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|Norodom Monineath Sihanouk|
|Queen Mother of Cambodia|
|Queen consort of Cambodia|
|Tenure||24 September 1993 – 7 October 2004|
(m. 1952; wid. 2012)
|House||House of Norodom (by marriage)|
18 June 1936 |
|Royal Family of Cambodia|
HM The Queen Mother
Norodom Monineath Sihanouk (Khmer: នរោត្ដម មុនីនាថ; born Paule Monique Izzi, 18 June 1936) is the queen mother of Cambodia. She was queen consort of Cambodia from 1952 to 1955 and again from 1993 to 2004, as the wife of King Norodom Sihanouk. She is the widow of King-Father Norodom Sihanouk, whom she married in 1952. Queen Monineath and King Sihanouk parented two children: Norodom Sihamoni (b. 1953) and Norodom Narindrapong (1954-2003). Her official, full title is "Preah Karuna Preah Bat Samdech Preah Mohaksatreyani Norodom Monineath Sihanouk" (Khmer: ព្រះករុណាព្រះបាទសម្តេចព្រះមហាក្សត្រិយានី នរោត្តម មុនិនាថ សីហនុ). The Queen is also called "Preah Voreakreach Meada Cheat Khmer" (Khmer: ព្រះវររាជមាតាជាតិខ្មែរ). Her birthday on 18 June is an official public holiday in Cambodia.
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.
He was imprisoned by the Khmer Rouges from 1976 until 1979.
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.
- President of Honour of the Cambodian Red Cross Society (President from 1967 until 1970).
- Co-President of the Funcinpec Party (from 1989 until 1992).