Meet Allan: The American Who Claims He Is The Rightful King Of England

He plans to overthrow Prince Charles as heir to the throne

Well you can't fault him for ambition.

Mr Allan V. Evans, of Colorado, USA, claims to be the rightful King of England and is launching a bid to "further pursue an injustice of history by claiming by right the Throne".

The American means business, and even took out an ad in The Times to outline his (rather lengthy) bid for his "royal historical estate" in just thirty days' time.

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He claims that his right to the Throne is through an obscure ancestral link - making him a descendant of a royal welsh line form the 3rd century.

But the Queen needn't worry just yet, as he said he would not take the throne until she dies out of the "deepest of respect".

While we can't help thinking someone has been taking their family tree a little too seriously, it turns out this might not be the first time someone called Allan V. Evans has made an unusual claim.

In 2012, a man going by the same name from Colorado also made an attempt to claim 400 acres of land in Georgia claiming his ancestors had owned the land, so chances are the guy has previous with this kind of thing.

So don't go getting your hopes up about King Allan just yet.