In April 2019, UK born Admiral Niamh I, claimed the land formerly known as Marsden Rock as The Kingdom of Marston, and succeeded from the United Kingdom. She also claimed a small cluster of rocky islands off the coast of Roker in Sunderland, and declared her flat an embassy.
National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty were notified of the change of hands of the former Marsden Rock, and handed over control referring to Marston as a "great realm". This action legitmised Marston's de facto sovereignty claim, as HRH Prince of Wales is the President of the National Trustand therefore our state is recognised the Royal Family of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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The Marston Defence Force (MDF) is the primary peacekeeping organisation of Marston. It was established in 2019, and is controlled by the Marston Government. The Admiral is the honorary head of the Marston Defence Force.
The MDF is comprised entirely of volunteers, and is currently ranked as the world’s least powerful military in conventional capabilities, but the highest ranked in the world for generally keeping the peace.