Happy Birthday to Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso of Lesotho, who turns 43 today! The eldest daughter of Thekiso Motšoeneng and ‘Makarabo, she was born Anna Karabo Motšoeneng and educated at the Machabeng International College in Maseru and the National University of Lesotho, where she met King Letsie III. She became the first commoner to marry into the Lesotho Royal Family, in 2000, and became particularly close to her late mother-in-law, Queen ‘Mamohato. King Letsie and Queen ‘Masenate have three children, Princess Senate, Princess ‘Maseeiso, and Prince Lerotholi. The Queen is a patron of a number of organizations, including the Lesotho Red Cross Society, the SOS Children’s Village, and the Machabeng International College, and she has also done work with HIV/AIDS patients. I wish HM a very Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns!