The kingdom of Mangkualaman (former Pakualaman) is a Javanese princely state within the Sultanate of Yogyakarta. It was created in 1812 when Natakusuma (later Prince Paku Alam I) was rewarded for helping the British quell the conflict in Yogyakarta in June 1812. The kingdom is currently officially recognized by the Indonesian Republic since its inception (1945) under the chapter VI, articles 18, 18A and 18B of the Indonesian constitution.
On October 25th, a royal decree was issued bestowing upon HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor the highest family honor and the title of KPA, “Kangjeng Pangeran Ario”, which is equivalent to prince level, normally bestowed on Heads of State in their capacity as Head of sovereign country or Head of a Royal House. As it’s usual in the Javanese tradition, prince Gharios has received an Indonesian name: HRH KPA Indiartonagoro. The prince was also invested in the Most Distinguished Family Order of Mangkualaman.