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|Queen Mother of Cambodia|
|Predecessor||Sisowath Kossamak Nearirath|
|Spouse||King Norodom Sihanouk|
|King Norodom Sihamoni
Prince Norodom Narindrapong
|House||House of Norodom (by marriage)|
18 June 1936 |
|Royal Family of Cambodia|
Queen Mother Norodom Monineath (Khmer: នរោត្ដម មុនីនាថ) is the queen of Cambodia. She was born on 18 June 1936, in Saigon, Cochinchina, French Indochina (present day Vietnam). She is the widow of His Majesty King Father Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia whom she married in April 1952. She was born Paule-Monique Izzi and is sometimes referred to as Queen Monique.
She studied at the Primary School Norodom, Sisowath High School, and the Lycée René Descartes. She was President of the Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) towards the end of the 1960s and is currently the CRC Honorary President.
On 22 February 1992, she was elevated by the King to the rank of Samdech Preah Cheayea. On 24 September 1993, she was raised to the rank of Samdech Preah Mohèsey Norodom Monineath of Cambodia. On 2 January 1996, the King elevated her to the rank of Samdech Preah Reach Akka Mohèsey Norodom Monineath.
|Monarchical styles of
The Queen Mother of Cambodia
|Reference style||Her Majesty|
|Spoken style||Your Majesty|
The King Father and the Queen Mother have two sons:
- Norodom Sihamoni (born 14 May 1953); was given the title of Somdech Krom Khun by HM the King in 1994 and was Ambassador of Cambodia to UNESCO in Paris. He is the current King of Cambodia.
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