His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni is a son of His Majesty Norodom Sihanouk, former Cambodia King and of Her Majesty Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk of Kingdom of Cambodia.

The King Sihamoni’s selection was endorsed by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and National Assembly Speaker Prince Norodom Ranariddh (the new king’s brother), both members of the throne council. He crowned in Phnom Penh on October 29. Born on 14 May 1953, in Phnom Penh Capital City, His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni is the son of His Majesty Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia and of Her Majesty Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk of Cambodia. Cambodia King Sihamoni remains a bachelor and has no children recently, which means he does not have a direct successor if one were to be required. However, this case is not a problem as the King in Cambodia that is selected by the throne council.

Norodom Sihamoni speaks Khmer, Czech, English and Russian, and French. He is the first Czech speaking monarch after Ferdinand I of Austria.

 

The Cambodia King’s Education Back Ground

1959-1962 His Primary schooling at the Norodom school and then at the Descartes high school in Phnom Penh (Cambodia).
1962-1967 His Primary and Secondary schooling at Prague’s high school (Czechoslovakia).
1967-197 He received Dance, music and theater courses at the National Conservatory of Prague.
1970 He received High school certificate -Prague (with “very good” marks).
1971 His First prize course of classical dance of the National Conservatory of Prague.
1971-1975 Higher dance, music and theater courses, Academy of Musical Art of Prague.
1975 He had Graduated from the Academy of Musical Art of Prague.
1975 Author of a thesis on the conception and administration of artistic schools in Cambodia.
1975-1976 The Higher studies of Cinematography in the D.P.R. of Korea.
1976-1979 Prisoner of the Khmer Rouge with his parents and younger brother, H.R.H Prince Norodom Narin Drapong.
1979-1980 Served his father in exile abroad as his Private Secretary.
1981-2000 He is a Professor of classical dancer and artistic pedagogy, the Gabriel Faure conservatory and the W.A Mozart conservatory of the city of Paris (Franch).
1984-1988 The President of the Khmer dance association in France and director and artistic director of the ballet dancer group “Deva”.
1988-1993 The Director general and artistic director of the Khmer cinematographic corporation “Khemara Pictures”. Then Prince produced two creations (Ballet Films), the dream and the 4 Elements.
1992-1993 Chosen unanimously by the members of the Supreme National Council of Cambodia to be permanent representative of Cambodia to the United Nation.
1993-2004 Ambassador of the Kingdom of Cambodia to Unesco Organization.
2004 A member of the High Council of French-Speaking Countries in the Word (Francophonie).
1st Feb 1994 Elevated by H.M. the King to the rank of Sdech Krom Khun, known (Great Prince).
17 Oct 2003 Appointed high privy Councillor to His Majesty the King.
31 Aug 2004 Elevated by H.M the King to the Rank of Samdach Preah Barromneath (Great Great Prince.
14 Oct 2004 Elected unanimously by the members of the throne council as King of Cambodia to succeed his August Father King who has decided to retire.
Languages Khmer, fluent in French and Czech, good at Russian and English.
Decorations
  • Grand cross of the Royal order of Monisaraphon (Cambodia)
  • Grand cross of the Royal order of Cambodia
  • Silver medal of the city of Paris (France)
  • Grand officer of the legion donners (France).