A monarch is being sought for a tiny island off the coast of Cumbria
Piel Island, situated off the southern tip of Walney Island, is home to a 14th Century castle, six former coastguard cottages, and a Grade II listed inn.
The licensee of the Ship Inn is traditionally known as the "King of Piel" and manages the island under formal lease.
The post is now vacant, and Barrow Borough Council is inviting applicants to take up the unique role
Would-be monarchs are invited to outline their proposals for the future of the island.