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Crown Prince Shwebomin
Crown Prince Shwebomin

Crown Prince Shwebomin (Burmese: Shwe Bo Min Tha Gyi, meaning "Prince of Shwebo", born in 1942) is a Pretender to the throne of Burma, the last king of Burma, Thibaw Min, who was deposed by the British in 1886. This of Prince Shwebomin is Release for Fair Use and is availble to see at site http://www. ... This of Prince Shwebomin is Release for Fair Use and is availble to see at site http://www. ... This article is about the year. ... A Pretender is a claimant to an abolished or already occupied throne. ... Thibaw Min (or simply Thibaw, Theebaw, or Theobaw) (1858 – December 19, 1916) was the last king of Burma (now Myanmar). ... 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ...



Shwebomin was born in Magwe near Bagan (the former capital of first Burmese empire). He claims distant descent from the Bagan line of emperors of the first Burmese empire through Hsinbyushin, "Lord of the White Elephant", Konbaung Dynasty. Categories: Southeast Asia geography stubs | Burma ... Temples in Pagan. ... Meaning ruler and master of white elephants. ... The Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885) was the last Burmese dynasty. ...

Shwebomin has cited Lord of the White Elephant as his maternal grandmother's great-great-grandfather but has not provided documented evidence. There is no record of a previous prince of Shwebo in Burmese royalty and historically the Burmese throne did not pass through lineage but to whomever was the most politically or militarily able to hold it.

Life in Exile

Shwebomin is a Professor at East London College, Leytonstone, United Kingdom and holds masters degrees in Business Administration, Political Philosophy, Thermodynamics and International Relations. A professor (Latin: one who publicly professes to be an expert) (or prof for short) is a senior teacher, lecturer and researcher, usually in a college or university. ... East London College is located London, in the United Kingdom. ... Leytonstone is a place in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... Political philosophy is the study of the fundamental questions about the state, government, politics, property, law and the enforcement of a legal code by authority: what they are, why they are needed, what makes a government legitimate, what rights and freedoms it should protect and why, what form it should... Thermodynamics (from the Greek thermos meaning heat and dynamis meaning power) is a branch of physics that studies the effects of temperature, pressure, and volume changes on physical systems at the macroscopic scale. ... International Relations (IR), a branch of political science, is the study of foreign affairs of and relations among states within the international system, including the roles of states, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and multinational corporations (MNCs). ...

Shwebomin is honorary treasurer of the Southeast Asia Imperial & Royal League and works with Prince Mangkra Souvannaphouma of Laos as Secretary-General. The Southeast Asia Imperial & Royal League was established on December 16, 1993, in the United Kingdom near the House of Commons, by Prince Nguyen Phuc Buu Chanh of Vietnam, Prince Mangkra Souvannaphouma of Laos, Prince Shwebomin of Burma. ... Prince Mangkra Souvannaphouma of Laos (born in 1938) is the son of Prince Khampeng Souvannaphouma. ...

Shwebomin has publicised both his work with Marie de Roland-Peel of the British Committee for Free Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia & Burma, an organization involved in charitable and social programs meant to improve living conditions in Burma and his role as a Patron of the Philip Green Memorial Trust, a non-profit that helps children in the United Kingdom, by providing education opportunities and social programs. Madame Marie de Roland-Peel, accepting a 24 carat gold replica of Plaque dOr de Decoration on behalf of Prince Nguyen Phuc Buu Chanh and Princess Phan Lien representing the Vietnamese Imperial Family Madame Marie de Roland-Peel is the General Secretary of the British Committee for Free Vietnam... The British Committee for Free Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia & Burma is an organization that is based in the United Kingdom and their goal is to work to improve social and charitable programs for the people in their countries and have a open dialogue of communication with the government of their nations... Generally, patronage is the act of supporting or favoring some person, group, or institution. ... The Philip Green Memorial Trust The Philip Green Memorial Trust (PGMT), was formed in 1985 by Cyril Paskin following the death of his close friend and fellow philanthropist, Philip Green. ...


Some people doubt his claims to be a crown prince or a royal pretender, because his alleged ancestor Sinphyushin is a king of 18th century, and as a result there are thousands of other direct descendants of the king Sinphyushin or his successor kings. One may argue that if Mr Shwebomin has a claim for the crown of Burma (had one still exist), all of these thousands of royal descendants can also claim it equally, or some of them even more righteously.

Accordingly, some critics assert Shwebomin's use of the English-language title Crown Prince is inappropriate since the existence of a Burmese crown prince is an impossibility. Critics also point out that Shwebominthargyi would be the correct title (not name) if a crown prince did exist. Crown Princess redirects here, for the ship, see Crown Princess (ship). ...


  • "It lifts my spirits because we are fighting for democracy and freedom today in Burma"
  • "I had to go, I had no choice. As the oldest of five boys I was considered the most important. I was someone who had to be protected at all costs."

See also

  • History of Burma

The History of Burma (Myanmar) is long and complex. ...

External links

  • A Royal Encounter: Interview of Prince Shwebomin by University of Leeds
  • The Philip Green Memorial Trust: Prince Shwebomin is listed on the first row left side
  • Prince Shwebomin visits Majolika studios (Photos)
  • Prince Shwebomin speaking to Jewish war veterans gathered at Arlington National Cemetery by Washington Times

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Speaking exclusively to the Guardian, HRH Prince Shwebomin, the Crown Prince of Burma, has told of his 43 heart-breaking years of exile from his family and country.
In July 1961, Prince Shwebomin saw and spoke to his parents and four younger brothers for the last time before boarding a flight to England.
I was someone who had to be protected at all costs." Prince Shwebomin AN exiled Burmese prince is living and working as a teacher in Leytonstone.
Shwebomin (286 words)
Shwebomin (meaning Prince of Schwebo, born in 1942) is a pretender to the throne of Burma.
Shwebomin is a teacher at East London College, Leytonstone and reportedly holds masters degrees in business administration, political philosophy, thermodynamics and international relations.
Shwebomin is honorary treasurer of the Southeast Asia Imperial & Royal League, whose president is Nguyen Phuc Buu Chanh of Vietnam with Mangkra Souvannaphouma of Laos as the secretary-general.
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