Letsie III of Lesotho

King of Lesotho

Letsie III (born David Mohato Bereng Seeiso; 17 July 1963) is the King of Lesotho. He replaced his father, Moshoeshoe II, when he was forced into exile in 1990.

Letsie III
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King of Lesotho
Reign7 February 1996 – present
Coronation31 October 1997
PredecessorMamohato (Regent)
Moshoeshoe II
Heir apparentLerotholi Seeiso
Prime Ministers
Reign12 November 1990 – 25 January 1995
Prime Ministers
Born (1963-07-17) 17 July 1963 (age 57)
Scott Hospital, Morija, Basutoland (now Lesotho)
Spouse
Anna Motšoeneng (m. 2000)
Issue
Detail
Princess Senate Seeiso
Princess 'Maseeiso Seeiso
Prince Lerotholi Seeiso
Full name
David Mohato Bereng Seeiso
HouseMoshesh
FatherMoshoeshoe II
MotherMamohato
ReligionChristianity

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.[1]

In 2000, he declared HIV/AIDS in Lesotho a natural disaster, causing national and international response to the epidemic.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Lesotho profile". BBC News. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  2. National AIDS Commission, Lesotho. COORDINATION FRAMEWORK FOR THE NATIONAL RESPONSE TO HIV AND AIDS. Publication. 2007. Accessed November 25, 2017. http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_protect/---protrav/---ilo_aids/documents/legaldocument/wcms_126753.pdf.