Oh to be in a fairytale, rule a kingdom and live that magical life! That was my dream when I was 7, but I am not sure about it now. After all, ruling a kingdom and being the head is not easy at all! The movies do not show the true hurdles and cover the top with a cherry to show the beauty of power. All of this at the age of 18? I cannot even imagine, but King Rukirabasaija Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV of the Tooro Kingdom in Uganda has a similar story.
The Current Youngest King in the World
King Rukirabasaija Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV was assumed the king as a toddler, soon after the death of his father, the previous king. King Oyo attended the University of Winchester in the United Kingdom and graduated with a bachelor’s degree.
The Botoro kingdom was founded in 1830 and has been following the same royal clan since. In 1995, the king of Tooro Kingdom, King Kaboyo passed away. Coronation rites were performed by then three-year-old Oyo. Soon, an official ceremony marked the rise of a new king. A blood test was also conducted to prove that he is the official heir of the clan!
The now 29-year old has an interest in the environment and participates in street cleaning in Fort Portal. He is doing the best he can, and so are the reactions of people when asked about him.
The Current Youngest Queen in the World
Taking the throne of the Kingdom of Bhutan at the age of 21, Jetsun Pema is the world’s youngest living queen. Coming from a royal family herself (her paternal great-grandfather was lord of the eastern province of Tashigang), the queen is ‘passionate about arts’ and learned to love art while studying in India. She finally studied Psychology and Art History at Regent’s University in London.
The queen truly represents her people and is an active participant in causes ranging from environment, conservation to advocacy. Social media users also appreciate her clothing style! Well, when you always have people’s attention, it is important to look good too, and she has a great sense of fashion.
They are the current youngest holders of the crown, but not the youngest in history. Kings and queens have been titled as early as in the womb! Did you know King Henry VI became the king of English when he was 8 months old? And Sobhuza II became King of Swaziland before he could take his first step! Other famous personalities were as young as 2 months old and barely teenagers. This is a charming piece of information to be known.
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