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Eswatini’s Princess Sikhanyiso reveals pregnancy

By Mervyn Marie / Seychelles News Agency -, CC BY 4.0,

In a series of posts on her Instagram account, Eswatini’s Princess Sikhanyiso, 32, revealed that she is expecting a son.

The posts were from her baby shower at Nkoyoyo Royal Palace which featured a sign that said, “It’s a boy! A little prince is on the way!!”

Her Instagram was flooded with congratulatory messages from those inside and outside the kingdom.

The Princess confessed in one post that she was “now counting down the days,” in a clear reference regarding when she can meet her baby boy.

The new royal will be a grandson to Eswatini’s King Mswati III and Queen Sibonelo. Princess Sikhanyiso is the King’s eldest daughter and serves as the country’s Minister of Information and Communication Technology.

No details have been revealed regarding the baby’s due date.

King Mswati III, Africa’s last absolute monarch, has been on the throne since 25 April 1986. As part of Eswatini law, he is joint head of state with his mother, the Queen Mother Ntfombi.

As part of Eswatini culture, the King practises polygamy. He has 15 wives and 35 children.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.