Preeti was a ‘living goddess’, worshipped by the king. Then she hit puberty

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Preeti Shakya’s feet didn’t touch the ground outside her palace until she was 11. She became a goddess at three years old, but when puberty hit, it was back to an anonymous life in the suburbs.

Written by Zoe Osborne
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Preeti was a ‘living goddess’, worshipped by the king. Then she hit puberty

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