Letsie III

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Letsie III
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 60)
Scott Hospital, Morija, Basutoland (now Lesotho)
Anna Motšoeneng (m. 2000)
Princess Senate Seeiso
Princess 'Maseeiso Seeiso
Prince Lerotholi Seeiso
Full name
David Mohato Bereng Seeiso
FatherMoshoeshoe II

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.

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]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lesotho profile". BBC News. 10 June 2011. 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.