The answer is yes! In fact the Principality of Hutt River is still going strong having just given out their 2008 Honours Awards.
If you haven’t heard of Prince Leonard and the Principality of Hutt River keep reading because you are in for a treat. His previous name was Leonard George Casley and he was embroiled in a long running dispute with the Government of Westerna Australia over “draconian” wheat quotas in 1969. Casley and his associates resorted to a British Law (the Treason Act 1495) which allowed them to secede and declare their independence from the Commonwealth of Australia.
On the 21st April 1970 to principality of Hutt River was founded. Leonard Casley became “His Royal Highness Prince Leonard I”.
They have a great website which can be found at http://www.principality-hutt-river.com/ and it is really interesting to have a look around.
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