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Toledo 05-09-2006 06:17 AM

Burma/Myanmar Royalty
News on the former Kingdom of Burma (in Spanish we call it Birmania) now called Myanmar

Toledo 05-09-2006 06:21 AM

While the monarchy in Nepal seems to be fading away the monarchy in Burma seems to be coming back.

Burmese general takes up royal powers, keeping rivals isolated

...the senior general in Burma, who has adorned himself with regal trappings, switched his junta to one-man rule and ordered the Government to move to a new city whose name, Nay Pyi Daw, means "royal capital"...

General Than Shwe, 74, and his wife Kyaing Kyaing, have adopted the airs of ancient Burmese royalty, taking elaborate titles and performing temple rites once reserved for kings and queens, under the guidance of astrologers. They have built a residence in the new capital for which Italian marble was and replaced by choice polished stone from China, the junta's keenest friend.

Toledo 05-09-2006 06:23 AM

Kings and leaders of Burma/Myanmar 1044-1900

Toledo 05-09-2006 06:26 AM

An Interview with Gustaaf Houtman, January 2004
The Culture of Burmese Politics

Burmese political culture has been in transition ever since the demise of the monarchy and even before but experienced a crisis after national independence. It is not actually a stable system—some elements hark back to past, mostly authoritarian role models, while others anticipate a reformed political system based on new role models. Both borrow outside ideas. Immediately prior to annexation Burma was close to transforming itself, as had Thailand, into a constitutional monarchy but failed to do so...

... The country is no longer unified as it once was through royal ritual and marriage alliances, and military authority cannot hold it together forever. So new political models, political cultures, urgently need to be explored and developed if the country is to be saved from what sometimes seems like an interminable political crisis.

GlitteringTiaras 03-15-2008 02:46 AM

Here is an interesting article regarding Myanmar's (Burma) last royal.


Taw Paya is the sole surviving grandson of the former Burma's last monarch, King Thibaw, exiled to India by the British in 1885. The blue blood flowing in his veins does not make him immune to recrimination, but it certainly helps.

David V 11-15-2010 05:38 AM

Burma's frontier regions were administered separately from Burma proper during British rule. They were largely left to their devices, the Shan and Karenni states were autonomous principalities. In fact, the first President of independent Burma was a Shan prince.

The Shan and Karenni states had the right to secede from Burma after 10 years, which was likely a reason behind the 1962 coup. Members of the Shan royal houses suffered like many others did, many of whom have continued to lead the movement.

Kasumi 06-25-2011 06:06 PM

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Shan princess 'returns' home after 79 years in exile

She was Sao Ohn Nyunt, the Shan princess who will remain forever young and forever beautiful, caught in the timelessness of art in a portrait by Sir Gerald Kelly, a British artist who, as a favourite painter of the British Royal Family, was knighted in 1945.

Thet Paing Soe, an avid art lover and businessman, said it took many months of negotiation with the prestigious Maas Gallery of Mayfair, London, before he could bring her [the painting] home.

v The portrait.

ortiz 07-04-2011 05:23 AM

A nice video featuring the royals of Burma whose pictures and portraits start to appear about halfway through

YouTube - ‪Royal Burma‬‏

Rhys82192 05-07-2012 09:45 PM

The Mandalay Palace in Mandalay, one of the most famous cities in Burma, is the home of Burma's last Monarchy. Mandalay Palace is the was the primary Royal Residence of King Mindon and King Thibaw, the last two kings of Burma:
Mandalay Palace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Warren 05-08-2012 12:42 PM

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As the Wikipedia photos are not subject to copyright they can be reproduced here.

v The Mandalay Palace complex and moat
The Palace was largely destroyed during WWII. Reconstruction began in 1989 and retains the overall design of the original.
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Blog Real 08-18-2015 10:02 PM

Prince Taw Phaya:

This family has an official site?

And what are the latest news about this family?

Ceallach 08-20-2015 01:23 AM

recent articles

Myanmar’s Royal Legacy | The Diplomat

Blog Real 08-20-2015 08:38 AM


Originally Posted by Ceallach (Post 1811683)

Thanks for the articles. Very interesting. :flowers:

Blog Real 05-12-2016 12:39 PM

Mandalay Palace

eya 10-10-2016 02:50 AM

Burmese prince dies in small Alberta town after years living in exile | Calgary Herald

eya 12-26-2016 11:09 AM

"Myanmar's lost Royals"

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