26th May 2018: Royal Audience granted by His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni and Her Majesty Queen-Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk to Marquis Vincenzo Grisostomi Travaglini and His Highness Prince Sisowath Ravivaddhana Monipong

On Saturday 26th May 2018, in Phnom Penh,  His Majesty Preah Karuna Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath King Norodom Sihamoni  and Her Majesty Queen-Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk granted me and Marquis Vincenzo Grisostomi Travaglini the honour of a Royal Audience in Khemarin Palace at 11.00 a.m.

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Their Majesties had honoured us with beautiful Royal gifts, silver hand-made traditional plate and box, the re-published Book of the Music of His Majesty King Norodom Sihanouk and the DVD on the Preah Sihanouk Museum.

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We had then the honour to raise to Their Majesties’ High attention the reporting about our last activities in the field of opera: “L’elisir d’amore” in Manila last October and “Cavalleria rusticana” in Phnom Penh next September.

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Before leaving, Their Majesties renewed Their best wishes for the success of Our projects and our souls felt deeply blessed by the Royal esteem and affection both Sovereigns granted us with.

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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.

 

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.

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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