A special king turns 60

A special monarch is turning 60 today. King Letsie III of Lesotho marks his 60th birthday, 27 years into his reign of the African kingdom. He was born Seeiso Bereng on 17 July 1963 to King Moshoeshoe II and Queen Mamohato as the eldest of their three children. He has a younger brother, Prince Seeiso (who is close friends with the Duke of Sussex) and Princess Constance. At the time of his…
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The mystery of the missing Princess

She was once a common representative at royal events representing Morocco’s King Mohammed, but since 2017, Princess Lalla Salma has not been seen in any official capacity. So where is the so-called “Ghost Princess,” and what is she doing? It was…
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Foreign royals show support for their British friends and family at Queen Elizabeth II's funeral

Royals from across the world were in Westminster Abbey to support their British family and friends as they said goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II. Queen Elizabeth II was beloved and admired by many foreign royals for her dedication to duty and her country. As such, they made sure some of the highest representatives from their families were in attendance to honour Her Late Majesty. Those in…
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A look back on King Tupou VI's coronation

Tupou VI came to the throne upon the death of his older brother, George Tupou, on 18 March 2012. However, his coronation was not held until 2015. Celebrations began a week before the actual coronation and lasted for eleven days. The first day of celebrations took place on 27 June 2015, with the King confirming his title by drinking “taumafa kava,” which is considered a mildly…
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A look at the Tongan line of succession

With King Tupou VI celebrating ten years on the Tongan throne, let’s take a look at the succession of this Polynesian country. The Kingdom of Tonga follows the male-preference cognatic primogeniture, meaning that only legitimate descendants of Tonga’s first king…
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Who is Tonga’s King Tupou VI?

Tupou VI is the King of Tonga and has reigned since 2012. He is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his accession to the throne on 18 March, and we are taking a look at the Tongan monarch on the occasion. ‘Aho‘eitu ʻUnuakiʻotonga Tukuʻaho was born on 12 July 1959…

Moroccan King announces death of five-year-old boy trapped in a well

The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, has announced the death of the five-year-old boy who was trapped in a well in the kingdom. The young boy, Rayan, had been trapped in a deep well for four days, and his body was recovered on 5 February. The Royal Cabinet said on 5 February: “Following the tragic incident which cost the life of the child Rayan Aourram, His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may…
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