Thailand soap angers family of Myanmar’s last king

The family of Myanmar’s last king hit out today at a Thai soap opera inspired by the palace intrigue of their ancestors, accusing Thailand of double standards in how it treats another country’s royals. Soe Win, the great grandson of Myanmar’s last monarch King Thibaw, told AFP his family were angered by “A Lady’s Flame”, […]

Descendants of Myanmar’s Last King Mark His Exile by Britain

More than a century after the British expelled Myanmar’s last king, descendants held an emotional ceremony in Mandalay’s Golden Palace today in a watershed moment for a country rediscovering its royal heritage after decades of colonialism and military rule. The last scions of the Konbaung dynasty gathered in the former seat of royal power as […]

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. […]