Myanmar’s Royal Legacy

When you visit the home of the long-lost heir to the Burmese throne, you’re not supposed to sit on a chair. Nor are you to sit on the wooden bench, above which hang black and white family portraits, including an image of Queen Supalayat and King Thibaw, the last in a line of absolute rulers. […]

Lost kingdom: Myanmar’s forgotten royals

In a modest Yangon apartment, the granddaughter of Myanmar’s last king lives poor and unrecognised by her neighbours — a far cry from the power and riches of her ancestor. Princess Hteik Su Phaya Gyi said the childhood days when her family had a bevy of servants and retained some of its royal status were […]