Friday, December 9, 2011

Letsie III of Lesotho

Letsie III (born David Mohato Bereng Seeiso; 17 July 1963) is the reigning king of Lesotho. He succeeded his father, Moshoeshoe II, when the latter was forced into exile in 1990. His father was briefly restored in 1995 but soon died in a car crash in early 1996, and Letsie became king again. As a constitutional monarch, most of King Letsie's duties as monarch of Lesotho are ceremonial.

He was educated in the United Kingdom at Ampleforth College. From there he went on to study at the National University of Lesotho where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law. He then went on to study at the University of Bristol, the University of Cambridge, and the University of London. He completed his studies in 1989, when he returned to Lesotho.

Marriage and children
King Letsie married in 2000 to Karabo Motšoeneng, with whom he has two daughters and one son:
     * Princess Mary Senate Mohato Seeiso, born 7 October 2001 and
    * Princess 'M'aSeeiso, born 20 November 2004.
     * Prince Lerotholi David Mohato Bereng Seeiso, born 18 April 2007

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