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

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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.

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Portrait: Le Prince Sisowath Ravivaddhana Monipong

Article de Monsieur Christophe Vachaudez paru dans le numéro de Mai 2017 du magazine belge “L’Eventail”

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Royal Audience granted by Her Majesty Queen-Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk to Marquis Vincenzo Grisostomi Travaglini and His Highness Prince Sisowath Ravivaddhana Monipong

On Tuesday 17th January 2017, in Phnom Penh,  Her Majesty Queen-Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk granted me and Marquis Vincenzo Grisostomi Travaglini the honour of a Royal Audience in Preah Reach Damnak Kantha Bopha at 10.30 a.m.

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Our Beloved Queen-Mother had honoured us with beautiful Royal gifts, hand-made silk ties, books and music CDs of His Majesty King Norodom Sihanouk.

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We brought from Italy a very special perfume and I kneeled down to explain the different fragrances used.

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Before leaving, Her Majesty granted us the honour of a last photography, together with Her Royal Highness Princess Samdech Reach Botrey Preah Anoch Norodom Arunrasmy, renewing Her wishes for the success of Our projects.

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Royal Audience granted by His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni to Marquis Vincenzo Grisostomi Travaglini and His Highness Prince Sisowath Ravivaddhana Monipong

On Monday 16th January 2017, in Phnom Penh,  His Majesty Preah Karuna Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath King Norodom Sihamoni granted me and Marquis Vincenzo Grisostomi Travaglini the honour of a Royal Audience in Khemarin Palace at 11.00 a.m.

King Sihamoni had honoured us with beautiful Royal gifts, silver hand-made traditional boxes and books.

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Then, His Majesty asked us about our activities in the field of Opera and Art and we obliged  by raising to His Majesty’s High Attention our projects in the next future.

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Before leaving, His Majesty granted us the honour of a last photography altogether, renewing His wishes for the success of Our projects.

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Our Royal Audience reported on the Official Website of His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia

Royal Audience granted by Her Majesty Queen-Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk to His Highness Prince Sisowath Ravivaddhana Monipong

On Friday 10th June 2016, in Phnom Penh,  Her Majesty Queen-Mother  Norodom Monineath Sihanouk granted me the honour of a Royal Audience in Kantha Bopha Pavillion at 11.00 a.m.

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On this occasion, I presented to Her Majesty my respectful wishes for Her 80th Birthday, which will be celebrated on June 18th and presented the Queen-Mother the special gift that Mr. Ferruccio Ferragamo, Chairman of Salvatore Ferragamo, sent to Her Majesty, knowing that his brand has been the favourite of Queen Monineath for numerous decades.

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Were also present HRH Princess Samdech Sisowath Pongneary Monipong, my beloved Aunt, HRH Princess Samdech Reach Botrey Preah Anoch Norodom Arunrasmy and Her daughter, HRH Princess Norodom Reasmey Ponita.

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Celebration of Buddhist Holy Day : First Day of the Month of Pisak

On Thursday 5th May 2016, at the Royal Palace of Phnom Penh, in the Silver Pagoda Holy Grounds, His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni and Her Majesty Queen-Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk, followed by members of the Royal Family and dignitaries of the Khmer Royal Court, prayed in occasion of the Buddhist Holy Day of the beginning of the Month of Pisak.

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Their Majesties praying in front of King Norodom Sihanouk’s Stupa. HRH Samdech Reach Botrei Preah Ream Princess Norodom Buppha Devi, HRH Samdech Reach Botrei Preah Anoch Princess Norodom Arunrasmey and HRH Samdech Princess Sisowath Pongneary Monipong were following Their Majesties. I was granted the grand honour to follow my Aunt, Princess Sisowath Pongneary Monipong to offer a jasmine garland to honour the memory of our King Father.
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With my Beloved Auntie HRH Princess Samdech Sisowath Pongneary Monipong before the Royal Ceremony of the Grand Holy Day on 5th May 2016

I was granted the honour to greet Their Majesties and extend my deeply respectful thanks for Their Royal Kindness and bidding my salutations before leaving Cambodia back to Italy.

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Honouring the Memory of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk Varman, Preah Barom Rattanak Kaud, Father of Khmer Independence

On Monday 2nd May 2016, before entering the Kantha Bopha Pavillion to be received by Her Majesty Queen-Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk, I was granted the honour to kneel down in front of the Statue of our Late King-Father in the gardens of the Royal Palace.

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Honouring the Memory of King Father Preah Barom Rattanak Kaud Preah Karuna Norodom Sihanouk Varman

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