His Majesty King Lhagyari Trichen Wangchuk of Tibet

His Majesty The King of Tibet on the day of his coronation with His Holiness The Dalai Lama and the rest of the Royal family

His Majesty The King of Tibet on the day of his coronation in Dharamsala (India) with His Holiness The Dalai Lama and the other members of the Royal Family.

I have not had the honour of meeting the young King of Tibet who was crowned in religeous and deeply moving ceremony in Dharamsala in 2004 when he was only 12 years old. His father, King Lhagyari Trichen Namgyal Gyatso, spent two decades in prison after the Chinese took over Tibet more than 60 years ago and was later released when he managed to escape with the Royal Family to Dharamsala to join the Dalai Lama in exile.

I have had the honour though, of being in touch with him and of following his activities which our outstanding for a young man of his age who is totally dedicated to the welfare of his people.
In 2008, His Majesty actively was involved in the shoot of the film “Tibet is my Country”, filmed mostly in north India, and narrated by the King himself. It highlights life among young Tibetan refugees in northern India and the stark choices they must make about where to live, what language to speak, and the erosion of their identity as Tibetans.
He was also part of the stunning documentary ” The Day When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun.”
As the last remaining descendant of Tibetan kings, who was mentored from an early age by the Dalai Lama, the 22-year-old knows all too well that millions of people suffering in his homeland don’t enjoy the same freedoms.
His Majesty is currently travelling America talking about the plight of his people though bears no hatred towards the Chinese.
The King is undoubtedly a remarkable young leader excited for the future, passionate about his work, and ready for the challenges ahead. While his royal rank, life goals and experiences, and responsibilities to Tibet surely distinguish him from his peers and most other people on the planet, one of the most incredible things that truly separates him and makes him exceptional is his humility.
He is a leader, no matter what the future holds, and his experiences, love of people, and humble attitude will surely be the traits in his character that bring him and his cause far in life.
The young monarch has already accomplished so much to serve and honour his people, and his diplomatic, gentle, and humble character will surely be a part of how he uses his education and leadership skills to help his nation, fearlessly giving voice to Tibetans and their struggles

One day, I hope he will return to the homeland he has never been to, as a constitutional king. His Majesty is at the total service of his country and his people and is devoted to His Holiness the Dalai Lama who has been his mentor since his early years and who has supervised his education.

I have also been in touch with his mother, Her Majesty Queen Mother Lhagyari Phuntsok Dolkar who resides in the Unites States to be close to His Majesty and his younger sister, H.R.H. Princess Lhagyary Namgyal DOlkar who is the Vice president Gu Chum Sum Movement of Tibet and resides in Dharamsala , also working actively for the wellbeing of her fellow Tibetans.
I can only say that the Tibetan Roya Family is exemplary.

I would like to thank His Majesty from this post for his lovely endorsement to my latest novel, co-authored with my sister Charis, ” The Twilight of the Fourth World.”

general banki moonHis Majesty with General Banki Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations in New York.

 

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Carlos Mundy

Carlos Mundy, the current Count of Mondaye ( a Norman title that dates back to the XI century!) , was born in Bilbao (Spain) but lived in London until the age of twelve, when he moved to Madrid (Spain) with his parents and brothers. He studied in Spain and went to University to study journalism. During those years he was already working as a freelance journalist for several Spanish magazines. AT the age of 19 he took off on a round the world tour for two years working as a model to make ends meet. On his return he founded a model agency in 1982 which he managed until 1996 and became the top agency in Spain with offices in Madrid and Barcelona. During those years he traveled the world extensively on scouting trips and he also continued working as a freelance journalist doing interviews to top fashion designers, heads of state and celebrities. He also wrote many travel pieces: his passion. In the year 2000 he founded Metaphore Magazine: Creative Culture, a must read in the Spanish publishing scene. The magazine was a monthly that lasted two years. In 2003 he published the Spanish version of The Rainbow Warrior, co- written with his sister Charis and that was published in the US in 2007. His next book, The Toucan Lodge was published simultaneously in the UK and the US in 2009 and its Spanish publication in 2010. The novel was re-released in the UK in 2011 under the title Gestapo Lodge. This was followed by the publication of the successful historical novel, "The Romanov Lost Icon and the Enigma of Anastasia" (Thames River Press) in 2013, co-written with historian Marie Stravlo. 2015 has seen the publication of an epic fantasy co-written again with his sister Charis, "The Twilight of the Fourth World," inspired by the teachings of His Holiness The Dalai Lama and the Hopi Indian prophecies. Before the end of the year his latest historical novel, "The Indian Kings of France: The fascinating story of the Bourbons of Bhopal" is expected to be published. Carlos is currently working on the production of Unforgettable, a tribute to the Legends of Hollywood which is scheduled to start shooting in Jodphur (India) in 2017 with a fabulous cast of legends. Carlos is a show jumper and when time permits, he continues to paint. He had two successful exhibits in the nineties. He is also a member of The Comite de APoyo al Tibet. The Spanish NGO, that has lobbied successfully to have the Spanish courts start criminal proceedings against Chinese Communist leaders for Crimes against Humanity committed in occupied Tibet. He was made a Knight of the Royal Order of the Principality of Hutt River in 2007, became a Knight of the Ecumenic Order of Malta in 2011 and received THE WOMEN TOGETHER AWARD at the United Nations for his philanthropic anonymous work with Tibet. He is currently Chancellor of Foreign Affairs of the Ecumenical Knights of Malta.

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