The Queen

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Her Majesty Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso (formerly Miss Anna Karabo Mots’oeneng) is the eldest daughter in a family of five children of Mr. Thekiso and Mrs. ‘Makarabo Mots’oeneng. She was born on June 2, 1976 in Mapoteng, Berea district. She belongs to the Roman Catholic Church where she was christened Anna.

She studied at Machabeng International College in Maseru from 1990-1996 where she completed her International General Certificate for Secondary Education and the International Baccalaureate Diploma. She met her spouse, His Majesty King Letsie III in 1996. In 1997, she enrolled at the National University of Lesotho (NUL) to pursue her Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree.

Her Majesty the Queen is Patron to, among others, the Lesotho Red Cross Society; SOS Children’s Village; People with Disabilities and the Machabeng International College. She is especially interested in projects that are aimed at helping people with disabilities to be better heard in their communities, and everywhere else around the country. Her Majesty the Queen believes that because of their vulnerability, these people need to be provided with special services/facilities. During Her schooling at the Machabeng College, Her Majesty was involved in community service at Angela School for the Disabled and Centre for the Blind.

It is Her Majesty the Queen’s strong contention that the silence surrounding the people infected with the HIV/AIDS should be broken. Her Majesty has had an opportunity to be involved in the HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaigns in the country, and has also visited several AIDS projects around the country. She has observed the care, love and support given to persons living with HIV/AIDS, particularly the orphans.Her Majesty the Queen won the Prince Mohato Award Bronze medal in June 1993 and she also holds a First Aid Certificate. As the Queen of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Her Majesty Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso becomes the Regent whenever His Majesty the King is absent from the country.