Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso

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'Masenate Mohato Seeiso
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Queen Consort of Lesotho
Reign 18 February 2000 – present
Predecessor 'Mamohato
Spouse Letsie III of Lesotho
Issue Princess Senate
Princess 'M'aSeeiso
Prince Lerotholi
Full name
Anna Karabo Mots'oeneng
House House of Moshesh
(by marriage)
Father Thekiso Mots'oeneng
Mother 'Makarabo
Born (1976-06-02) 2 June 1976 (age 38)
Mapoteng, Berea District
Religion Roman Catholicism

Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso (born June 2, 1976) is the Queen Consort of King Letsie III of Lesotho.

Royal Family of Lesotho
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She was born as Anna Karabo Mots'oeneng in Mapoteng in the Berea District the eldest child of Thekiso Mots'oeneng and his wife 'Makarabo. In 1990 Queen 'Masenate enrolled at the Machabeng International College in Maseru and studied there until 1996. In 1997 she attended the National University of Lesotho and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree.[1]

She also holds a First Aid Certificate.[2]


In October 1999, two years into her studies, she became engaged to King Letsie III of Lesotho. They were married on February 18, 2000 in the Lesotho Capital of Maseru.[3] The marriage was the first time in the history of modern Lesotho where a royal had married a commoner.[4]

Queen 'Masenate and King Letsie have three children.



  •  Lesotho : Dame Grand Cross of the Most Dignified Order of Moshoeshoe.[6]
  •  Lesotho : Prince Mohato Award Bronze Medal (06/1993).[7]
Monarchical styles of
Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso of Lesotho
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Reference style Her Majesty
Spoken style Your Majesty
Alternative style Ma'am


Title last held by
Queen Consort of Lesotho