Government of the

Principality of Hutt River
www.principality-hutt-river.org/gov  
 

                     
  In Memoriam
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Messages of Condolence for:

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HRH Princess Shirley Joy Casley
Dame of the Rose of Sharon
Kentucky Colonel
Patron & Chair of the Board of Directors - Red Cross of Hutt
Patron & Colonel in Chief Royal Hutt River Legion

19 July 1928 -- 07 July 2013
 


           

 

         
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Earl Marshal of the PHR

Chief of the RHR Artillery &
Commander RHR Military College.

CinC and Troop
Legion of Frontieresmen Independent Command Canada.
 
                     
 
PHR High Representative to
Central Europe & Balkans

Director General
PHR Diplomatic Security Force

Lt Commanding
1st Barton Platoon RHRL
 
                     
 

HRH Prince Leonard's
Aide-de-Camp & Family

President of:
Royal Enfield Club of Australia Inc.

Office of the Commander
Royal Hutt River Navy
 
   
 
   
 
 
       

 

             
    Below: E-Mail messages of condolence received    
                       
 

It was with great sadness that Evelyn and I received this news. I obviously knew Princess Shirley was not well but this still can as a shock. 

Please pass on our sincere condolences to Prince Leonard and the rest of the Royal Family and lets them know our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time. 

Regards
The Honourable Sir Jeffrey S Poole KOWL
Councellor on Genealogy and Heraldry to the
PHR Earl Marshal
.
PHR Senior Archivist
 SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 

Your Highness,

It is really the most sad news to hear about the demise of HRH Princess Shirley. Please accept my condolence over her demise. May the Lord give you the strength and patience to bear this shock. Myself and all my family is with you in these moments of sorrow.

Faithfully yours,
Brigadier Dr. S. Hassan Syed Azeemi PI, PhD
(Commander) PHR 1st Elite Parachute Brigade
PHR Hon. Special Envoy to Pakistan
 PAKISTAN

 
   
   
 
Valerie and I were deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Princess Shirley but are glad her end was peaceful and her loved ones were with her.
Our sincere condolences to Prince Leonard and the family.
 
Sincerely,
Sir Michael & Lady Valerie Barnes, K.S.O.L.
Willetton,  WESTERN AUSTRALIA
 

To: HRH Prince Leonard and Family

It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of HRH Princess Shirley.
Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your great loss.

Respectfully yours,
Sir Geoff Kingman-Sugars KOWL., OIOM
PHR Chief Heraldic Advisor
 AUSTRALIA

 
   
   
 

My sincere condolences, to everyone there at Hutt River.

I am sending you all my love from NYC and wish you every strength in getting through this terribly hard time

xoxo

Ms Naomi Brockwell

PHR-USA Media Liaison Officer
New York -  U.S.A.

 

Dear Prince Leonard and Family

Our thoughts are with you during this time.
We are honoured that we had the privilege to meet HRH Princess Shirley before she made her transition back Home.
Love to all and hope to see you all again soon.

Linda, Jason and Keanu

 
   
   
PHR Flag at half-mast in Nain for the passing of
HRH Princess Shirley

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The news of Princess Shirley is extremely sad and caught me by surprise as I had no idea she was sick. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. She was a wonderful woman that I was happy to have had the opportunity to meet in person.  She will be very much missed.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do for the Principality during this difficult time.

Yours truly,
David DiGregorio CIOM
Principal Advisor on Foreign Commerce to the PHR Government
New York -  U.S.A.

 

On behalf of the Royal Enfield Club of Australia, W.A. members, please pass on our condolences to Prince Leonard and family on the passing of Princess Shirley.
Two of us intend to be at the funeral service as representatives of the RECOA and to show respect for our patron, Prince Leonard.


With respect,
Graeme Morrell
Perth,  WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 
   
   
 

To His Royal Highness Prince Leonard.

Please accept my condolences on your loss in the passing of HRH Princess Shirley. While I unfortunately was not able to meet her, I've read much about her, and have heard wonderful things both from people in Hutt River and the many visitors who encountered her and remarked on her amazing hospitality and warmth.

I can't imagine losing a spouse, particularly after being partners with them for so many years. You and your family remain in my thoughts.

I know that you're a very spiritual man, and so I've enclosed my favorite quote, by G. K. Chesterton:

The vault above us is not deaf because the universe is an idiot; the silence is not the heartless silence of an endless and aimless world. Rather the silence around us is a small and pitiful stillness like the prompt stillness in a sick room. We are perhaps permitted tragedy as a sort of merciful comedy: because the frantic energy of divine things would knock us down like a drunken farce. We can take our own tears more lightly than we could take the tremendous levities of the angels. So we sit perhaps in a starry chamber of silence, while the laughter of the heavens is too loud for us to hear.

Sincerely,
Andrew Heaton, MsC
PHR Honorary Special Envoy to New York
New York -  U.S.A.

 
   
   
 

 

To His Highness Prince Leonard

Your Highness
It is with great sadness that I have received the news of the death of H.R.H. Princess Shirley. I remember with what kindness she received us in our visit to Nain a few years back and how attentive she was.
She was a charming and delightful person that was a great asset to Your work in the Principality and she will be greatly missed by all.
I accompany Your Highness and the Royal family in these difficult moments.

My very sincere best wishes
Sir Charles Mundy KRO
 KINGDOM of SPAIN

 

Dear Principality

I was saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved Princess Shirley - although I hadn't had the privilege of meeting her in person I understand that she was pivotal part of every thing you stand for and believe in, in Hutt River - I'm sure her memory will live on with whatever  you have planned to remember her with - and my condolences go out to all of her family and friends - Looking forward to making the journey up to your beautiful Principality in the near future.


Cameron Condie
Leeming
Perth,  W
ESTERN AUSTRALIA
 

 
 
 
 

Prince Leonard, 

May I express my deep condolences to you and your family on your loss.  

With Sympathy,
Wayne T Hart,
Nollamara,
 WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 

To Prince Leonard and families our thoughts are with you at this time in the passing of Princess Shirley. She was such a lovely lady and will be sadly missed by all.

Regards
Trevor & Tracy Mauger and Family
Queensland,  A
USTRALIA

 
 
 
 

Dear Prince Leonard, 

I was shocked and saddened to hear about Princess Shirley. 
Please accept my condolences, she was a lady much loved and admired. 

Yours Sincerely
Hon. Maggie Harding
OIOM
Goolwa Beach -  SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 

Dear Prince Leonard

Your Excellency, I wish to inform:
Mass in Lima by the departure of First Lady of Hutt River today, Sunday July 7 in Lima was performed at 19:00 Hrs. (Peruvian time) a Mass in honour of the First Lady of Hutt River in the Catholic Church Builders.

I want to give my condolences to the family of his Excellency the Prince Leonard. This is a loss for all we identify with the Principality of Hutt River.

May our Lord, bless us all.
Dr. Carlos Neyre Abad, Ph.D.
 PERU

Australian flag at half-mast outside Northampton Shire Council Offices for the passing of
HRH Princess Shirley

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With sadness I have learned of the passing of HRH Princess Shirley. 

I would like to express my sincere condolences to our Sovereign HRH Prince Leonard, our Crown Prince HRH Prince Ian, and the whole family, our dear Princes’ and Duchesses, grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Despite the distance, I am with the royal family to give them warmth, affection and the whole support that I can humbly offer.
Our Princess Shirley is an example of dedication, effort, and perseverance that I will keep always present, and will remember her delicate smile and bright eyes
.
The Casley Family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
 

Princess Shirley, may God welcome you among the angels, like His most precious rose. 

Wishing you peace as you grieve this loss.
David Freixas Montplet
 BELGIUM

 
 
 
 

To HRH Prince Leonard and Families,

Please accept our condolences on the passing of HRH Princess Shirley.
My wife and I visited the Principality last in 1974 and obtained our visas.

With sympathy
Rex and Alma Watson
Orana,   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 

Your Highness Prince Leonard

It is terrible and very sad news about the loss of Princess Shirley, your wife.
I give my deep and sincere condolences to you and all the family of Prince Leonard & Princess Shirley.

Respectfully.
B/G Sir Philippe Michaux KCRO., OIOM., RHRDF
Hon. Special Envoy to France
Brigadier General Royal Hutt River Army
 FRANCE

 
 
 

Shirley Joy Casley -  Late 1940's

HRH Prince Leonard and Family,

Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of your dearest wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
We hold the fondest memories of being graciously entertained by Princess Shirley on our 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Yours Sincerely
Sir John and Lady Mary Singer
Kanahooka, NSW -  AUSTRALIA

 

Dear Prince Leonard and Royal Family 

It was with great sadness that I learned today of the passing of HRH Princess Shirley. 
Deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss. 

Regards
Matt Syme
Collie,  WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 
 
 
 

It is with much sadness that I learned today of the passing of Princess Shirley.
My condolences go out to all the Royal Family for your loss.


Damian Brooke
Market Harborough, Leicestershire,
 UNITED KINGDOM

 

On behalf of Joy, myself and Cristal we wish to offer our sincere condolences to Prince Leonard and the family during this sad time.

Jeffrey M Graham OIOM
Geraldton,  WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 
 
 
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On behalf of the Principality of Hutt River Rally Team, all team members past and present offer their sincere condolences and best wishes to Prince Leonard and the family during this sad occasion.

Jeffrey M Graham OIOM
Coordinator PHR Rally Team
 AUSTRALIA

 

HRH Prince Leonard and family 

It was with great sadness that we heard of the death of you beloved Wife and Mother, Princess Shirley. We wish you all the best and offer our sincere condolences on her passing. Please feel free to call on us if there is anything that we can do to assist in this difficult time. 

I remain, as always, your loyal servant
Sir Robert (Bob) Mulligan KIOM
Rockingham,  WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 
 

Shirley Butler
Wedding Day
19/04/1947
 

HRH Prince Leonard and Family,

I am very sorry to hear about your loss and wish to express my deepest sympathies to you and your family.
HRH Princess Shirley will always be remembered for her care for her family. 
Sincere Condolences from Southern Brazil,

Prof. Lucas Festugato
 BRAZIL

 

Prince Leonard, 

My deepest sympathies to you, your family and the Principality of Hutt River. 

May she rest in peace. 

Best Regards,
Corey VanWormer

 
 

To His Royal Highness Prince Leonard,

Please accept the condolences of my wife Patricia and myself on your loss in the passing of HRH Princess Shirley. Unfortunately we did not have the pleasure of meeting her or yourself but have felt we have known both of you both through our friend David Burkart in Florida who told us of the wonderful things you have done together in the name of your principality.

Loss of one partner is the greatest loss of all, and being married for 66 years are you were is especially hard to accept. My wife and I have been married only 54 years and to lose her would simply be too difficult to imagine.

So although we are strangers in one sense we are together in many other ways.
We shall pray for you and your family and God walk beside you always.

Sincerely,
Dr Deric Bircham
Wairarapa,   NEW ZEALAND

 

HRH Prince Leonard & HRH Princess Shirley

 

HRH Prince Leonard

Sire;
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your dear Wife and partner in life.
We were privileged  to have been able to spend time with her during our visits to PHR.
Our prayers are with you as always, and especially so on this sad occasion.

Your  obedient subjects
Sir Larry Wright KSOL, JP & Lady Rose Wright
 SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 

HRH Prince Leonard and family

It was with much sadness that I learnt of the passing of Princess Shirley.
I had the pleasure of meeting her on each of my trips to the Principality and therefore realise how much her presence will be missed by all.

My condolences to you and your family.

Regards
Hon. Sir Glyndwr Wellington KOWL., CIOM
Bracknell, Berkshire
 UNITED KINGDOM.

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TO HRH PRINCE LEONARD and Family 

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved wife HRH Princess Shirley.
What your good self and Princess Shirley did in 1970 is Legendary.
We will always remember our 3 visits to Hutt River Province and the fascinating conversations we had with you both. 

Thanks
Robert and Linda McNab
Yangebup, 
 WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 

Dear Prince Leonard and Family

I was sadden by the news of the departing of Princess Shirley.
I had the privilege of meeting the Princess 10 years ago and never forgot Her friendliness.
I wish You and the Royal family my sincere condolences.

With deepest Sympathy.
Jon Bidelle
Capel.
  WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 
 
 
 

To our dear friend and Sovereign HRH Prince Leonard and also to all other members of the royal family of the Principality of Hutt River.

It is with teary eyes that I now write to convey to you our deeply heartfelt condolences, to hear of the passing away of our beautiful Princess Shirley has truly been one of the saddest moments of our lives.
Lady Karen and I will forever cherish the happy times that we are so very fortunate to have spent with Princess Shirley during our many visits to your wonderful Principality home.
We thank you all for always making us feel so very welcome out at Hutt River and please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Rest In Peace Princess Shirley.
We will always love you and we will always keep our intensely fond memories of you very close to our hearts.
 
All our love,
Sir Kyle, Lady Karen, Alisha & Joseph
Geraldton,   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 
 
 
 

Our heart felt condolences to you and your family.

As a proud Australian I have always been amazed at what you have achieved. 

Our Best Regards
John and Marianne Reardon
Melbourne. Vic.  AUSTRALIA

 

To the Casley family,

Our deepest sympathy and thoughts to the family since the passing of HRH Princess Shirley.

RIP Princess Shirley.

Robert Jones and family.
Perth, 
 WESTERN AUSTRALIA .


Royal Family Diamond Wedding Anniversary Dinner - 2007
L-R (Rear)
Duchess Kay, Prince Wayne, Duchess Diane, Prince Ian, Prince Richard, Prince Graeme.
L-R (Front)
HRH Princess Shirley,
HRH Prince Leonard
Duchess Sherryl.
 
 

Our deepest sympathies on the passing of HRH Princess Shirley.

Best regards
Garth Freeman
Hervey Bay, Queensland
   AUSTRALIA

 

Dear Prince Leonard and Family,

Our sincerest condolences for the death of Princess Shirley. 
We greatly enjoyed our visit there 6 years ago and hope the Province continues to survive.

Please take care.
Charles and Margaret Leonard
Blue Mountains, NSW.  AUSTRALIA

 
 
 

To all at Hutt River Province........Some years ago my husband and I had the pleasure of being shown around the area by Prince Leonard.......I have the most delightful photos of myself and my husband, with the Prince, and though we saw Princess Shirley we did not have the privilege of meeting her.
We saw the magnificent Chapel. with its beautiful paintings .....bought a Star Chart with the Prince's star marked......posted some cards and generally had a lovely few hours at Hutt River Province.       
I would like to offer my sincere sympathy to you all on the loss of Princess Shirley, and if ever we are in the area in the future we hope to be able to come in again.        

You are in out thoughts at this sad time.
Joan Olivero
 AUSTRALIA

 
 
 
 

I would like to extend the condolences of the Midwest Clontarf Academy for your profound loss.
We wish your family all the best at this time.

Yours,
Dan Toner/Operations Officer
Midwest Clontarf Academy
Geraldton Senior College
 WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 

Dear Prince Leonard and Family

Our warmest, heartfelt blessings for you all during this sad time.  We are very privileged to have met Princess Shirley a couple of years ago and send
thoughts of healing for her Family and thank Princess Shirley for her shining light.


Kindest regards
Keri Muncaster and Family.

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HRH Prince Leonard
Hutt River Province
 
Your Royal Highness,
 
As a simple and humble subject of a foreign country, but an admirer of your Royal Highness' integrity and courage, may I offer you my sincere condolences at this time of the death of your loved consort - the dearly loved Princess Shirley.
Be assured Your Royal Highness that I shall have a Requiem Mass offered for the repose of her soul.  Requiescat In Pace. 
To this I add my deepest sympathy and the assurance of my prayers for you Sir,  your noble family and your Principality.

 
I remain, Your Royal Highness 
Your obedient servant 
Phillip Turnbull B. Theol.
Mt Nelson, Tasmania   AUSTRALIA

 
 
 

Princess Shirley @
Diamond Wedding Anniversary - 2007

To Prince Leonard and all in the principality 

It is with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Princess Shirley. We enjoyed her company on our visit and looked forward to a return visit.
I understand your sadness with my own mother Evelyn Kutchel O.I.O.M passing 5 days before Princess Shirley.
Please accept our deepest sympathy and wish that all goes well for the funeral.

Respectfully yours
Sir John Kutchel KCOWL, OIOM, Dip TAS, MAOOB

Lady Moira Kutchel, OIOM
Pearcedale, Victoria.  AUSTRALIA

 

HRH Prince Leonard.

I am very sorry to hear of the passing of HRH Princess Shirley, I hope that you are coping and that your health is good.
My wife and I met you in 2010 and were impressed with you, your home and the Hutt River Province.

Good luck in the future.

Yours Sincerely
Ken Gray
 AUSTRALIA

 
 
 

Dear Prince Leonard and Family

It is with great sadness that I am writing this letter of condolence to you all. I know what it is like to lose a mother and I can sympathise wholeheartedly with how you feel at this time.

HRH Princess Shirley was a fantastic hostess and I will always remember the day of my own investiture, I was so proud to have my medal pinned on by the lady herself.  HRH Princess Shirley looked fantastic in her tiara and Royal regalia. I cannot forget her ever smiling face. 

I was a great honour to have met such a fantastic woman. I will try my best to keep my promise to HRH Princess Shirley and continue to promote the PHR in any way that I can.

I am in Finland at the moment and I have brought my flag with me and is at half mast. I regret that I cannot attend the Service on Friday but my heart is with you all at this difficult time.

Until we meet again we know we have both a friend and an angel in Heaven.
Dame Julia Galvin DCSOL
PHR Representative in Novelty Sports
 REPUBLIC of IRELAND

 
 
 

HRH Prince Leonard

It came as a great shock to read of the passing of your wife of so many years, Princess Shirley.
Please accept our most sincere condolences, the thoughts of myself, family and the members of the Royal Hutt River Silvertails & Silverfish are with you and your family at this time.

Regards
Marshall Allen & family
Members of the: RHR
Silvertails and Silverfish

Peppermint Grove, Perth   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 

HRH Prince Leonard and family.

Please accept my condolences on the loss of Princess Shirley.
Fortunately I had the opportunity and pleasure of meeting her on a couple of occasions and well remember her particularly well from the 40th Anniversary in 2010 when I attended the celebrations in Nain with other members of the Royal Enfield Motor Cycle Club.

My thoughts are with you.
Sir Anthony Wright KSOL
Royal Enfield Club of Aust Inc.

McKinnon Victoria   AUSTRALIA 

 
 
 
 

Your Royal Highness
Dear Sir,

Please accept my heart felt sympathy at this your time of loss and sorrow for yourself your family and the citizens of the Principality of Hutt.

A gracious lady may have left this earth and life, but I hope you find comfort in knowing that it was to gift God and Heaven with what her life has taught her and in doing so help guide us all. 

PEACE BE WITH YOU ALL
Pete Hunter 

 

Prince Leonard, Family and All Concerned:

I deeply wish to express my condolences in the passing of HRH Princess Shirley.

Dr. Sir Dennis M. Knable KRO
 AUSTRALIA

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Dear Prince Leonard

I am very sad to learn that Princess Shirley has passed away. On behalf of Benevolent Hands I would like to offer condolences to you, the family and everyone at the Principality of Hutt River.

When Princess Shirley awarded Benevolent Hands the Red Cross of Hutt Charity Shield it was the first time that our organization's work had been recognized by any government.  I was touched that Her Royal Highness should honour our work.

I will be praying for Princess Shirley and yourself at this sad time.

Yours sincerely,
Dame Maha Abdulmunem Mohammed DCIOM
Benevolent Hands
Perth,   WESTERN AUSTRALIA


2009 Presentation
L - R  FRONT
Prince Ian, Sir Doug Bibby KSOL, HRH Princess Shirley, Dame Pat Hodges DCSOL
REAR
Prince Richard, HRH Prince Leonard
 
 
 

Dear Hutt River Province,

I have been an admirer of your state since you first came into my knowledge base as a teenager in the 70’s, appearing on the news and inspiring me as a simple teenager. Prince Leonard and Princess Shirley were my heroes. Despite having never had the pleasure of a visit to Hutt River, the simple delight of knowledge of your existence would still make me smile throughout the years of my life.

I am Greatly saddened to hear about the death of Princess Shirley.
I wish all her family my sincere condolences,

Yours faithfully,
Leonie McDonald
Belgrave, Victoria   AUSTRALIA

 
 
 
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I am writing from the UK and have just received and read the distressing news.
Please convey to HRH Prince Leonard my heartfelt condolence in his and the family bereavement.
I wish them long life inspired by the memories of a beautiful wife and support.
Princess Shirley was a diamond fulfilling the words of Scripture "A woman of worth who can find for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband trusteth in her and he shall have no lack of gain. She looketh well to the ways of her household and eateth not the bread of idleness. The law of loving- kindness is on her tongue and is blessed with a heart of wisdom."

With sincere wishes and blessings - Rabbi 
Rabbi Dr. Shalom Coleman GCH., CBE., AM., MA., PH.D Hon., LLD (UWA)., JP
Perth,   WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 
 
 
 

I am very, very sad about the news. I had great affection for Princess Shirley. To express condolences is not enough for the loss. My deepest and sincere feelings to Prince Leonard.
If I can be of any help, please let me know. I am quite willing to come to the Principality if it should be of benefit.

With kindest greetings.
Sir William Pitt KOWL
Author - "An Australian Monarch"
N.S.W.   AUSTRALIA

 

I am very sorry to hear of the loss of Princess Shirley, my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. 

Yours Sincerely
Mr Benjamin Garrett
 AUSTRALIA

 
 
 
 

Dear Prince Leonard,

Ian and I extend to you our sorrow on hearing of the loss of your dear wife and partner, HRH Princess Shirley. You and your family are in our thoughts. We have been proud to have met you both and send our love and best wishes. Sincerely, Fran Henke (Mrs).

Frances Henke
Hastings,Victoria
   AUSTRALIA

 

Dear Prince Leonard

So sorry to hear the passing of Princess Shirley. My thoughts are with you, I often think about you as I always enjoyed your company.

Kindest regards,
Sir Kevin Fairley KRO

 AUSTRALIA  

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We, the Verster family from South Africa (Theo & Bets) were deeply shocked to hear of the passing of Princess Shirley.

Please be ensured that we will pray for strength for the Prince and his family in this dark hour.

Your Friends
Theo & Bets Verster
 SOUTH AFRICA

 

Your Highness

This word to tell you how deeply sad I have been in reading in the newspaper yesterday that our dear Princess Shirley has passed away.

I pray for her soul and will order a special mass in my parish.

With my respectful regards
Philippe Godard
 NEW CALEDONIA

 
 
 

ROYAL WEDDING
Lady Melissa Casley
&
Mr. Brett Miller
24 Oct 2009


L - R
Prince Ian, Duchess Annette,
Mr. Brett Miller, Lady Melissa Casley, HRH Princess Shirley, HRH Prince Leonard.

To hear about the demise of HRH Princess Shirley was indeed very sad news.

We present our heartfelt condolences for this loss, and issue a statement of solidarity with HRH Prince Leonard and his family, in these moments of sorrow.

With our respectfull and highest compliments.
Sir Lamartine Hollanda Junior, KCRO, COWL.
PHR Ambassador to Brazil & High Representative to South America.
Lady Marialuisa C.de Hollanda Cavalcanti
PHR Consul General  to Brazil.

 BRAZIL

 

To Prince Leonard, his family, constituents and supporters of the Principality of Hutt River

I send my best wishes at this sad time.  Hoping that you can be inspired by the beauty and sincerity of your matriarch at this sad time.

I had the pleasure to meet Princess Shirley and will always remember her welcoming smile, generosity and love for both life and her family.

May Princess Shirley rest in peace. 

Sincerely
Pamela Searle

 WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 
 
 
 

Dear Prince Leonard,

Our thoughts are with you for the loss of your wife Shirley. The article in The Melbourne Age under Milestones gave account of a good life.
Please pass our sentiments on to your family.

Sincerely Fran and David Casley
(Casleys from the Last House Lands End, Cornwall and later Bendigo, lineage)
Victoria,
   AUSTRALIA

 

Dear Prince Leonard,

I have only just received the news of your great loss and wish to pass on my and my wife’s deepest sympathy and condolences on this occasion.
Unfortunately I have yet to visit Hutt River but our plans are to attend next year and we were looking forward to meeting you both.

Sir Peter Kemp K.O.W. L.
Victoria,   AUSTRALIA

 
 
 
 

Dear Prince Leonard and family and members of Hutt River Principality 

I was saddened to hear of the death of Princess Shirley.  My thoughts are with you all at this time.  I send condolences and sympathy and my wishes that time may heal some of hurt and  loss you now feel. 

I had the pleasure of visiting Hutt River last year and the great pleasure to meet both Princess Shirley and Prince Leonard. 

So many people have great respect and admiration for all that Hutt River has accomplished – long may it continue. 

With great respect
Carol Porter
Yokine,
 WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 
 
 
 

Dear Prince Leonard

Having just heard of the passing of Princess Shirley, my wife and I wish to pass on our sincere condolences on your loss. We remember Princess Shirley fondly from our visit there a few years ago.

Our sympathies are with you at this time.

Regards
John & Francis Barnes

Xaghra, Gozo,   MALTA GC

 

It is of great sadness to us of the passing of HRH Princess Shirley, our hearts are with you.

Lee & Robyn Minter
Leschenault,
   WESTERN AUSTRALIA
 

 
 
 
 

Our sincere condolences on the passing of HRH Princess Shirley whom we had both the privilege and the pleasure of meeting in 2011 when we visited Nain. 

Thinking of you all especially HRH Prince Leonard and may God comfort and strengthen you all at this time. 

Rory and Anne Jardine
Perth,
 WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 

We're sorry to hear of Princess Shirley's passing. She will be sorely missed by all her family.

We enjoyed meeting the Prince and spending some time with him. We are sorry for the pain that he must be experiencing at the present time.

Please accept all our condolences and best wishes.


Tony & Val Martin
Palm Beach, Queensland   AUSTRALIA


Royal Couple celebrating the 40th Anniversary 2010
 
 
 

 

Dear Prince Leonard & Family,
 
May you gain strength from the knowledge that your wife Princess Shirley Joy Casley has achieved in life the goal which is set from us from birth; that which is to leave a mark. In such an honourable way this lady has touched many and including personally our family's heart. 

The friendship will remain  memorable throughout our lives. We have been truly blessed by her grace. 

Our heartfelt condolences from Sir Alan Gordon KCIOM., Lady Vivienne and the Gordon family. 

The past is but the beginning of a beginning and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn ~ With love Zaydah-lee x.

Kindest regards 
Zaydah-lee Gordon
Waroona
 WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 
 
 
 

I want to express my deep condolences to Prince Leonard & Hutt River Country for the death of Princess Shirley.

May God grant him serenity and support him and his family and country during this tough period.

Mohamed Azouz,
 EGYPT

 

Your Royal Highness

We visited your country today (July 28) and are most humbled by your hospitality and also wish to forward our condolences on the passing of Princess Shirley.
Our thoughts are with you at this time.

Sincerely
Your subjects
Dave and Karen Godber
Buxton, Queensland
   AUSTRALIA

 
 
 

Dear Prince Leonard,

Being away, it is only upon my return that we learned about Princess Shirley's departure.
Beya and I felt a deep sorrow and wish to say that we are with you, your children and members of the Royal Family in thoughts.

Princess Shirley was a great Lady, always cheerful and kind. 
We will keep a wonderful memory of her , for it was always a great joy for us each time we came over.

Would you kindly accept our warmest but respectful "Condolences" and please kindly share with your children and Grand children our best wishes.

Yours most sincerely 
Sir André & Lady Beya Fages

 NEW CALEDONIA

 
 
 

Dear Prince Leonard,
 
It is with great shock and sadness that I have today learned of the tragic passing of Her Royal Highness, Princess Shirley. 
Please accept my deepest condolences. I have also today spoken to His Highness, Prince Borwin Duke of Mecklenburg in Germany who has asked me to also pass on the deepest sympathy of himself and his family on your great loss. 
I have also spoken today to Lady Wallfhart who has also expressed her shock at the sad news. We both remember with great warmth and fondness the wonderful hospitality that both Her Royal Highness and Yourself showed to us on our visit to the Principality in 2011.
 
Her Royal Highness Princess Shirley will be greatly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting her.
 
With deepest sympathy, 
I remain Sir, your humble servant,
Sir Geoffrey C. Cresser Bt., KRO
Queensland
  AUSTRALIA

 
 
 

Investiture of a Knighthood
L-R
Prince Graeme,
Sir Michael Barnes KSOL., CIOM.

HRH Prince Leonard, Lady Valerie Barnes, HRH Princess Shirley.
(October 2011) 

It was with great sadness that I've learned only now, due to a very long business trip, the news of the passing of HRH Princess Shirley. 

Please give my sincere condolences to Prince Leonard and the rest of the Royal Family and let them have my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time.

Vittorio Alfieri
PHR Special Envoy to the Republic of San Marino
 SAN MARINO

 

Dear Prince Leonard,

We regret to note the pass away of Princess Shirley. We wish you and your family only the best.

Frank Zotti
Sempach-Station

 SWITZERLAND


Investiture of first ever Grand Cross of Hutt
L-R
Prince Graeme,
Dr. Sir Robert R. Hutchison GCH., KGSOWL., OAM.
HRH Prince Leonard, (late) Lady Sheila Hutchison, HRH Princess Shirley.
(October 2011) 

Dear Prince Leonard,

I am very saddened at the news of the passing of Princess Shirley.
My family and I will never forget the warmth and hospitality that she and you showed to us a few years ago when we visited the Principality.

My thoughts are with you.

Cordially,
Sir Mel Wacks
Calbasas, California
 
 U.S.A.

 

Dear Prince Leonard

In different years a son and daughter of ours visited the Principality. Being interested in the story of Hutt River we heard about the passing of Princess Shirley.

From Holland our condolences to all concerned.

Family Van der Ven.
 NETHERLANDS

 
 

His Royal Highness Prince Leonard
Sovereign of the Principality of Hutt River.

At your knees, I am presenting you my very sincere and deep condolences on the passing away of Her Royal Highness the Princess Shirley.

My family and I want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

We remain in this part of America at your very entire disposal, as we are your servants.

Dr. Eduardo E. Kabat
Buenos Aires  ARGENTNA

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for larger view.
 
 
 

It is very sad news to hear of HRH Princess Shirley passing. 

When I had the great fortune to be able to visit the Principality of Hutt River in 2010 with the Royal Enfield Club of Australia I was lucky enough to meet HRH Princess Shirley and found her to be a warm, friendly and engaging person who was very generous to us when we stayed. 

Could you please pass on my condolences to HRH Prince Leonard and his family and let them know that my thoughts are with them in their time of bereavement.

Kind regards
Charles Todd
Royal Enfield Club of Aust Inc.

Murrumbeena, Victoria   AUSTRALIA


Princess Shirley at Investiture of Sir Richard Ananda Barton KOWL., BA (Hons). 2012

'Always assisting'....
 
 
 

HRH Prince Leonard

I have always admired HRH Princess Shirley and her courageous adventure of freedom, so I would pray
that Your Highness accept my deepest condolences for Her departure.

I hope you will continue to reign wisely for many years in the future.

Y
our humble servant,
Ignazio Spadaro
Ispica -  ITALY

 

Dear Prince Leonard

We recently met your Principality thanks to a friend.

Please accept our sympathy and condolences for the Princess' passing.

With regards,
Salvatore Canto, Damiano Lucifora,
Giusisandra Di Benedetto

 ITALY          

 
 
 

"Celebration of Life"
Postage stamp issue 27-08/2013

To His Royal Highness Prince Leonard.

Dear Sir,

Please accept my apology for this late as I was away and out of internet access for some time. 

It is very sad to know that HRH Princes Shirley passed away. My wife and I send you our deepest condolences for your big loss may god bless her soul and may she rest in peace. 

Anwar Zureikat CIOM
PHR Hon. Special Envoy to Jordan
 Amman,   KINGDOM OF JORDAN

 

To His Royal Highness, Prince Leonard 

It is with great sadness that I learned of the death of HRH Princess Shirley Casley this afternoon when I was online looking for news of the Principality.

Please accept my condolences and know that you and your family are in my prayers.

Blessings,
Bishop Allan Chabot-Stahls
The Rev. Bishop Allan R. Chabot-Stahls ThB, CEdM

Bishop of the Ind. Holiness Church of Canada Mission on Hispaniola
 REPUBLIC OF HAITI

 
 
 
 

TO HRH Prince Leonard and family. 

It is with a great deal of sadness that I have learned of the passing of Her Royal Highness Princess Shirley. It was just over 2 years ago that my wife and I met you and HRH Princess Shirley during a two day stay at the Principality. In God’s arms she now is and her body interned will pass from life to life as God has willed. 

Sincerely
Edwin & Helen Flynn
Editor of the Bayside Trailable Yacht Club 
Victoria,
 
 AUSTRALIA   

 

To:

His Royal Highness Prince Leonard of
Hutt River

I want to tell you my sadness for the departure of Your Wife, HRH princess Shirley.

With regards,
Laura Lorefice

 ITALY

 
 
 
 

To Prince Leonard and the family of the late Princess Shirley.
 
I visited the Hutt River Province in the 70's while I was studying in W.A. 
I had the rare honour of meeting Prince Leonard and Princess Shirley and was driven around in Hutt River Province.
 
Prince Leonard was an inspiration to me in my career and I understand that the loss of his wife will be great.

My prayer goes to the whole family.

Best Regards

Chuck Y. Chan

 MALAYSIA

 

To your Highness, Prince Leonard,

I am writing to extend my condolences at the passing of your wonderful wife and Princess, Her Highness, Princess Shirley.

Know that your grief is shared across the borders of our respective nations, and throughout the world.

Sincerely,
Ché Xyang

 AUSTRALIA

 
 
 
 

Dear Prince Leonard

I wish to express my sincere condolences to yourself and your family on the loss of Princess Shirley.

Sincerely
Damien Schobbens

 BELGIUM

 

Dear Prince Leonard

Severe pain upon learning the news of the death of the Matriarch of the Principality of Hutt River, HRH Princess Shirley.
My sincere condolences to all the rest of the family.

Attentively
Dr Ignacia Plaza Ph.D
Maracaibao

 Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

 
 
 
 

Your Royal Highness,

Please accept my deepest "sympathy" at the loss of Princess Shirley, I am with you with my thoughts of sorrow !!

Most Sincerely Yours
Dr. Joachim Triebel Ph.D.
Ilo-ilo City

 PHILIPPINES

 

H.R.H. Prince Leonard and the Royal House of the Principality of Hutt-River.

Although two months have gone by since the death of H.R.H. Princess Shirley, it saddens me deeply to learn that our Princess is no longer with us   Princess Shirley enjoyed the love and respect of the free world and she is truly missed among us.

My sincerest sympathies to you all.
Ernest E. Brown CIOM., RCH
 U.S.A.

 
 
 
 

Dear Prince Leonard 

Please accept my belated condolences on the passing of your wife, Her Royal Highness Princess Shirley.  

It was a shock when I read about this in The Australian Magazine.  

Sincerely, 
Tomy

Hiroshi Tominaga
C.P. International Pty. Ltd.
Surfers Paradise
Queensland,  AUSTRALIA 

 

Dear Prince Leonard,

I am very saddened at the news of the passing of Princess Shirley.

Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of your dearest wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and everyone there at
Hutt River.
 

So many people have great respect and admiration for all that Hutt River has accomplished – long may it continue. 

May Princess Shirley rest in peace.

With deepest Sympathy. 
Anthony Schofield CIOM
Queensland
,  
AUSTRALIA 

 
 
 
 

Your Highness Prince Leonard 

Please forgive me for this delayed message , and accept my sincere condolences.

I learned only recently of the disheartening news that Her Highness Princess Shirley has passed away , and it has given me much sorrow.

I share the grief with yourself, your family, and the Hutt River nation.

Sincerely,
Ali Karimi

 IRAN

 
 
 
 

To Prince Leonard & Family

Just want to say how much we respect you and your family, we send you our condolence on the passing of your beloved wife HRH Princess Shirley.

Janice & Ken
Richmond Hill 
 CANADA   

 

Dear Prince Leonard,

My sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of Princess Shirley.
Long live the Prince!

Long life to the Principality of Hutt River!

Kind regards,
Dr. Vitaly Ashkinazi
Editor-in-Chief
English for Specific Purposes World 
Online journal for teachers
 RUSSIAN FEDERATION

 
 
 
 

Dear Prince Leonard,

It is with great sadness that I just now read the news regarding the passing of HRH Princess Shirley back in July.   

Please accept my deepest condolences.

I still have very fond memories of our visit to Hutt River and meeting Princess Shirley. 
We were grateful for the kindness and hospitality that she exhibited during our stay.

And one of my career highlights was sharing the stage with the two of you at the Sydney Film Festival a few years back. 
I'm so happy the both of you celebrated the release of the film with me; and I'm thrilled that Princess Shirley's sweet spirit was captured in the documentary. She will be missed.

Sending very kind wishes to you and your family.

Sincerely,
Jody Shapiro
Director
How to Start Your Own Country

Toronto
 CANADA

 
 
 
 

Dear Prince Leonard

It was with great sadness that we heard of the loss of your wife Princess Shirley.
Such a loss after so many years we understand would be devastating.

We can only wish yourself and your family all the very best and at this difficult time in particular.

Sincerely
Kevin Morgan
Editor &
Mairin Holmes
Assistant Editor
Stamp News Australasia
 AUSTRALIA

     
 
 
 

Dear Prince Leonard and Family.

We have just been discussing you with our Friends about our wonderful visits to your Province.
On the site we noticed the Passing of your wonderful Princess Shirley. 
We are so very saddened by the news and will always remember you both with such fond memories.
You both made my Husband Bruce and I so very welcome on our visit in 2013. 

Our wonderful friends were there in 2010 and Princess Shirley was there for them, however they were not lucky to meet you. 
We still think our visit to you was one of our highlights of our trip.

Please keep up the wonderful work and our thoughts are with you all.

All the best,
Bruce and Lyn Abbott.
Narara. NSW  AUSTRALIA

Ian and Dianne Cox. Urunga.
NSW
 AUSTRALIA

 
 
 
         
         
         
   
         
         
 

 

 
 


Television News broadcast courtesy of GWN7 Network Western Australia - Announcing the passing of HRH Princess Shirley

Television News broadcast courtesy of GWN7 Network Western Australia - Reporting on the Celebration of Life day held Nov 23rd in Nain

 


 

 
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