Point de Vue N° 2372 – 14 janvier 1994 Chantal de France : Une Princesse au pays des Mandarins

Article de Pierre Bastien paru dans le numéro 2372 de “Point de Vue” du 14 janvier 1994 dans lequel est relatée ma rencontre avec Son Altesse Royale la Princesse Chantal d’Orléans et son époux, le Baron François-Xavier de Sambucy de Sorgue lors de leur voyage à Beijing en Décembre 1993.

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The Royal House of Cambodia : the three pages on His Highness Prince Sisowath Ravivaddhana Monipong

“The Royal House of Cambodia” is the last book written by His Excellency Julio A. Jeldres, in which three pages are dedicated to the biography of His Highness Prince Sisowath Ravivaddhana Monipong.

The book was officially launched on 20th December 2017 at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh.


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Wedding of His Highness Prince Sisowath Samyl Monipong and of Her Highness Princess Norodom Daravadey, 8th January 1967, Royal Palace, Phnom Penh

This article was published in “Kambuja” of February 1967.

Many thanks to His Excellency Julio Jeldres who sent me this precious archive from his own collection.


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His Royal Highness Prince Samdech Krom Preah Reacheameatola Vongsa Phimouk Chea Barom Reach Noussarak Sisowath Monireth pouring the pure flower of the arec as a symbol of fidelity.


Rodin and the Cambodian Princess

In 1906, His Majesty King Sisowath brought the Royal Ballet of Cambodia to France. The dancers were under the direction of the King’s favourite daughter, Her Royal Highness Princess Sisowath Somphady (1865 – 193…). She really impressed everyone, especially the journalists. Rodin, himself, draws a portrait of the almighty princess.


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Her Royal Highness Princess Sisowath Somphady as photographed in Paris, Le Petit Journal, issue n°818, 22nd July 1906


Princess Sumphady Rodin
Portrait of HRH Princess Sisowath Somphady, 1906, Auguste Rodin (aquarelle)

Samdech Preah Voreachny Sa-Vann and her sister, Khun Sa-Im


Samdech Preah Voreachny Vann (left) was married to King Sisowath (1840-1927) of Cambodia and was the beloved Mother of King Sisowath Monivong (1875-1941)

Her sister, Khun Sa-Im was also married to King Sisowath and has two children: HRH Princess Sisowath Samphady (1865-193…) and HRH Prince Sisowath Duong Mathura (1873-1908)

They were very loved by King Sisowath and were both members of the Royal Ballet.