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

Stars Insider

28/09/23 | StarsInsider


Buckingham Palace issued a statement declining the request for the remains of Prince Alemayehu to be returned to his homeland of Ethiopia in 2023. 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.

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