"Tens of thousands of chanting, ... maidens have paraded before the King of Swaziland, many of them hoping to catch his eye and be picked out to become his 14th wife.
Unmarried girls and women of Swaziland gather for the annual Umhlanga at the residence of King Mswati III
The annual Umhlanga, or reed dance, which finishes today at the royal residence in Ludzidzini, is a magnificent display of national tradition and pride in one of Africa's smallest countries.
Officials claimed that 100,000 unmarried girls and women, almost 10 per cent of the entire population, presented the Queen Mother, or Indlovukazi - Great She-Elephant - with newly cut reeds to act as a windbreak around her compound.
As part of the ceremonies, Mswati III, Africa's last absolute monarch, is entitled to choose a new bride from among the maidens to add to his current 13 wives
. It is an honour that cannot be refused."
We talked so much about 4 what do you say about 14 :? :)