Tuesday, July 15, 2014

King Mswati III of Swaziland

The Kingdom of Swaziland is a landlocked country, located between South Africa and Mozambique. Makhosetive was crowned Mswati III - King of Swaziland on 25th April 1986 at the age of 18. He thus became the youngest ruling monarch in the world.

Mswati III of Swaziland was born on the 19th April 1968 as the second of 67 sons of the elderly King Sobhuza II, and the only child of Queen Ntombi Tfwala, one of the kings 70 wives. Mswati III currently has 27 children from his first 13 wives and wives-to-be.
Butterflies of Swaziland, issue 1992 as part of a set of 12 stamps (definitives).
The tree stamp is part of a set of 13, issued in 2007 (definitives).

Mind the great airmail sticker!


Roderick Eime said...

Very cool. Been so close but never crossed that border.

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