Queen celebrates birthday with senior
time to select a day on which the 20 contestants will join Her Majesty at Matsieng Royal Village in celebration of her birthday,” The Office indicated.
Her Majesty’s 40th birthday will continue to be celebrated throughout the year with various sports activities like horseracing and traditional games identified to mark this day. Her Majesty is the Patron of the Queen’s National Trust Fund aimed at assisting needy children in terms of high school education. The Fund was established by the late Queen Mother ’Mamohato Bereng Seeiso in 1985.
Many Basotho children have benefitted from this Fund through the payment of their educational costs.
In March 2012, Her Majesty Queen ’Masenate Mohato Bereng Seeiso officially launched the Lesotho Royal Rose, whose proceeds are used to meet the educational needs of the disadvantaged children.
Her Majesty the Queen is also Patron of a number of non-governmental organisations –a majority of which deal with child welfare-related matters for the disabled and care for the elderly, to mention but a few.
Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Bereng Seeiso was born on 2 June 1976 as Anna Karabo Motšoeneng in Mapoteng, Berea district. She is the eldest child of Ntate Thekiso and ‘Mé ‘Makarabo Motšoeneng.
In 1990, Her Majesty Queen ‘Masenate enrolled at the Mach abeng International College where she studied until 1996 before enrolling at the National University of Lesotho in 1997 with a preference of continuing her studies in the field of science. She wanted to be a Pharmacist. Halfway through her second year while pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree, the announcement of their engagement compelled her studies to be put on hold.
Juggling between Her Royal duties, motherhood and school, Her Majesty Queen ‘Masenate finally graduated from Colombia University in the City of New York, USA with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Economics in May, 2011. She also holds a First Aid Certificate from the Red Cross.