Wednesday 23 May 2018

Man held in Las Vegas claiming royal title appears in court

Alexander Montagu-Manchester has appeared in court (Clark County Detention Centre via AP)
Alexander Montagu-Manchester has appeared in court (Clark County Detention Centre via AP)

An Australian man who claims to hold a British royal title has been ordered by a judge to remain in jail in Las Vegas pending the resolution of multiple charges.

Alexander Montagu-Manchester said nothing as he appeared in court in shackles.

Court-appointed defence lawyer Justin Glasgow said he had not asked his client about his lineage. No plea was entered for Montagu-Manchester at the hearing.

Police said the 53-year-old identified himself as Britain's 13th Duke of Manchester. That is a title dating back 950 years.

Montagu-Manchester was released on bail in July after he was arrested on a home break-in burglary charge.

He was jailed again on August 12 following his arrest on another charge.

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