, Lane being his given name to keep his identity a secret until he reached the Age of Ascension on his eighteenth (18) nameday. Angered because of this hidden truth, HRH Lothian I fled in rebellion to both, his lineage and his destiny for a time, joining the United States Army and serving there from 1980 to 1985 in the 2nd Ranger Battalion and the 101st Airborne Division. Returning home, he accepted the fact that his true identity had been hidden from him for his protection and began work on reclaiming that honor for his new emerging Family.
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Following the footsteps of his grandfather on his mother's side, HRH Lothian I became a Freemason and rose upward and onward to become one of the Knights of God, a Knights Templar. At that time, being established in his community and gaining the respect of several "key" Families and followers, plans were put into motion for an ascension and reclaiming of the Throne of Lyonesse.
The Ancient Kingdom of Lyonesse was one made of myth and legend, handed down from generation to generation until it became lost in time and known only to the ancients themselves. It would have to be reborn in that same myth and legend and develop itself into a working, living nation, and one waiting on the true "King" in God Almighty, as a Principality. It would be through God that this new Nation would arise to sustain and regain its dignity and honor for future generations of Lyonians.
On January 1, 2012, the nine (9) Royal Tribes of Lyonesse were established, naming, and cornating their choice as Heir to the Lyonian Throne, HRH Lothian I by the grace of God of Lyonesse, PRINCE, Lord of the Lir & Elder Isles, Head of the Commonwealth, and Defender of the Realm. Further coronations were made to the Seneschals of the remaining eight Royal Tribes and preparations were studied and made for several months until Lyonesse was proclaimed a sovereign state on July 1, 2012, the Most Sovereign Principality of Lyonesse.