June Rose Bellamy

Burmese dictator's wife

June Rose Bellamy, also Yadana Nat-Mei (Burmese: ရတနာနတ်မယ်; lit. Goddess of the Nine Jewels, 1 June 1932 – 1 December 2020) was the First Lady of Myanmar and fourth wife of the 4th President of Burma Ne Win.[2]

June Rose Bellamy
ရတနာနတ်မယ်
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First Lady of Myanmar
In role
24 December 1976 – May 1977
PresidentNe Win
Preceded byNi Ni Myint
Succeeded byNi Ni Myint (remarried)
Personal details
Born
Yadana Nat-Mei

(1932-06-01)1 June 1932
Rangoon, British Burma
Died1 December 2020(2020-12-01) (aged 88)[1]
Florence, Italy
Spouse(s)
  • Mario Postiglione
    (div. 1954)
  • Ne Win (m. 1976–1977)
ChildrenMichael Bellamy Postiglione
Maurice Postiglione
ParentsHerbert Bellamy (orchid collector)
Hteiktin Ma Lat
Known forgreat-granddaughter of Prince Kanaung Mintha, ex-wife of Ne Win

She was a Burmese royal princess of Australian descent and the great-granddaughter of Prince Kanaung.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "ဦးနေဝင်း၏ ဇနီးဟောင်း ရတနာနတ်မယ် ကွယ်လွန်". Mizzima Daily (in Burmese). 2 December 2020.[permanent dead link]
  2. Bayin, Anne (3 September 2019). "Lunch with a Myanmar Princess". The Irrawaddy.
  3. "A Palace Assassination that Altered Myanmar's History". The Irrawaddy. 2 August 2019.