With days of monarchy long gone, it is hard to come across royals nowadays. But whenever you do, it becomes something worth sharing. Today we are going to meet the Royal Prince of Nagaland. Yes! You heard that right. We are going to Nagaland.
In Longwa village, bordering Myanmar, the Chief was blessed with a baby boy. The arrival of the Royal Baby was long awaited. And after the prince was born, he was named Aluh Ngowang Konyak. It is to be noted that the newborn prince is the 7th child and the only son, hence heir to the the Chief.
And when he grows up to assume charge from his father, the prince will have 8 villages fall under his authority which includes 2 from Arunachal, 3 from Myanmar and 3 from Nagaland(India). Truly a global prince indeed.
It is to be noted that the international boundary between Myanmar and India runs right through the middle of the Angh Palace which divide his house into two halves,one half falling under Myanmar and one under India side. There is a popular joke on this saying the chief dines in India and sleeps in Myanmar.
Longwa was established long before the borders were drawn between India and Myanmar in 1970. Not knowing how to divide the community between two countries, officials decided that the border would pass through the village and leave the tribe undisturbed. Today, Longwa straddles the international border, with one side of the border pillar containing messaging written in Burmese, and the other side written in Hindi.