Talk:Yi Hae-won

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Isn't she Queen? Yeohwang means Queen, and the external links says she's Queen.

Yeohwang (여황) means empress, Yeowang (여왕) means queen. But of course she is neither, since Korea has not been a monarchy for almost a century. -- Visviva 06:29, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

National name problemEdit

Princess Yi Haewŏn (born April 24, 1919), a descendant of the Yi Dynasty (Empire of Korea) is a contender to the throne of Korea. She is a second daughter of Prince Imperial Ui of Korea, a fifth son of Emperor Gojong of Korea and his concubine, Lady Sudeokdang. Princess Yi Haewŏn is currently a disputed contender to the position of head of the Korean Imperial Household with her nephew Won, Hereditary Prince Imperial of Korea.[1][2] She is the eldest of the surviving daughters of Prince Imperial Ui.

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Princess Yi Haewŏn (born April 24, 1919), a descendant of the Yi Dynasty (Empire of Daehan) is a contender to the throne of Daehan. She is a second daughter of Prince Imperial Ui of Daehan, a fifth son of Emperor Gojong of Daehan and his concubine, Lady Sudeokdang. Princess Yi Haewŏn is currently a disputed contender to the position of head of the Daehan Imperial Household with her nephew Won, Hereditary Prince Imperial of Daehan.[1][2] She is the eldest of the surviving daughters of Prince Imperial Ui. --안성균 (talk) 09:16, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

Yi Haewon's recent newsEdit

It's ridiculous. Yi was Korean, and absolutely the contents from Korean wiki is the best place to introduce her, while what I did was translating and updating her recent death. If that's not reliable, it should have been tagged as "citations needed" or something. - George6VI (talk) 02:47, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

Alive?Edit

Any indication the Princess is still alive? as i can't seem to find anything --ThatBaileyLad (talk) 17:55, 30 January 2020 (UTC)

There were a few edits in 2017 claiming that she had died that year but it looked like petty vandalism to me and I reverted it and thought nothing more. She was definitely alive in 2006 as she received widespread coverage then. All sites that discuss the Korean royal family talk about her in the present tense. There is some doubt over her DOB, with some suggesting she was born in 1920. If that's the case, a 100th birthday new story may come along in a few months. I would certainly be surprised if she has passed away in the meantime off the radar. The South Koreans aren't particularly known for either suppression of news or having an incompetent press. Thanks --Jkaharper (talk) 18:38, 30 January 2020 (UTC)
Hi yeah I've heard rumors too she may have died in 2017 and yeah if she was born in 1920 we'll maybe hear about it so i guess we'll wait till April and see thanks. --ThatBaileyLad (talk) 18:51, 30 January 2020 (UTC)
Someone has edited her Korean page again to show she died on 8 February 2020, but it seems vandalism again.--79.24.121.76 (talk) 19:43, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
Now sadly confirmed to have died. I've added the Korean news source and updated the page. Seems to be some confusion over her age. The news article says she was 103 but most sources state she was born 1919. Thanks --Jkaharper (talk) 12:15, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
Well well i'm honestly shocked she was still alive as i definitely thought she would have passed away long before 2020. --ThatBaileyLad (talk) 13:13, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
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