WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — Move over, Queen Elizabeth II, you've got some competition for the throne from a Colorado man.
England's longest-reigning monarch may have seen an ad in England's The Times, one of Europe's largest papers, taken out by a Wheat Ridge, Colorado man.
Allan V. Evans claims in the "public notices" section that he is a royal descendant of a Welsh bloodline ranging back to the 3rd Century.
Evans claims to be a descendant of Cunedda Wledig, who was an important figure in the founding of the Kingdom of Wales. He also claims that since his family came to America, he has been in an unbroken line of primogeniture.
The advertisement served as "legal notice" to all Britons, Welshman, Scots, Manx and other interested parties, he wrote.
"And shall further pursue an injustice of history by claiming by right the Throne and Sovereign Crown of Great Britain at Westminster, upon whence the sad future death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as he will not out of greatest and most deepest respect depose her in life for the great service and selfless sacrifice that she and her husband HRH Prince Philip has rendered to this great nation," Evans wrote.
In 30 days, Evans said he will claim his historic estate, which encompasses 17 estates throughout the country.
An American has taken out a big ad in the Times to say he's the rightful king & intends to seize power. pic.twitter.com/ba1iQUyGer
— DavidMapstone (@DavidMapstone) March 1, 2017
Appropriately, "His Majesty" Evans has declined all opportunities to speak to the press until all legal matters are settled.
It's unclear if Evans has applied his claim to the United Kingdom's legal department as of yet. When he does, a court case in Georgia might jump out.
According to a media outlet in Twiggs County, Georgia, Evans put forward a claim in 2012 that he owned 35 homes, a church and a shooting range.
13WMAZ reported in 2012 that Evans represented himself and asserted his family ancestry entitled him to ownership of the land.
The Georgia Supreme Court a year later unanimously upheld a lower court's decision against Evans, allowing homeowners in Georgia to put the matter to rest.
It appears Evans has stayed out of the news since that court defeat.
This photo is courtesy of 13WMAZ. Clicking on the photo will take you to a story on Allan V. Evans' defeat in Georgia Court. Evans is pictured in the red shirt.
Denver7 has requested an interview with Evans and will post updates if the request is answered.