|Princess Sara Gizaw|
|Dowager Duchess of Harar|
|Born||1 January 1928|
|Spouse||Prince Makonnen, Duke of Harar|
|Issue||Prince Paul Wossen, Duke of Harar
Prince Beede Mariam
|Religion||Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo|
HIH Princess Maryam Senna
She was educated at the Royal Infirmary Nursing School of Edinburgh.
She is the mother of five sons, Paul Wossen Seged Makonnen, Mikael Makonnen, Tefferi Makonnen, Beede Mariam Makonnen and the late Dawit Makonnen (also known as Makonnen Makonnen). In her day, Princess Sara was renowned as one of the most beautiful women at the Court of the Emperor of Ethiopia. She was widowed in 1957 when her husband, the Duke of Harar, was killed in a car accident. She often accompanied the Emperor on foreign visits, and acted as one of his official hostesses along with Princess Tenagnework after the death of Empress Menen.
Princess Sara was imprisoned with the other women of the Imperial Family of Ethiopia in 1974, and was released from prison in 1988. She currently resides in Addis Ababa. Princess Sara's eldest son, Prince Paul Wossen Seged (current titular Duke of Harar) is second in line to the Ethiopian throne, and is expected eventually to become heir presumptive as the current claimant, Crown Prince Zera Yacob Amha Selassie has no legitimate son.
Titles, styles and honours
|Reference style||Her Imperial Highness|
|Spoken style||Your Imperial Highness|
Titles and styles
- 1 January 1928 - 10 February 1946: Sara Gizaw
- 10 February 1946 - 13 May 1957: Her Imperial Highness Princess Sara, The Duchess of Harar
- 13 May 1957 - Present: Her Imperial Highness Princess Sara, The Dowager Duchess of Harar
National dynastic honours
- House of Solomon: Dame Grand Cordon of the Imperial Order of the Queen of Sheba
- House of Solomon: Recipient of the Silver Anniversary Medal of Emperor Haile Selassie I and Empress Menen
- House of Solomon: Recipient of the Emperor Haile Selassie I Ruby Jubilee and 75th Birthday Medal
- Germany: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
- Netherlands: Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the House of Orange
- "Ethiopia Frees 7 Relatives of Haile Selassie". The New York Times. Reuters. 22 May 1988. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
- Paul B. Henze, Layers of Time (New York: Palgrave, 2000), p. 260
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