Pamela Anderson accepting honours from self-declared royal

Pamela Anderson, pictured in June 2014. Valerio Pennicino / Getty Images

TORONTO — Canadian star Pamela Anderson will become the Imperial Countess of Giglio at a ceremony on Saturday.

The title is being bestowed upon the B.C. native by Stefan Cernetic, the self-declared “hereditary Prince of Montenegro” who last year named Anderson the Dame of Grand Cross.

But, the former Baywatch star and Playboy Playmate is not really a Lady or a Countess.

Montenegro, a Balkan nation in Southeastern Europe, hasn’t had a monarchy since 1918. Cernetic has no official role in the country. (As a courtesy, Nikola II Petrović-Njegoš holds the title of Crown Prince of Montenegro.)

On his website, Cernetic is described as “the head of the family that ruled Montenegro, Albania and Serbia from the XIV century to the second half of the XVIII century.”

On the blog Fake Orders & Titles, the 55-year-old is described as a fake whose “claimed links to European Royalty are obscure and not to be relied upon.”

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Anderson is evidently not bothered that she’s accepting honours from a man with as much royal authority as, say, David Hasselhoff.

“The prince is a big animal fan and has loved all the work I’ve done with animals,” she explained during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in May.

Anderson did refer to receiving the titles as “very bizarre.”

On Saturday, Anderson will be named a Countess at a ceremony scheduled to take place in Genoa. She will also accept “diplomas of knighthood” for her sons Brandon, 18, and Dylan, 17, who are said to be unable to attend due to final exams.

The teens, whose father is Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, are being honoured for their environmental work.

Anderson could not be reached for comment.

On her website, she refers to herself as both “Lady Pamela Anderson” and “Imperial Countess of Giglio” and to her sons as “Sir Brandon Lee” and “Sir Dylan Lee.”

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