Queen Komal of Nepal
|Queen Consort of Nepal|
|Spouse||King Gyanendra of Nepal|
|Issue||Crown Prince Paras
|House||Rana dynasty (by birth)
Shah dynasty (by marriage)
|Dynasty||House of Rana|
|Father||Kendra Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana|
|Mother||Shree Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah|
18 February 1951 |
Queen Komal was born in Kathmandu into the Rana family, the daughter of Kendra Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana (1927–1982) and his wife Shree Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah (1928–2005). Queen Komal's older sister Aishwarya was married to King Birendra of Nepal, the brother of Gyanendra. Aiswarya was killed in the palace massacre on 1 June 2001. Komal sustained bullet injuries as a result of the palace shooting and spent four weeks recovering in hospital.
As a result of the massacre, Komal's husband Gyanendra succeeded to the throne following the deaths of King Birendra, Crown Prince Dipendra (who had briefly succeeded him), and Prince Nirajan. Komal thus became Queen of Nepal.
Komal's younger sister Prekshya also married into the Shah dynasty marrying Gyanendra and Birendra's brother Prince Dhirendra who was killed in the palace massacre. They divorced in 1991. Princess Prekshya was killed in a helicopter crash on 12 November 2001.
Queen Komal married Gyanendra on 1 May 1970, and they have two children.
Abolition of the monarchy
The Nepalese Parliament voted on 28 December as part of a peace deal with former Maoist rebels, 270-3 in favour of abolishing the monarchy.
On 28 May 2008, the monarchy was officially abolished, replaced by secular federal republic.
HM The King
HRH Princess Jyotshana
|Monarchical styles of
Queen Komal of Nepal
|Reference style||Her Royal Majesty|
|Spoken style||Your Royal Majesty|
- Lady Komal Rajya Laxmi Kumari Rana (1951–1970)
- HRH Princess Komal of Nepal (1970–2001)
- HM The Queen of Nepal (2001–2008)
- Member of Order of Gorkha Dakshina Bahu (1975)
- Member of the Order of Om Rama Patta (1980)
- Member of the Order of Tri Shakti Patta (1998)
- Member of the Order of Nepal Pratap Bhaskara (17/10/2001)
- Member of the Order of Ojaswi Rajanya (07/04/2004)
- King Mahendra Investiture Medal (02/05/1956)
- Vishesh Seva Medal (1971)
- King Birendra Investiture Medal (24/02/1975)
- Commemorative Silver Jubilee Medal of King Birendra (31/01/1997)
- Vishista Seva Medal (1999)
- King Gyanendra Investiture Medal (04/06/2001)
- Thailand : Dame Grand Cordon of the Order of the White Elephant (1979)
- France : Dame Grand Cross of the National Order of Merit (1983)
- Spain : Dame Grand Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic (13/11/1987)
|Queen Consort of Nepal
Title next held byMonarchy Abolished