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·Black kings, queens, princes, princesses, and other black members of royal families from Africa and Europe.
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QUEEN AMINA OF ZARIA (16th century) Queen Bakwa Turunku built the capital of Zazzau at Zaria. The entire state of Zazzau was renamed Zaria, which is now a province in present-day Nigeria.It was her elder daughter Amina who inherited her mother's warlike nature. Amina is credited for creating strong walls around the city.Her mother's reign was known for peace and prosperity, she chose to learn military skills from the warriors. Amina emerged as the leading warrior of Zazzua cavalry.
Tiye, Queen of Kemet, 14th Century BC Apart from being a glorious mother, Tiye, was a heady queen who gained the title of "Great Royal Wife." She had absolute independence to converse with the highest-ranking political leaders who also held her in high esteem.her husband indulged himself in the palace harem.She made him build shrines for her and a palace with an magnificent pond for her to gaze into.The moral of the tale is that by staying focused & being in the know, no one to rival with you.
Candace, Empress of Ethiopia, 300 BC. You gotta love a woman who used war-elephants to battle Alexander the Great. Alex was in for a good bit of spanking if he was to invading Ethiopia and face this fierce woman-led army. Candace was well-aware that in any war that is ever fought, there exist two battles: physical and mental. In a moment of life or death, she chose the right tactics to win the right one of these battles and save her kingdom and people.Be inventive to achieve your goal.
18th birthday and coronation celebrations of the Uganda's King of the Tooro Kingdom: Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV
Africa | King Chevy-Zeh Jean Gervais King of Korou Kingdom in the Ivory Coast while attending the18th birthday and coronation celebrations of Uganda's King of the Tooro Kingdom, King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, in Karuzika Royal Palace at Fort Portal, Uganda | © Benedicte Desrus
Queen Dowager Rosalie Gicanda (died 20 April 1994) was the wife of Rwandan Mwami (King in the Kinyarwanda language) Mutara III of Rwanda. After her husband died in mysterious circumstances in 1959, the Rwandan monarchy lasted only two more years, coming to an end in 1961. However, the Queen continued to live in Butare Province, Rwanda along with her mother and several ladies-in-waiting.
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Africa | Nyim Kot a Mbweeky III wearing royal dress 'labot latwool'; royal headdress known as 'Shody'; necklace 'Lashyaash' made of leopard teeth; sword 'Mbombaam', lance 'Mbwoom Ambady' and other items of royal adornement. Bungamba village, Congo (DR) | © Eliot Elisofon, 1970
* Adioukrou Queen Mother “In Ghana, the display of gold at the Ashanti’s king jubilee in 1995 was unsurpassed in splendor. This Adioukrou Queen mother, attending the jubilee, indicates her status by wearing gold turtle and crocodile talismans in her hair. Bedecked with gold jewelry and gold dust makeup, she exhibits her husband’s authority and worth.” Photo by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher