Saturday 24 September 2016

Man held in Las Vegas claiming royal title could be jailed for 14 years

Published 29/08/2016 | 19:11

The man who claims a royal title is being held in Las Vegas ahead of facing court
The man who claims a royal title is being held in Las Vegas ahead of facing court

A man who claims a British royal title is in jail in Las Vegas ahead of court hearings on criminal charges that could put him in prison for up to 14 years.

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Alexander Montagu-Manchester, 53, is due in court on Tuesday to face a burglary charge in a break-in at a home in July.

He is also set to appear in court on Wednesday in a separate false police report case that led to his arrest on August 12.

Montagu-Manchester then faces a judge on Thursday over a misdemeanour 2015 driving under the influence of drugs case.

He tells police he is the 13th Duke of Manchester. The title dates back 950 years to the time of William the Conqueror.

Montagu-Manchester is represented by court-appointed public defenders.

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