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Phra Kieo is a coronet that was worn by princes and princesses. It became the emblem of Chulalongkorn University when King Rama VI named the university in memory of his father, King Rama V, who founded the university. Phra Kieo was also chosen by King Rama V as his personal emblem. Subsequently, King Vajiravudh permitted it to be used as the emblem of the Civil Service College which later became Chulalongkorn University. The Phra Kieo enshrined in the C.U. Memorial Hall is a replica made in 1976, upon the royal permission of King Rama IX, of the original housed in the Grand Palace. H.M. the King anointed the replica and graciously bestowed it to Chulalongkorn University during a graduation ceremony on July 13, 1989