|Predecessor Amha Selassie|
Issue Princess Lideta
|Name Zera Amha|
House Solomonic Dynasty
|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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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.
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.
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.
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.