My grandpa has Alzheimer’s so he has no idea who my grandma is but everyday for the last three or four months he brings her in flowers from their garden and asks her to run away with him and be his wife and everyday she says she already is and everyday the smile my grandpa gets on his face is the most beautiful heartfelt thing I have ever seen.
She is the oldest of 23 children. Her father is King Mswati III. Swaziland is Africa’s last absolute monarch.
In 2001, Mswati III instituted the umchwasho – a traditional chastity rite – in Swaziland as a means of combatting the AIDS epidemic. The princess became a focus of controversy as, while she was staying abroad, she was not bound by the strictures of the umchwasho. While studying abroad, Princess Sikhanyiso has developed a reputation for ignoring or rebelling against her native country’s traditions. Sikhanyiso wears Western-style clothing something women in Swaziland are discouraged from doingThe Princess also criticized the institution of polygamy in Swaziland, saying “Polygamy brings all advantages in a relationship to men, and this to me is unfair and evil”.
Right now the Princess is in Australia working a masters degree at Sydney University.
Also I kinda really REALLY wanna be her friend. She seems pretty awesome.
I need to meet her. I mean, half my family is from Kenya…there has to be some way to get some international African awesomeness going on.