Queen Ratna of 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. Queen Ratna belongs to the aristocratic Rana family and is the daughter of Late Honorary General Hari Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana and his wife, Megha Kumari Rajya Laxmi.