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. 14 May 1953; appointed King by the Royal Council of the Throne 14 October 2004, following the abdication of his father, the late King Norodom Sihanouk.

Parents of the King:

King Norodom Sihanouk b. 31 October 1922, died 15 October 2012; elected King 1941; abdicated 1955; took oath of fidelity to vacant throne 1960; elected Head of State 1960, on the death of his father; deposed 1970; elected as King 24 September 1993; abdicated October 2004; married Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk.

Brothers and Sisters of the King:

Princess Buppha Devi, b. 8 January 1943.

Prince Yuvaneath, b. 17 October 1943.

Prince Norodom Ranariddh, b. 2 January 1944.

Prince Ravivong, b. 1944, died 1973.

Prince Chakrapong, b. 21 October 1945.

Prince Naradipo, b. 10 February 1946, died 1976.

Princess Soriya Roeungsey, b. 1947, died 1976.

Princess Kantha Bopha, b. 1948, died 14 December 1952.

Prince Khemanourak, b. 1949, died 1975.

Princess Botum Bopha, b. 1951, died 1976.

Princess Socheata, b. 1953, died 1975.

Prince Narindrapong, b. 18 September 1954, died 8 October 2003.

Princess Arunrasmy, b. 2 October 1955.

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