The Mornachy

Lesotho is a hereditary Constitutional Monarchy and the King is the Head of State. The King is designated by the College of Chiefs, in accordance with the customary law of Lesotho, upon the death of his predecessor or occurrence of a vacancy in the Office of King.

On succeeding to the throne, the King takes the Oath of Office of King in which he swears to obey and observe the provisions of the Constitution and all other laws of Lesotho. The King also swears to discharge his duties in a manner that will preserve the monarchy as a symbol of the unity of the Basotho Nation and to abstain from involving the monarchy in politics.