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King of Suriya
พระมหากษัตริย์ แห่ง ราชอาณาจักรสุริยา
Suriya Emblem
Incumbent
Chomathit
Since 4695
Title King of Suriya
Style His Majesty
Heir apparent Raphibhanu
First monarch Boromathit the Great
Formation 4118
Residence Maha Bhanuwong Palace
Suriyan monarch coronation anthem
SURIYAROYALANTHEM
The monarchy of Suriya refers to the constitutional monarchy and monarch of the Kingdom of Suriya. The King of Suriya is the head of state and head of the ruling Bhanuwong Dynasty. The King's power is limited to that of a symbolic figurehead to whom people are to give love and respect. The monarch also represents peace, stability, and prosperity to the Suriyan people.

The definition of "Suriyathibodi" comes from two words: Suriyan (People of Suriya) and Tharathibodi (Sovereign). When combined, it becomes "Overlord of the Suriyan".

The Suriyans often called their current ruling monarch with the name "Somdet Phra Suriyathibodi" rather than calling their original name directly.

Formerly, the successor to the throne must be the oldest son of the king only, unless the king had no heirs. However, in the year 4671, the mass protest that resulted in the dethronement of King Rojrangsi. King Chaiakin along with the government had established the Royal Council of the Suriyan Throne in order to select suitable heirs of the monarch to become head of state.

Role

The king performs important functions of the state as required by the constitution. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Appointing the Prime Minister of Suriya and the Cabinet of Suriya.
  • Convening over the opening of the two legislative bodies, the House of Representatives and the Senate.
  • Serving as the Supreme Commander of the Royal Suriyan Armed Forces.
  • Meeting with the Prime Minister on a monthly basis in which the King is briefed on matters of state.
  • Receiving credentials from ambassadors.
  • Possessing the power of commutation and pardon.
  • Appointing a fixed number of members to serve on state institutions such as the Senate and the Constitutional Council.
  • Awarding of honors.
  • Performance of ceremonial functions.

List of Suriyan Monarchs

Bhanuwong Dynasty

Portrait Title Name Reign Birth year Real Name Notes
Suriyathibodi I Suriyathibodi I 4118-4158 4089Boromathit the Great
  • First King of Suriya
  • Founder of Bhanuwong Dynasty
  • Founder of Noppharat
Suriyathibodi II Suriyathibodi II 4158-4173 4111Varoonarit
  • Son of Boromathit and Queen Rangsima
Suriyathibodi III Suriyathibodi III 4173-4209 4137Raphibhumin
  • Son of Varoonarit and Queen Yuwadi
Suriyathibodi IV Suriyathibodi IV 4209-4224 4163Raphibhuvadol
  • Son of Raphibhumin and Queen Rumbhai
Suriyathibodi V Suriyathibodi V 4224-4232 4184Usanachoti
  • Son of Raphibhuvadol and Queen Atchara
Suriyathibodi VI Suriyathibodi VI 4232-4275 4207Theprangsi the Great
  • Son of Usanachoti and Queen Jongkolni
  • The initiator of the Suriyan Cultural Reform
Suriyathibodi VII Suriyathibodi VII 4275-4297 4228Chairangsi
Suriyathibodi VIII Suriyathibodi VIII 4297-4305 4246Arunbhanu
  • The younger brother of Chairangsi
Suriyathibodi IX Suriyathibodi IX 4305-4352 4277Rangsimakorn
  • Son of Arunbhanu and Queen Budsaba
  • End of Absolute Monarchy
  • First king under Constitutional Monarchy
Suriyathibodi X Suriyathibodi X 4352-4370 4302Ravinaruebet
  • Son of Rangsimakorn and Queen Somsuma
Suriyathibodi XI Suriyathibodi XI 4370-4395 4324Viravaroon
  • Son of Ravinaruebet and Queen Amphabhorn
Suriyathibodi XII Suriyathibodi XII 4395-4444 4354Vichaibhanu
  • Son of Viravaroon and Queen Martmala
Suriyathibodi XIII Suriyathibodi XIII 4444-4499 4425Athityakorn The Great
  • Grandson of Vichaibhanu and son of deceased Crown Prince Raphipol
  • Longest-reigning Suriyan monarch
  • Founder of the Office of the Special Committee on Royal Projects
Suriyathibodi XIV Suriyathibodi XIV 4499-4526 4437Chotiravindara
  • Son of Athityakorn and Queen Nisamanee
  • No male heirs
Suriyathibodi XV Suriyathibodi XV 4526-4569 4497Saengsrichai
Suriyathibodi XVI Suriyathibodi XVI 4569-4601 4532Arunothai
  • Son of Saengsrichai and Queen Siranee
Suriyathibodi XVII Suriyathibodi XVII 4601-4608 4561Chaiarun
  • Son of Arunothai and Queen Angsumalin
  • Died in a helicopter crash
Suriyathibodi XVIII Suriyathibodi XVIII 4608-4662 4590Bhanuchoti
  • Son of Chaiarun and Queen Passara
  • Founder of Royal Rescue Corps
  • First Suriyan monarch to attend and addresses to the KBSC General Assembly
Suriyathibodi XIX 4662-4671 4618Rojrangsi
  • Son of Bhanuchoti and Queen Ketsurang
  • Remove from power by Chaiakin and the government
Suriyathibodi XX 4671-4695 4620Chaiakin
  • Son of Bhanuchoti and Queen Ketsurang
  • The younger brother of Rojrangsi
  • Founder of the Royal council of the Suriyan Throne
Suriyathibodi XXI 4695-present 4653Chomathit
  • Son of Chaiakin and Queen Sasita

Royal regalia

The present set of the royal regalia of Suriya and the royal utensils was created mostly during the Suriyathibodi I and Suriyathibodi VI after the previous set was lost during the Fall of the Ayuchathani kingdom. The regalia is used mainly during the coronation ceremony of the king at the beginning of every reign.
SMK

The Great Crown of Suriyamahakasatmongkut. The mask part was taken out in the late era of Suriyathibodi VI.

  • Great Nine-Tiered Umbrella - the most important regalia.
  • Great Crown of the Suriyamahakasatmongkut - official headgear.
  • Gown of the Great House of Bhanuwong - official gown.
  • Sword of Mahaburuth- created under the command of Suriyathibodi I, represents military power.
  • Royal Staff - the symbol of justice.
  • Royal Slippers - official footwear made of gold.
  • Rings of Noppharat - The only regalias of Suriya that survived from the Fall of the Ayuchathani kingdom.
  • Weapons of sovereignty - including Long spear, the Trident, the Elephant goad, the Bow, and Musket.
Suriya Throne Room

Suriyadevarajabanlang Throne is used for coronation ceremonies.

Symbols of Kingship
  • Emblem of the Kingdom of Suriya
  • The Royal Flags
  • The Suriyan Royal Anthem
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