Michael Abney-Hastings from Jerilderie is a descendant of the Plantagenet line and could have a claim to the throne. Picture: Matthew Vasilescu Source: HWT Image Library
AUSSIE forklift driver who some historians argued was the true heir to the British throne has died in the NSW rural town he called home.
Mike Hastings, 71, was a real-life aristocrat, born the 14th earl of Loudoun, who moved to Australia in 1960 in search of adventure.
He made international headlines in 2004 when a documentary team from Britain's Channel Four conducted extensive research into the