Mswati III

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Mswati III (born Makhosetive; 19 April 1968) is the King (Swazi: Ngwenyama, Ingwenyama yemaSwati) of Eswatini and head of the Swazi Royal Family.wikipedia
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Mswati III (born Makhosetive; 19 April 1968) is the King (Swazi: Ngwenyama, Ingwenyama yemaSwati) of Eswatini and head of the Swazi Royal Family. He was crowned as Mswati III, Ingwenyama and King of Swaziland, on 25 April 1986 at the age of 18, thus becoming the youngest ruling monarch in the world at that time.
The government is an absolute diarchy, ruled jointly by Ngwenyama ("King") Mswati III and Ndlovukati ("Queen Mother") Ntfombi Tfwala since 1986.

Sobhuza II

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He was born in Manzini, Eswatini, to King Sobhuza II and one of his younger wives, Ntfombi Tfwala.
He was succeeded by Mswati III, his young son with Inkhosikati Ntfombi Tfwala, who was crowned in 1986.

Ntfombi of Eswatini

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He was born in Manzini, Eswatini, to King Sobhuza II and one of his younger wives, Ntfombi Tfwala. For the next four years two wives of Sobhuza II, Queen Dzeliwe Shongwe (1982–1983) and Queen Ntfombi Tfwala (1983–1986), served as regent while he continued his education in the United Kingdom, attending Sherborne School (International College), before he was called back to ascend to the throne.
She is the mother of King Mswati III.

Ndlovukati

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Together with his mother, Ntfombi Tfwala, now Queen Mother (Ndlovukati), he rules the country as an absolute monarch.
The current Ndlovukati is Queen Ntombi Tfwala, the mother of Ngwenyama Mswati III and wife of Sobhuza II.

Polygamy

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Mswati III is known for his practice of polygamy (although at least two wives are appointed by the state) and currently has 15 wives.
For instance, Mswati III, the Christian king of Swaziland, has 15 wives.

Ngwenyama

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Mswati III (born Makhosetive; 19 April 1968) is the King (Swazi: Ngwenyama, Ingwenyama yemaSwati) of Eswatini and head of the Swazi Royal Family.
The current king is Mswati III.

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He was crowned as Mswati III, Ingwenyama and King of Swaziland, on 25 April 1986 at the age of 18, thus becoming the youngest ruling monarch in the world at that time.

Dzeliwe of Eswatini

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For the next four years two wives of Sobhuza II, Queen Dzeliwe Shongwe (1982–1983) and Queen Ntfombi Tfwala (1983–1986), served as regent while he continued his education in the United Kingdom, attending Sherborne School (International College), before he was called back to ascend to the throne.
Prince Makhosetive was crowned on 25 April 1986 with the name of King Mswati III of Eswatini.

Lists of state leaders by age

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He was crowned as Mswati III, Ingwenyama and King of Swaziland, on 25 April 1986 at the age of 18, thus becoming the youngest ruling monarch in the world at that time.

Sherborne School

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For the next four years two wives of Sobhuza II, Queen Dzeliwe Shongwe (1982–1983) and Queen Ntfombi Tfwala (1983–1986), served as regent while he continued his education in the United Kingdom, attending Sherborne School (International College), before he was called back to ascend to the throne.
Old Shirburnians who have come from overseas include Emir of Qatar His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (Sherborne International College), king of Swaziland King Mswati III (Sherborne International College), and Regent and Crown Prince of Pahang, Malaysia Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim.

Sikhanyiso Dlamini

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*Without the King, 2007 documentary film featuring Mswati III and his daughter Princess Sikhanyiso.
She is the eldest daughter of King Mswati III of Eswatini, and is the country's current Minister of Information and Communication Technology.

Sherborne International

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For the next four years two wives of Sobhuza II, Queen Dzeliwe Shongwe (1982–1983) and Queen Ntfombi Tfwala (1983–1986), served as regent while he continued his education in the United Kingdom, attending Sherborne School (International College), before he was called back to ascend to the throne.

Umbutfo Eswatini Defence Force

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He developed a great interest in the royal guard, becoming the first young cadet to join the Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force (USDF).

Umchwasho

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In an attempt to mitigate the HIV and AIDS pandemic in 2001, the king used his traditional powers to invoke a time-honoured chastity rite (umcwasho) under the patronage of a princess, which encouraged all Swazi maidens to abstain from sexual relations for five years.
King Mswati III imposed the ban in an effort to help stop the spread of HIV and AIDS, which is particularly prevalent in the country.

House of Dlamini

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Mswati III (born Makhosetive; 19 April 1968) is the King (Swazi: Ngwenyama, Ingwenyama yemaSwati) of Eswatini and head of the Swazi Royal Family.
Mswati III, as king and Ngwenyama of Eswatini, is the current head of the house of Dlamini.

Ludzidzini Royal Village

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Some time later, she was told that her daughter was at Ludzidzini Royal Village and was being prepared to be the next wife of the king.
The Ludzidzini Royal Village is the home to the Royal Family of Eswatini, currently led by Ngwenyama (King) Mswati III (born 1968) and the Queen mother Ntombi Thwala (born:circa 1950).

Order of Good Hope

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Inkhundla

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In 2004, Mswati promulgated a new constitution that allows freedom of speech and assembly for the media and public, while retaining the traditional Tinkhundla system.
In 1993 the Tinkhundla centres were further increased to fifty five (55) following recommendations of the Delimitation Commission that was appointed by His Majesty King Mswati III.

Without the King

*Without the King, 2007 documentary film featuring Mswati III and his daughter Princess Sikhanyiso.
The film features Mswati III, the king of Swaziland, and his heiress and self claimed rapper Princess Sikhanyiso.

List of monarchs of Eswatini

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Mswati III (born Makhosetive; 19 April 1968) is the King (Swazi: Ngwenyama, Ingwenyama yemaSwati) of Eswatini and head of the Swazi Royal Family.

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Mswati III (born Makhosetive; 19 April 1968) is the King (Swazi: Ngwenyama, Ingwenyama yemaSwati) of Eswatini and head of the Swazi Royal Family.

Manzini, Eswatini

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He was born at the Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital in Manzini, four months before Eswatini attained independence from the United Kingdom.

Regent

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For the next four years two wives of Sobhuza II, Queen Dzeliwe Shongwe (1982–1983) and Queen Ntfombi Tfwala (1983–1986), served as regent while he continued his education in the United Kingdom, attending Sherborne School (International College), before he was called back to ascend to the throne.

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

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Mswati was introduced as Crown Prince in September 1983 and was crowned king on 25 April 1986, aged 18 years and 6 days, and thus making him the youngest reigning monarch until the ascension of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan on 14 December 2006; he was also the youngest head of state until Joseph Kabila took office on 26 January 2001 as President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Bhutan

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Mswati was introduced as Crown Prince in September 1983 and was crowned king on 25 April 1986, aged 18 years and 6 days, and thus making him the youngest reigning monarch until the ascension of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan on 14 December 2006; he was also the youngest head of state until Joseph Kabila took office on 26 January 2001 as President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.