Meet Prince Alemayehu: Biography, Spouse, Children, Net Worth, And Cause Of Death

Prince Alemayehu was the son of Emperor Tewodros II and Empress Tiruwork Wube of Ethiopia.

Alemayehu’s father, Emperor Tewodros II died by suicide after his defeat by the British, led by Sir Robert Napier, at the conclusion of the British Expedition to Abyssinia in 1868.

Who is Prince Alemayehu?

Prince Alemayehu was the son of Emperor Tewodros II and Empress Tiruwork Wube of Ethiopia.

Full name: Dejazmatch Alemayehu Simyen Tewodoros

Date of birth: 23 April 1861

Place of birth: Amba Mariam, Ethiopia

Place of burial: Windsor Castle, Windsor, United Kingdom, St George’s Chapel, Windsor, United Kingdom

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Nationality: Ethiopian/British

Net worth: Undisclosed

Education: Lockers Park School, Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Far Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire,

Religion: Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo

After the Battle of Magdala (now referred to by its correct name, Maqdala), the young prince was taken to Britain, under the care of Captain Tristram Speedy.

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It is believed by some that Alemayehu was kidnapped after the British attack of his home and ransacking of the royal treasures by soldiers and others, including a staff member of the British museum.

Controversies around his body

As of 2023, Buckingham Palace had denied the request, saying that it would be impossible to remove Alemayehu’s remains “without disturbing the resting place of a substantial number of others in the vicinity”.

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