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Gusti Kanjeng Queen Hemas (born in Jakarta, October 31, 1952, age 59 years) is a member of the Regional Representative Council from the Province of Yogyakarta Special Region. She is also the wife of Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X.
Previously, GKR Hemas also been a member of the People’s Consultative Assembly 1997-1999 term of office of representatives faction group, and had also become the magazine’s editor Kartini.
Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwana X (also seen as Hamengkubuwono) (born BRM Herjuno Darpito, 2 April 1946 in Yogyakarta) is the current monarch of the historic Yogyakarta Sultanate in Indonesia, and is currently also the elected governor of the modern Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta Yogyakarta Special Region. He was inaugurated on 3 October 1998.
SS HB X has discontinued the polygamist tradition of Javanese royalty with kings having several wives and possible multiple concubines, as per his late father’s wishes to modernize the royal system and thus women’s rights, and to lead by example and is married to Queen consort Gusti Kanjeng Ratu (GKR) Hemas.
Their five daughters (in birth order) are:
Gusti Raden Ayu Nurmalitasari
Gusti Raden Ayu Nurmagupita
Gusti Raden Ayu Nurkamnari Dewi
Gusti Raden Ayu Nurabra Juwita
Gusti Raden Ayu Nurwijareni
SS HB X resides in the Keraton Yogyakarta complex and uses the Governor’s mansion solely for political affairs.