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King Norodom Sihamoni Coronation 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

King Norodom Sihamoni's Coronation Day is a Cambodian public holiday celebrated on October 29.

The reigning King of Cambodia ascended the throne in 2004, following the abdication of his father Norodom Sihanouk.

Sihamoni was born to King Sihanouk and Queen Monineath in 1953. 

When the Khmer Rouge seized power in Cambodia, he spent two years under house arrest.

In 1981, Sihamoni moved to France.

In 2004, King Norodom Sihanouk unexpectedly abdicated due to ill health.

A special nine-member throne council selected Sihamoni to become the next king.

The prince returned to Cambodia and was formally inaugurated as King on October 29, 2004.

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