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.

Queen Kahina Died in 705 AD. Fought against the ARAB incursion in N. Africa Her royal majesty(HRM) the Queen

Queen Kahina Died in 705 AD. Fought against the ARAB incursion in N. Africa Her royal majesty(HRM) the Queen

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.

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.

Lagos-based photojournalist George Osodi captures Nigerian royalty in all its brightly colored glory, combining traditional kinglike regalia...

Did You Know Nigerian Royalty Still Exists? (And Is Visually Gorgeous)

Lagos-based photojournalist George Osodi captures Nigerian royalty in all its brightly colored glory, combining traditional kinglike regalia...

Ugandan #Princess Ruth Komuntale of Toro. In 2012 the young princess went against all odds, chose love over tradition, and married her African American groom, Christopher Thomas.

Ugandan #Princess Ruth Komuntale of Toro. In 2012 the young princess went against all odds, chose love over tradition, and married her African American groom, Christopher Thomas.

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