Royal arms of Cambodia
|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.
Depicted on the coat of arms are two animals which are a gajasingha (a lion with an elephant trunk) on the left, and a rajasingha (a royal lion), on the right. Supported by the animals are two royal five-tiered umbrellas representing the King and the Queen. In between is a royal crown with a shining diamond at its top. On a light blue field beneath the Crown are an Unalome sign (Khmer-Thai version of the Aum symbol) atop a sacred sword, which rests on two stacked phan (pedestalled platters).
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|
|People's Republic of Kampuchea||1979–1989|
|Coalition Government of Democratic Kampuchea|
|State of Cambodia||1989–1991|
|United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC)||1992–1993|
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation (2014), Official Website