In 1982, the small kingdom of Swaziland was shocked when His Majesty, King Sobhuza II, passed away at the age 83 at the Embo State House. The king died after a successful reign of sixty years and was the longest reigning monarch in the world at the time. King Mswati III ascended the throne in 1986 at the age of 18 - as the youngest reigning monarch in the world.
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