Rich Heirs on Instagram: Princess Norodom Pongsoriya, Cambodia’s Gen Z royalty

The 23-year-old royalty has earned the praises of Chinese netizens as the princess who’s “blessed with both beauty and intellect”.

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Less than 50 sovereign states in the world today still have a monarchy. While you may be familiar with the UK’s revered Queen Elizabeth and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, you may not have noticed a certain royal figure from our ASEAN neighbour of Cambodia.

Meet Princess Norodom Pongsoriya, the 23-year-old member of the Cambodian royal family who has maintained a low profile until recently.

The young, eligible princess is the daughter of Moniren and Norodom Chakrapong, half-brother of Cambodia’s current king, Norodom Sihamoni, who is still single. Her net worth is uncertain, but she’s certainly not your average girl – being an heiress to a Member of the Constitutional Council of Cambodia.

Take a peek at her Instagram (@soriyanorodom) page below to get to know this Gen Z royalty.


Princess Pongsoriya came on the radar earlier this month when the official Instagram account of the Cambodian royal family shared her graduation photos. Her choice of university quickly became the topic of discussion, since only few of the world’s royals further their education in China.

She reportedly pursued a bachelor’s degree in the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, where she was awarded the most outstanding student on the international degree programmes among the 2020 graduates. This earned her the praises of Chinese netizens as the princess who’s “blessed with both beauty and intellect”.

 

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សូមអបអរសាទរ និងថ្វាយព្រះពរ ព្រះអង្គម្ចាស់ក្សត្រី នរោត្តម ពង្សសូរិយា ក្នុងឱកាសបញ្ចប់ការសិក្សាយ៉ាងជោគជ័យថ្នាក់បរិញ្ញាប័ត្រ ជំនាញនយោបាយអន្តរជាតិ នាសកលវិទ្យាល័យ University of International Business and Economics រដ្ឋធានីប៉េកាំង សាធារណរដ្ឋប្រជាមានិតចិន ។ ព្រះអង្គម្ចាស់ក្សត្រី នរោត្តម ពង្សសូរិយា ត្រូវជាព្រះបុត្រី សម្តេចព្រះមហិស្សរា នរោត្តម ច័ក្រពង្ស ឧត្តមប្រឹក្សាផ្ទាល់ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ និងជាសមាជិកក្រុមប្រឹក្សារដ្ឋធម្មនុញ្ញ ហើយបើគិតតាមសែព្រះបិតា ព្រះអង្គម្ចាស់ក្សត្រី ត្រូវជាព្រះរាជនត្តា ( ចៅស្រី ) នៃព្រះករុណា ព្រះបរមរតនកោដ្ឋ និងត្រូវជាព្រះភាគិនេយ្យា(ក្មួយស្រី) នៃព្រះករុណា ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ នៃព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា ជាទីគោរពសក្ការៈដ៏ខ្ពង់ខ្ពស់បំផុត។

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Speculations arose on whether it was more a political strategy to strengthen the country’s ties with China than just educational decision. After all, her grandmother – the queen mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk – is said to have had close ties with China for decades.

The 84-year old widow of the former king father of Cambodia allegedly visits China every year and resides in Beijing for rehabilitation with King Sihamoni. In 2018, the royal family also received a visit from Chinese President Xi Jinping and first lady Peng Liyuan at the Diaoyutai state guest house.

 

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Grandmother and I 🥰 (hope I can age gracefully as her)

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ព្រះបរមឆាយាលក្ខណ៍ នៃព្រះរាជវង្សានុវង្ស ៖ ១/ សម្តេចរាជបុត្រីព្រះអនុជ នរោត្តម អរុណរស្មី ២/ សម្តេចព្រះមហាក្សត្រី នរោត្តម មុនិនាថ សីហនុ ព្រះវររាជមាតាជាតិខែ្មរ ក្នុសេរីភាព សេចក្តីថ្លៃថ្នូរ និង សុភមង្គល ៣/ ព្រះករុណា ព្រះបាទសម្តេចព្រះបរមនាថ នរោត្តម សីហមុនី ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ នៃព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា ៤/ សម្តេចព្រះមហិស្សរា នរោត្តម ច័ក្រពង្ស

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She comes from a large family, with one fully blood-related brother and 11 half-siblings from her father’s seven wives. Naturally, family gatherings tend to be a big, noble affair.

 

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Family 🙏🏻 ( The casual Friday attire memo was sent 😂)

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Happy New Year from my family to yours ❤️

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Regardless of her royal duties, Pongsoriya has won the hearts of many after her graduation photos were shared online. Chinese citizens applauded her fashion sense, noting her elegant choice of a high-collared, white lace blouse with intricate patterns.

 

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ទោះបី​ខ្ញុំ​មិន​បាន​ចូល​រួម​ កម្មវិធី​ទទួល​សញ្ញាប័ត្រ​ដោយផ្ទាល់​ក៏​ដោយ​ ប៉ុន្តែ​ខ្ញុំ​មាន​អារម្មណ៍​ រំភើប​ និង​សប្បាយ​ចិត្ត​យ៉ាង​ខ្លាំង​នៅ​ពេល​ដែល​បាន​ទទួល​សារ​ជូន​ពរ​ពី​ ពុក​ម៉ែ​ បងប្អូន​ទាំង​អស់​គ្នា​ ខ្ញុំ​មិន​មាន​អ្វី​ក្រៅ​ពី​អរគុណ​យ៉ាង​ខ្លាំង​ និង​សូម​ជូន​ពរ​ ពុក​ម៉ែ​ បងប្អូន​ទាំង​អស់​គ្នា​សុខ​ភាព​ល្អ​ និង​ជួប​តែ​អ្វី​ៗ​ដែល​ល្អ​ ចង់​ប្រាប់​ថា​ស្រលាញ់​អ្នក​ទាំង​អស់​គ្នា​❤️ (​ មាន​សំនួរ​ជា​ច្រើន​សួរ​ខ្ញុំ​ថា​ តើ​មាន​គម្រោង​ធ្វើ​អ្វី​ បន្ទាប់​ពី​ទទួល​បាន​សញ្ញាប័ត្រ? ចំលើយ​គឺ​ ខ្ញុំ​និង​រៀន​បន្ត​ដេីម្បី​យក​ អនុបណ្ឌិត​ )

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Whether she’s cruising off somewhere (before the current pandemic, that is), partying with her girlfriends or simply having fun in the sun, this princess sure knows how to dress up and show up.

 

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Omg sunset, can you take a photo for me?

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Purple emoji 💜

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Baby, it’s whatever.

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We can’t help but notice an extra glow when she’s dolled up in her country’s traditional clothing though!

 

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Starting the morning off with traditional clothes 🥰

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Did anybody get fatter during “quarantining” or is it just me….

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It’s not hard to tell who she gets her sense of style from:

 

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Mommy make sure we twinning always 😆

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If we may add, she’s got her makeup game on point too. Those brows, as the Gen Zs might say, are on fleek!

 

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Know that I like it when you’re next to me

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Kinda miss going to classes 🌝

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You were my cup of tea now I only drink champagne 🥂

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Just as beautiful on the inside as out, the princess is looked up to by her 14.5 k followers with whom she often shares body positivity and self-care tips.

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