Monday, June 04, 2007

Prince's remains sought for ET millennium

...Ethiopian president has put in a formal request for the return of the remains of Prince Alemayehu.
His father, the Emperor Tewodros II, committed suicide after his defeat by the British at the Battle of Magdala in 1868.

The young boy was taken to Britain and sent to boarding scho
ol and officers' training school at Sandhurst, but died at age 18.

He was buried at Windsor Castle, with Queen Victoria describing as "too sad" his short life and early death.

The Ethiopian embassy in London says Windsor is now considering their request.