World Who's Who Routledge - Taylor and Francis Group

Reigning Royal Families

Biographical entries of most of the reigning monarchs and of certain other members of the reigning royal families will be found in their appropriate alphabetical order in the biographical section of this site.

The name under which they can be found in the text of the site is listed and hyperlinked in this section in bold UPPERCASE type.


Reigning King:

b. 7 July 1947; succeeded to the throne 4 June 2001, on the death of his nephew, King Dipendra (who had succeeded 1 June 2001, on the death of his father, King Birendra); married 1 May 1970, Princess (now Queen) Komal Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah (b. 18 February 1951).

Children of the King:

HRH Crown Prince Paras Bir Bikram Shah Dev, b. 30 December 1971; proclaimed Crown Prince 26 October 2001; married 25 January 2000, HRH Crown Princess Himani Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah (b. 1 October 1976); daughter, Princess Purnika Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah, b. 11 December 2000; son, Prince Hridayendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, b. 30 July 2002; daughter, Princess Kritika Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah, b. 16 October 2003.

Princess Prearana Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah; married 22 January 2003, Raj Bahadur Singh.

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