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Zera Yacob Amha Selassie

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Predecessor  Amha Selassie
Issue  Princess Lideta

Name  Zera Amha
House  Solomonic Dynasty
Zera Yacob Amha Selassie Zera Yacob Amha Selassie Crown Prince of Ethiopia Ethiogrio
Time  17 February 1997 – Present
Heir-Presumptive  Prince Wossen Seged, Duke of Harar
Born  17 August 1953 (age 67) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (1953-08-17)
Spouse  Nunu Getaneh (divorced)
Father  Amha Selassie of Ethiopia
Parents  Medferiashwork Abebe, Amha Selassie
Children  Princess Lideta Zera Yacob
Education  University of Cambridge, Eton College
Grandparents  Haile Selassie, Menen Asfaw, Woizero Wossenyelesh Mengesha, Abebe Damtew
Similar People  Amha Selassie, Menen Asfaw, Haile Selassie, Yekuno Amlak

Zera yacob amha selassie crown prince of ethiopia


Zera Yacob Amha Selassie, Crown Prince of Ethiopia (Ge'ez ዘርአ ያዕቆብ አምሃ ሥላሴ; born 17 August 1951) is the grandson of Emperor Haile Selassie and son of Emperor-in-Exile Amha Selassie of Ethiopia. He has been head of the Imperial House of Ethiopia since 17 February 1997 and is currently recognized as such by the self-styled Crown Council of Ethiopia.

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Biography

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He attended Eton College and graduated from Exeter College, Oxford. He was named "Acting Crown Prince" and heir presumptive to the Imperial throne of Ethiopia in 1974 by his grandfather, Emperor Haile Selassie, following his father's severe stroke a year earlier.

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Following the fall of the Ethiopian monarchy, Prince Zera Yacob completed his studies at Oxford in the mid-seventies and went on to work briefly as a banker in the United States. He then returned to London to be closer to his parents. He was married and had a daughter, Princess Lideta Zera Yacob, but was subsequently divorced from his wife. He briefly accompanied his father Amha Selassie when he moved to Virginia in the US in 1989, but later returned to England and resided for a time in Manchester. He was named heir apparent by his father Crown Prince Asfaw Wossen, when the Crown Prince assumed the title of Emperor-in-Exile in April 1989.

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Crown Prince Zera Yacob has been regarded as head of the Imperial Family of Ethiopia since the death of his father on 17 February 1997. He is currently living in Addis Abeba.

Patronages

  • Executive Director of the Ethiopian Peace Foundation (EPF) since 2002.
  • Charity

    Prince Zera Yacob is the sovereign of the Imperial Ethiopian Order of Saint Mary of Zion and bestows awards to individuals for their outstanding service of assistance to the people of Ethiopia.

    National dynastic honours

  • Sovereign Knight Grand Collar of the Imperial Order of Solomon (House of Solomon)
  • Sovereign Knight Grand Cordon of the Imperial Order of the Seal of Solomon (House of Solomon)
  • Sovereign Knight Grand Cordon with Collar of the Imperial Order of the Queen of Sheba (House of Solomon)
  • Sovereign Knight Grand Cordon with Collar of the Order of the Holy Trinity (House of Solomon)
  • Sovereign Knight Grand Cordon with Collar of the Imperial Order of Emperor Menelik II (House of Solomon)
  • Sovereign Knight Grand Cordon with Collar of the Imperial Order of Emperor Haile Selassie I (House of Solomon)
  • Sovereign Knight Grand Cordon of the Imperial Order of the Lion (House of Solomon)
  • Sovereign Knight Grand Cordon of the Imperial Order of the Star of Ethiopia (House of Solomon)
  • Sovereign Knight Grand Cordon of the Imperial Order of Saint Anthony (House of Solomon)
  • Sovereign and Recipient of the Silver Anniversary Medal of Emperor Haile Selassie I and Empress Menen (House of Solomon)
  • Sovereign and Recipient of the Emperor Haile Selassie I Ruby Jubilee and 75th Birthday Medal (House of Solomon)
  • Sovereign and Recipient of the 100th Anniversary Medal of the Victory of Adwa (House of Solomon)
  • Foreign orders

  • Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Lazarus (Orléans-French Royal Family)
  • Knight Grand Cordon with Collar of the Imperial Order of St. Andrew (Russian Imperial Family)
  • Knight Grand Collar of the Royal Order of the Drum (Rwandan Royal Family)
  • References

    Zera Yacob Amha Selassie Wikipedia


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