List of monarchs of Eswatini

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This article lists the monarchs (Ngwenyamas) of Eswatini (known as Swaziland for most of its history).

The King of Eswatini (also known as Ingwenyama) rules alongside the Queen Mother (also known as Ndlovukati). The role of the king has historically been as the head or father of the nation while the Queen Mother is the spiritual leader of the nation.[1]

Ancient Kings/Chiefs of the Swazi people (pre–1745)[edit]

Kings of Swaziland (1745–1903)[edit]

Paramount Chiefs under British rule (1903–1968)[edit]

Kings of Eswatini (1968–present)[edit]

NameLifespanReign startReign endNotesFamilyImage
Sobhuza II(1899-07-22)22 July 1899 – 21 August 1982(1982-08-21) (aged 83)2 September 196821 August 1982Son of Ngwane VHouse of DlaminiSobhuza II of Swaziland
Mswati III (1968-04-19) 19 April 1968 (age 51)25 April 1986IncumbentSon of Sobhuza IIHouse of DlaminiMswati III of Swaziland
"Authorized Person" during the minority of King Mswati III
Regents during the minority of King Mswati III

Royal Standard[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kuper, Hilda (1980). An African Aristocracy: Rank Among the Swazi. Africana Pub. ISBN 0841905819.

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