Who was Prince Alemayehu, and why does Buckingham Palace refuse to return his body?
The Ethiopian prince is buried in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle
© Getty Images
Buckingham Palace recently issued a statement declining the request for the remains of Prince Alemayehu to be returned to his homeland of Ethiopia. The prince, who was brought to the UK in the 1800s as a seven-year-old orphan, died at the age of 18 and is currently buried in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. But how much do we know about the Ethiopian prince, and why is Buckingham Palace refusing to comply with Ethiopia's request?
In this gallery, we explore the story of Prince Alemayehu and how he ended up living and dying on British soil. Click on to discover more about this fascinating piece of history.
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
- Last Hour
- Last Day
- Last Week
HEALTH Human body
Emotional overeating: why it happens, and how to deal with it
HEALTH Men's health