Leka, Crown Prince of Albania
He was born in Tirana in 1939. Two two days later, the family was forced to leave Albania after Italy invaded the country. When his father died in exile in 1961, Leka was crowned king in a hotel in Paris. He returned to Albania in 1993, but was not allowed to stay in the country. He made a second visit in 1997. The country held a vote to decide whether they wanted to go back to a monarchy or stay as a republic. The country voted for a republic, but Leka said the vote had been changed. His supporters created demonstrations against the government. Several people people were killed in the demonstrations. Leka again had to leave Albania.
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- "Hundreds attend Albanian crown prince Leka's funeral". france24.com. 3 December 2011. http://www.france24.com/en/20111203-hundreds-attend-albanian-crown-prince-lekas-funeral. Retrieved 2 January 2012.