YOUNGEST RULING MONARCH IN WORLD - When a 3 and-a-half-year-old King ascended the royal dais to become the undisputed titular head of the 180-year Toro Kingdom, those who witnessed the occasion couldn't help but marvel at the extent to which culture can go. King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, to give him his full title, has since his enthronement entered the Guinness Book of records as the youngest reigning king in the world.

YOUNGEST RULING MONARCH IN WORLD - When a 3 and-a-half-year-old King ascended the royal dais to become the undisputed titular head of the 180-year Toro Kingdom, those who witnessed the occasion couldn't help but marvel at the extent to which culture can go. King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, to give him his full title, has since his enthronement entered the Guinness Book of records as the youngest reigning king in the world.

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West African royalty; note the symbols adorning the headdress, similar to that of Hathor, as well the African Ankh apparent on the staff.

West African royalty; note the symbols adorning the headdress, similar to that of Hathor, as well the African Ankh apparent on the staff.

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there was such thing as African royalty. You just wont read about it in school...
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Africa | Last queen of Rwanda, Rosalie Gicanda, married King Mutara Rudahigwa (Mutara II) in 1942. Mutara was a Tutsi tribesman | Photographer and date of this photo unknown.

Africa | Last queen of Rwanda, Rosalie Gicanda, married King Mutara Rudahigwa (Mutara II) in 1942. Mutara was a Tutsi tribesman | Photographer and date of this photo unknown.

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