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Prince Asfa-Wossen Visits Monkton Combe School With His Family

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It was in Bath, the south west town of England where his uncle the then Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia spend his time during the Italian invasion. He has strong ties with Bath as he had attended the nearby Monkton Combe School during his teenage hood. Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate, a great-nephew of the late emperor Haile Selassie visited the senior school in Church Lane on Sunday July 19.

The prince, who is a best-selling author and lives in Germany, came with his two sisters, his brother-in-law and an array of nephews and nieces.

Prince Asserate Kassa, the former governor and viceroy of Eritrea, attended the school from 1937 to 1938.

In 1988, he established the Prince Asserate Kassa prize for outstanding sportsmanship, which is awarded annually.

Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate donated a ceremonial Ethiopian Coptic cross to the school's chapel in memory of his father.

He has strong ties with Bath as his great-uncle Haile Selassie lived in the city, between 1936 and 1941 at Fairfield House, during his years in exile.