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 Royal Biography of Nepal

His Majesty the King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev   

Date of his Birth: July 7, 1947 (Asar 23, 2004), Kathmandu
Son of:

His late Majesty King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah and Her late Royal Highness Crown Princess Indra Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah.

Education:
 

Senior Cambridge from St. Joseph's College, Darjeeling, India (1966); Graduated from Tribhuvan University,Kathmandu (1969)

Marital Status:
 

Married Her Majesty Queen Komal Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah (1970) Son :1,Daughter:1.

Career:

His Majesty the King Gyanendra Bir BikramChairman: Advisory Committee for the Coronation of His late Majesty King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah (1975), King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation (1982-2001), and Lumbini Development Trust (1986-1991).

Member: 1001-Nature Trust (1986). Ascended the Throne of the Kingdom of Nepal (2001). Supreme Commander of the Royal Nepalese Army.

Patron: Royal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation, Lumbini Development Trust, Pashupati Area Development Trust.

Chancellor: Tribhuvan University and Mahendra Sanskrit University.

Decorations:
 

Sovereign of all Orders of the Kingdom of Nepal; Ati suvikkyat Sewalankar, 1968; subha Rajyabhishek Padaka, 1956; Bishesh Sewa Padaka, 1971; Subha Rajyabhishek Padaka, 1975; Tesro ko SAARC Shikhara Sammelan Smriti Padaka, 1988; Gaddi Aarohan ko Rajat Mahotsav Padaka, 2028-2053 B.S., 1997; Vishista Seva Padaka, 1999; The Grand Cross Order of the House of the Orange (The Netherlands), 1967; Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Pakistan), 1970; Grand Cordon of Yugoslav Flag, First Class (Yugoslavia), 1974; Order of Labour (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), Knight Grand Cordon of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant (Thailand), 1979; Grand Cross of the National Order of Merit (France), 1983; Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George (G.C.M.G.) (United Kingdom), 1986; The Order of the Golden Arc (The Netherlands), 1986; Grand Gwanghwa Order of Diplomatic Service-Merit (Republic of Korea), 1987; Grand Cross Isabel La Catolica (Spain), 1987; The Grand Cross (Germany), 1996.

Visited:

State Visits: India, 2002; China, 2002.

Official Visits: India, 1976; Democratic People's Republic of Korea, 1978; Republic of Korea, 1987.
Other visits: India, Pakistan, China, Japan, Bhutan, Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, United States of America, Soviet Union, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Denmark, Federal Republic of Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Yugoslavia, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Austria, Canada, Iran.

Participation:
 

Represented His late Majesty King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah:
1. At the Ceremony marking the Accession of His Majesty King Jigme Singye Wang chuck to the throne of Bhutan,1972.
2. At the Wedding of the Prince of Wales of the United Kingdom.1981.
3. At the funeral of H.E. Mr Josip Broz Tito, President of Yugoslavia, 1980.

Others:
 

1. Inauguration of the Japan Chapter of the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation in Tokyo, Japan, 1986.
2. Attended the 25th Anniversary Celebrations of the World Wildlife Fund in Assisi, Italy, 1986.
3. Attended the World Wildlife Conference in San Francisco, United States of America, 1976.

Motto: "Knowledge is power, work is worship."
Hobbies: Study of nature, reading, Writing Poetry.
Special Interest:

Conservation and preservation of natural and man-made heritage.

Address: Narayanhity Royal Palace, Kathmandu, Nepal.
 

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Her Majesty the Queen Komal Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah   

Date of Birth:

February 18, 1951 (Phagun 7, 2007); Kathmandu

Daughter  of:

Late Lieutenant General Kendra Shumsher J.B. Rana and Shree Rajya Laxmi Rana.

Education:

Early education at St. Helen's Convent, Kurseong, (India) and St. Mary's School, Kathmandu; Certificate in Music, Kalanidhi Sangeet Mahavidhyalaya, Kathmandu.

Marital Status:

Married His Majesty King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, (1970); Son:1, Daughter:1

Career:

Conferred the title of Grand Master of all Orders of the Kingdom of Nepal, 2001.
Chairperson: Pashupati Area Development Trust.

Decorations:

Ojasvi-Rajanya ,2004; Nepal-Pratapa-Bhaskara, 2001; Suprasiddha Prabala Gorkha Dakshina Her Majesty the Queen Komal RajyaBahu, 1975; Jyotirmaya Suvikhyata Trishakti-Patta, 1998; Bishesh Seva Padaka, 1971; Shubha Rajyabhisheka Padaka, 1975; Gaddi Aarohan ko Rajat Mahotsav Padaka, 2028-2053 B.S., 1997; Vishista Seva Padaka, 1999; Knight Grand Cordon of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant (Thailand), 1979; Grand Cross of the National Order of Merit (France), 1983; Banda De Dama De Isabel la Catolica (Spain), 1983.

Visited:

Accompanied His Majesty the King on most of His Majesty's visits abroad.

Hobbies:

Flower decoration, needlework.

Special Interest: Music, Flower decoration.
Address:

Narayanhity Royal Palace, Kathmandu, Nepal.

His Royal Highness Crowned Prince Paras Bir Bikram Shah Dev   

Date of his Birth: December 30, 1971 (Poush 15, 2028), Kathmandu.
Son of:

His Majesty King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev and Her Majesty Queen Komal Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah.

Education:
 

Early education at St. Joseph's College, Darjeeling, India and Budhanilkantha School, Kathmandu; Undergraduate in Business Administration, Schiller International University, United Kingdom.

Marital Status:
 

Married Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Himani Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah (January 25, 2000). Son : 1 daughter : 1

Children:
 

His Royal Highness Navayuwaraj Hridayendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev (Born: July 30, 2002, Narayanhity Royal Palace, Kathmandu), Her Royal Highness Princess Purnika Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah (Born: December 11, 2000, Kathmandu), Her Royal Highness Princess Kritika Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah (Born: September 16, 2003, Kathmandu).

Career:

Crowned Prince ParasProclaimed Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Nepal (October 26, 2001)

Chairman: Council of Royal Representatives during the State Visits of His Majesty the King to India (2002) and China (2002).

Chairman: King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation (since December 7, 2001), prior to which he was Coordinator of the Zoo Development Committee, King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation.

Decorations:
 

Maha Ujjvala Keertimaya Nepal-Shreepada (First Class) (2004);Shubha Rajyabhisheka Padaka (1975), Gaddi Aarohan Ko Rajat Mahotsav Padaka, 2028-2053 B.S. (1997); Vishista Seva Padaka (1999); Birendra-Aishwarya Seva Padaka (2001), Suprasiddha Prabala Gorkha Dakshina Bahu (2001), Daivi Prakopa Piditoddhara Padaka -2060 (2003).

Visited:

Official Visits: India (January 18- February 1, 2004)

Other Visits: China, India, Thailand, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Federal Republic of Germany, United States of America, Qatar.

Participation:
 

Represented His Majesty the King at the Funeral Service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother of the United Kingdom (April 2002).

Participated in the Bishkek International Mountain Summit, Kyrgyz Republic (October/November, 2002).

Participated in study tours at the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok and some national parks in Thailand (May 2003)

Addressed the Nepal Forum at the Asia Pacific week in Berlin and participated in programs organized by King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation, German Chapter, Federal Republic of Germany (September/October 2003).

Hobbies: Study of nature and wildlife in its natural habitat, transporter environmental issues, international affairs and development, sustainable community development.
Address: Nirmal Niwas, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Her Royal Highness Crowned Princess Himani Rajya Laxmi

Date of Birth:

October, 1, 1976 (Asoj 15, 2033), Kathmandu

Daughter  of:

Rao Raja Vikram Singh of Sikar, Rajasthan, India and late Rao Rani Bipula Singh.

Education:

Intermediate in Commerce, Galaxy Public High School, Kathmandu.

Marital Status:

Married His Royal Highness Crown Prince Paras Bir Bikram Shah Dev (January 25, 2000).

Children:

 

Crowned Princess HimaniHis Royal Highness Navayuwaraj Hridayendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev (Born: July 30, 2002, Narayanhity Royal Palace, Kathmandu), Her Royal Highness Princess Purnika Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah (Born: December 11, 2000, Kathmandu), Her Royal Highness Princess Kritika Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah (Born: September 16, 2003, Kathmandu).

Career:

Proclaimed the Crown Princess of the Kingdom of Nepal (2001).

Decorations:

Om-Rama-Patta (2004),Birendra-Aishwarya Padaka (2001), Suprasiddha Prabala Gorkha Dakshina Bahu (2001).

Visited:

India, United Kingdom, Qatar.

Hobbies:

Flower decoration, needlework.

Special Interest: Housekeeping, Welfare of Children, Religious Activities.
Address:

Nirmal Niwas,Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ratna Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah  

Date of Birth:

August 19, 1928 (Bhadra 4, 1985 B.S); Kathmandu

Daughter  of:

Late Field Marshal Hari Shumshere J.B. Rana

Patronage:

Nepal Children's Organisation (Bal Mandir)

Visited:

Accompanied His late Majesty King Mahendra on most of His late Majesty's visits abroad.

Decorations:

Nepal-Pratapa-Bhaskara; Ojasvi Rajanya; Maha Gauravmaya Tejasvi Tribhuvan Prajatantra Shreepada, Maha Ujjvala Kirtimaya Nepal Shreepada, Ati-Suvikhyata Sewalankar Padaka; Shubha Rajyabhisheka Padaka (1956); ShubhaQueen Mother Ratna Rajya Laxmi Rajyabhisheka Padaka (1975); Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Crown (Japan); Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the German Eagle (Federal Republic of Germany); Grand Cross of the Netherlands' Lion (The Netherlands); Order of Million Elephants and White Umbrella Grade of the Grand Cross (Laos);Nishan-e-Imtiyaz (Pakistan); Golden Heart Medal Presidential  Award - First Class (The Philippines); Celebration of the 2500th Anniversary of the founding of the Persian Empire (Iran).

Address:

Narayanhity Royal Palace, Kathmandu, Nepal.

His Royal Highness Nava Yuvarav Hridayandra Bir Bikram Shah Dev

Date of Birth : July 30, 2002  at the Narayanhity Royal Palace.
Son of : Nava Yuvaraj HridayandraTheir Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Paras Bir Bikram Shah Dev and Crown Princess Himani Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah

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