iflix
Could Yogyakarta get its first female sultan?

Could Yogyakarta get its first female sultan?

  • TV-G
  • 2019
  • 3mins
In 2015 Yogyakarta's Sultan Hamengku Buwono X decreed that his own royal title be tweaked to make it gender-neutral. The sultan - who has five daughters and no sons - then bestowed on his eldest daughter a new title: and quot;Mangkabum and quot;. The title had traditionally been reserved for male princes groomed for the throne. Could Indonesia's last monarchy eventually get a female sultan?