In legal proceedings however he refers to himself as “His royal highness, King of the Whiting Kingdom, Baron of the Whiting region, King Steven I ATF STEVEN JAMES WHITING.” Obviously there are some complicated succession issues in the house of Whiting.
So as not to commit some sort of royal faux pas, I shall adopt the nomenclature suitable to his higher position.
His Majesty commenced proceedings against his wife (Her Maj) and her lawyers after a Meads style experience with the Australian family law system. The drift of his claim is:
"1. Immediate restoration of the children involved to the care of myself.
2. The court to compel the queensland police service and the public prosecutor as representatives of the crown to vigourously and thoroughly investigate the proceedings in the FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT OF AUSTRALIA BRC6180/2012 with intent of criminal prosecution of the court officers involved in the matter if evidence of wrong doing is found.
3. Restoration of 1000 old esk road to my estate with clear alloidal title.
4. For the protection of law to be granted to both the children and myself. I.e The queen to remedy or abdicate as per coronation oath of her office.
5. For Miss Elisha Whiting to be criminally prosecuted for her abuse of myself and the children."
The Court observed that:
 He elected trial by jury. He described himself as I have set out and then said that he was "A self-represented Applicant exhausting his last peaceful avenues, before declaration of war."
His Majesty's claim for compensation was in troy ounces of gold.
The Court struck out the claim as the Queensland Supreme Court has no jurisdiction over family law matters.
Somewhat interestingly, with respect to costs, the Court ordered that:
The defendants seek their costs on an indemnity basis. Given that the plaintiff makes extremely serious allegations against the defendants in a court without any apparent justification which are outside the jurisdiction of this court it is appropriate to order that the plaintiff pay the defendants’ costs of the proceedings on an indemnity basis pursuant to r 171(2) and r 703 of the UCPR.
The reported decision can be found here : http://archive.sclqld.org.au/qjudgment/ ... 14-187.pdf
His Majesty can be found on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/stevenJames.I. ... e_internal
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