David Howe is the kind of man who knows how to enjoy the simple things in life. A resident of Maryland, his favorite hobbies include everyday activities such as practicing yoga, going to the movies, swimming, mountain biking, and walking. He also enjoys automobile racing and likes to keep up on the latest innovations in automobile and green vehicle technology. Mr. Howe has a wide range of literary tastes and enjoys the works of spiritual writers like Eckhart Tolle and Wayne Dyer, in addition to authors Jeff Howard and W.P. Kinsella, and books such as “A New Earth,” “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy,” and “Shoeless Joe” are among Howe’s favorites. Through extensive genealogical research, David Howe discovered some royal relatives, including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England (a cousin). Perhaps most incredibly of all, Mr. Howe discovered that he is a direct descendant of King Thomas II, the last King of the Isle of Mann, a small island located between England, Scotland, and Ireland. Furthermore, David Howe discovered that through a historical ambiguity, he had a claim to the throne to the Isle of Mann. When he sent a notice of his intention to claim his title to “The London Gazette,” an official journal of record of the British government, it went undisputed for the required 90 days, and David Howe moved forward with his claim. Today, he has adopted the title of His Royal Highness Prince David of Mann and was crowned the de jure King of Mann in March 2007. Despite the official title, he understands that his role is titular and is working to use his title as a means of promoting his charitable interests, such as Malawi charities benefiting children, UNICEF, World Vision, and Samaritan’s Purse.