"Julio Pinedo lives with his wife in a small apartment atop a store in Mururata, #Bolivia. For a living, he farms coca leaves and other crops, and in his downtime, he likes to watch television. Julio lives a humble life — especially if you consider his lineage. This modest monarch can trace his roots to Senegal, where his ancestor Prince Uchicho was enslaved by the Spaniards in 1820 and forced to work in Bolivian silver mines. In 1992, Julio was given the ceremonial title of king after a historian set about to find the prince's heir. Since then, he has been known as King Don Julio I. The photographer @susana_giron_photo spent time with the king and his wife, Queen Angelica. See more photos on the #lensblog." By nytimes on Instagram.
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