Royal arms of Cambodia
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|Royal Arms of Cambodia |
|Armiger||Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia|
|Crest||In place of a crest, the Royal Crown of Cambodia with rays of light emitting from it|
|Escutcheon||A Sword fesswise Or atop two ceremonial bowls also Or, in chief a representation of the Sacred Aum Or and in base a laurel wreath proper and a representation of the Royal Order of Cambodia also proper|
|Supporters||Two creatures: a Gajasingha and a Singha, they are holding two five-tiered royal umbrellas|
|Compartment||A ribbon with the motto in Khmer script|
ព្រះចៅ ក្រុង កម្ពុជា Preah Chau Krong Kampuchea |
"King of the Kingdom of Cambodia"
|Orders||Royal Order of Cambodia|
The royal coat of arms of the Kingdom of Cambodia is the symbol of the Cambodian monarchy. They have existed in some form close to the one depicted since the establishment of the independent Kingdom of Cambodia in 1953. It is the symbol on the Royal Standard of the reigning monarch of Cambodia.
A light blue shield with an Unalome Sign, the Khmer-Thai Version of the Aum Symbol, on top of the sword is placed on two ceremonial pedestalled plattered bowls (phan) and the laurel wreath superimposed on the Royal Order of Cambodia on the bottom. The shield is placed on the white mantle with golden fringes and the golden decorations on the bottom and was surmounted by the Royal Crown with the shining diamond emanating from the rays of light at the top of the crown. The shield is supported by the two royal animals are the Gajasingha (the lion with an elephant trunk) to the left and the Rajasingha (the royal lion) to the right holding two royal five-tiered umbrellas (one on each side) standing on the blue ribbon with the words: "PREAH CHAU KRONG KAMPUCHEA" (In Khmer for, "RULER OF THE KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA").
The Khmer language phrase ព្រះចៅ ក្រុង កម្ពុជា on the banner beneath the royal arms translates to: Preah Chau (royal or auspicious ruler) - Krong (area, or in this case, kingdom) - Kampuchea (Cambodia): "Ruler of the Kingdom of Cambodia".
The royal arms were discontinued with the overthow of the monarchy in the Republican Era (1970–1975). They were restored for official use in 1993 with the reinstatement of the monarchy under HM Norodom Sihanouk.
|Kingdom of Cambodia (lesser version)||1935–1970|
|Coalition Government of Democratic Kampuchea||1982–1992|
|People's Republic of Kampuchea||1979–1989|
|State of Cambodia||1989–1992|
|United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC)||1992–1993|
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