Queen Nepal
Nepalese queen
Queen Nepal
Ratna Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah was Queen Consort of Nepal from 1955 to 1972 and Queen Mother from 1972 to 2008 when the royal family were stripped of all titles and provileges. She was technically the Queen Grandmother of Nepal for three days following the Nepalese royal massacre in 2001. She is the second wife of King Mahendra of Nepal (1920–1972).
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  • 2001
    She was technically the Queen Grandmother of Nepal for three days following the Nepalese royal massacre in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details She is the second wife of King Mahendra of Nepal (1920–1972). Queen Ratna belongs to the aristocratic Rana family and is the daughter of Late Honorary General Hari Shamsher JB Rana. Ratna's older sister Indra had married Crown Prince Mahendra in 1940 but died in 1950. Two years later, Ratna married Mahendra. There were no children by this marriage; Mahendra already had three sons and three daughters by Indra.
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  • 1955
    She became Queen Consort after Mahendra's father King Tribhuvan died in 1955. In 1972 Mahendra suffered a fatal heart attack while hunting in Chitwan.
    More Details Hide Details Ratna thereby became Queen Mother. The former Queen Mother was famous for her social work helping children in Nepal. The Monarchy in Nepal was abolished in 2008 after the Constituent Assembly election http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7163034.stm.
  • 1928
    Born on August 19, 1928.
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