Has anyone heard of the Filipino boy who claims to be The Prince of Kholm, Prince of Russia of the Imperial House of Rurikovich and Head of the Princely and Grand Ducal House of Carrillo-Rurikovich-Tverskoi-Kholmsky?
HIH Prince Roberto Jesus Hidalgo Carrillo-Kholmsky, whose real name is Roberto Jesus Carillo (note the single “R”), a massive self-promoter as you will readily discover via a quick Google search, is a college student at AMA International University in Bahrain. He is the son of overseas contract workers Jesus Carillo (factory worker) and Maria Victoria “Marivic” Hidalgo (domestic helper). Yet according to Prince Roberto Jesus “The title was passed on to him when he was just 16 after his father, HIH Prince Jesus Carrillo, abdicated in his favor after the successful restoration and recognition of the House. Therefore, Prince Roberto became the Head of the House and Prince Jesus became the Titular Prince of Kholm.”
This boy has been clever enough to attract talented but gullible people that he can exploit to further his personal ambitions. He does this by conferring knighthood or damehood and giving them a lofty position in his Internet Order of Service. I was informed that at least two educated English-speakers are editing his grammar and presentations. The artworks on his website are being done by this highly-skilled graphic designer http://assumearms.com/Blog/?tag=/prince+roberto+of+kholm who does things for him free of charge in exchange for a few “perks”.
It may also interest you to know that the Order sells knight uniforms and regalias. A Silver Breast Star custom made in Manila, Philippines for $10 per 100 pieces, for example, is being sold for $95.50 each in his website. The membership of his Order have now grown to at least 200 persons.
In trying to get to the roots of this nobility claim I was led straight to the website of Dr. Stefano Guido Cantaluppi http://www.casarealrurikovich.com/home.html who bears the titles of Great Duke of Uglich, Duke of Alejandreta, Prince of Brovary, Marques of Alejandreta, Count of Alejandreta, and Count of Suzdal. I sent him an email asking if I can purchase the title of Count or Marquiz from the Royal and Imperial House of Rurikovich.
Well, he said I can’t because nobility titles are not for sale Nevertheless, I can still pay $1,500. But, hey, don’t think of it that way. He said the money will not go to him but will be spent for the registration of the title in the “ministries” and for obtaining a Haya Apostille. Here is how he worded it:
Mr _______ Victa:
I am pleased to greet you in this way to greet in a special way to you and family on behalf of our Head of Government.
I derive this that this Royal and Imperial House not selling titles of nobility. Only requests for registration thereof in the ministries and the Haya Apostille, that in Argentina costs in your currency U.S. $ 1500 U.S.. We do not charge for granting noble titles dear sir. These are taxes the state to official records and that the appointment has international validity.
We are willing to give if you want the rank of Count or Marquis of Victa and under the name of one of our territories.
I hope you know I understand, pleasant waiting for their responses.
Doctor Stefano Guido Cantaluppi
Very clever, man… I mean, Your Highness!
It is now clear to me how our Filipino Prince Roberto (Prince of Kholm, Prince of Russia of the Imperial House of Rurikovich and Head of the Princely and Grand Ducal House of Carrillo-Rurikovich-Tverskoi-Kholmsky in case you have forgotten) got his dazzling and dizzying blue blood designations despite his brown skin and flat nose (Prince of Russia, so fitting).
My only concern is now we have a 17-year old boy armed with bogus titles scamming unwitting “knights” and “dames” from different countries by way of the Internet. A few of them are enrolled in his unnaccredited Executive MBA and also sponsored (i.e. donated money to) the Futuro Plan (another scam).
Latest news is that Prince Roberto, due to being exposed some place else on the Internet, has feigned retirement and is currently using a dummy (yes, another faux Royalty) to assume the role of Prince Grandmaster. Different figurehead, same business, same mastermind. The scary part is: some countries are beginning to recognize the Order as a legitimate one mainly because of the charities. Please know that the charity is an integral part of the scheme. The funding and work come from the poor individual “knights” and “dames”. The Order has no hand in in funding the charities in any way. Basically, the tactic is 1. You can become a knight for free 2. All you need to do is recruit more members 3. And do charity. See? Members do all the work, and the bogus order gets all the credit + growing credibility + increased online sales of uniforms and regalias + Roberto gets to play the role of monarch!
Oh, I forgot to mention the diplomatic passport for the Principality of Kholm! http://www.opdk-fi.org/consular.html Only 100 Euros and you have a nice pasport.
To keep up with the Prince of Russia shtick, the boy has now dyed his hair blonde. Isn’t he good looking?