Romana Didulo is a Canadian conspiracy theorist who falsely claims that she is the queen and ruler of Canada. On his instructions, some of his followers have recently attempted to arrest police in southern Ontario.
The plan then was to transform the the police go to the army be tried as war criminals. If found guilty of crimes against humanity, the officers would be executed, according to Didulo. Instead, his supporters were arrested and charged with assaulting police officers.
Nonetheless, Didulo is making progress in replicating his movement in the United States and beyond.
This expansion began in July 2022. As a behavioral scientist and researcher of what is known as the sovereign citizenship movementI have been following Didulo and how she is expanding her reach.
In the United States, the “Kingdom of America” is now ruled by “His Highness King David J Carlson” and his wife “His Highness Lady Sarah MG Carlson”. The couple live in Arizona, but little is known about them.
“King Carlson” claims to be “Commander in chiefof the “Civilian Command of the United States Armed Forces”. He claims to have obtained this position after a failed coup attempt “by the Clinton cartel to overthrow the election of Donald Trump. The army then intervened and ensured that Donald Trump actually took office.
The army would then have shown its gratitude by making him king of America and commander-in-chief. He brings no evidence to support his thesis.
If the Carlsons and Didulo were successful, they would install a “benevolent monarchy” under natural law or the law of God. Didulo’s 79 royal decrees would become law. As “civilian white hats” (a QAnon reference to freedom fighters), people would become “sovereign free beings,” guided by “sovereign principles.”
They want to create “a secondary government for if and when other governments fall or fail”. Their monarchical system would eliminate politics seen as divisive and a tool used by the “evil cabal” to “brainwash humanity”.
They are currently recruiting volunteers for leadership positions in all 50 states. To date, they have identified “ministers” for 30 states. These ministers are encouraged to build a clientele and create their own security teams. King Carlson also appointed a “National Global Intelligence Minister, US Navy”, a “Minister of Global Affairs” and a “Realm of America Advisory Minister, US Army”.
As part of Carlson-Didulo’s outreach efforts, they reached out to officials. They wrote letters to Florida attorney generalMiami-Dade County officials, City of Miami officials, veterans groups, and high-profile Republicans through the social media website, Truth Social.
They write that the movement “is being brought to the attention of the world, [and] the Kingdom of America will be the mirror of her royal majesty Queen Romana.
Interestingly, a rift between King David and Queen Romana emerged. Despite her claim that she is the queen, he does not yet consider it as such (he says she is a candidate and in the running). Carlson also believes that the decrees of Didulo are not laws, but he aims to implement them.
The most notable decrees erase all debts, make electricity free, abolish income tax and make water bills illegal. Didulo’s supporters have reacted by not paying their bills and are starting to lose their properties and homes.
His edicts cause tangible harm to his followers. If his movement gains traction in the United States and other countries, we can expect similar results.
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Beyond the leaders that Didulo has appointed in the United States, leaders have also been appointed for AustraliaNew Zealand, Austria, Germany, England, Vietnam, Switzerland, Hungary and the German state of Bavaria.
Didulo announced that a woman named Helen Edwards is now “Queen, Commander-in-Chief and President” from Australia and New Zealand. Edwards was chosen by Didulo because she was “familiar with her work more than anyone” and for her fight against the “deep state cabal”.
Edwards has since launched his own page on the Telegram messaging app to communicate with his subjects.
She states in her personal biography that she previously worked as a public interest officer, cybercrime analyst, justice advocate and humanitarian. Following in Didulo’s footsteps, she too sees herself as a benevolent leader.
The new leader of Germany and Austria is “Her Royal Majesty Queen Regina”. “Her Royal Majesty Queen Xuyen Nguyen” will lead Vietnam, and “Her Royal Majesty Queen Meryl” has been asked to lead Switzerland.
Five leaders of Britain’s “Natural Law Kingdom” have publicly discussed their plans to parallel Didulo’s ideology in their respective towns. They talked about their decision to stop paying their bills, expecting not to lose their home. One of the leaders, mimicking Didulo’s journey in an RV, said she would also move around to greet people.
Didulo and his people seek to replace legitimate governments throughout North America through their movement. His claims are numerous, outrageous and all without proof.
She claims to be a reptilian shapeshifter which can become invisible at any time. She claims to have healing chambers aboard her many starships, with the power to cure any disease and only available to her believers.
Many of his edicts prescribe the death penalty. She advocated hanging people upside down from helicopters and leaving them to die in crocodile-infested waters.
His claims, while ridiculous and seemingly baseless, led directly to the alleged assault on Canadian police officers.
She may be laughable but she is certainly not harmless, and the global expansion of her movement should be taken seriously by the authorities.