Andrew Lee is the newly crowned prince and successor to the imperial throne of Korea. Illustration: SCMP

This is no K-drama: the fresh prince of South Korea is real royalty, and he’s American

  • Five years ago, Andrew Lee found out his relative Yi Seok, ‘The Singing Prince’, was the last emperor of Korea’s Joseon dynasty
  • Today, Lee is the official successor to the crown. This is his Cinderella story
Topic |   South Korea

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Andrew Lee is the newly crowned prince and successor to the imperial throne of Korea. Illustration: SCMP
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Crystal Tai

Crystal Tai

Crystal covers business trends and cultural criticism, with a special focus on Northeast Asia, for the Asia desk. Before joining the SCMP, she contributed to Quartz, i-D Magazine, Monocle, Wallpaper, Lonely Planet and other publications. Her broadcast commentary has been featured on BBC Radio, CGTN and other media.