King Letsie III celebrates 54th birthday

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Lesotho King Letsie III and Queen Masenate have arrived at the Leshoboro stadium in Mafeteng for celebrations to mark the Kings 54th birthday. He was welcomed by Prime Minister Tom Thabane and Ministers and members of the diplomatic corps and the people of Mafeteng are also attending.

The King was born at Scott Hospital in Morija on the 17 July 1963.

Basotho have braved a very cold July morning to wish the King Happy birthday.The ceremonial horse escort of the Lesotho Mounted Police ushered the King and Queen into the stadium.

The security forces are formed in parade. A 21 gun salute broke the air as the army band played Happy birthday.

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– By Nthakoana Ngatane