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.

 

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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Royal Audience granted by His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni to His Highness Prince Sisowath Ravivaddhana Monipong

On Sunday 1st May 2016, in Phnom Penh,  His Majesty Preah Karuna Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath King Norodom Sihamoni granted me the honour of a Royal Audience in Khemarin Palace at 11.00 a.m.

 

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Kneeling down in front of my Most Revered Sovereign

 

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His Majesty benevolently listening
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Royal Embrace before leaving

Article in “Oggi”, Italian Weekly Magazine, 23 March 1956

 

 

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SUCCEDE AL FIGLIO SUL TRONO DI CAMBOGIA.

Phnom Penh (Cambogia). Il re Norodom Suramarit insieme alla regina Kossamak siede sul trono nel giorno dell’incoronazione. Vestito dei tradizionali paludamenti d’oro con il copricapo a forma di cono splendente di perle, il re Norodom  ha ricevuto per molti giorni  l’omaggio dei suoi sudditi, mentre in tutto il paese avevano luogo le cerimonie e i festeggiamenti ufficiali. Egli ha sessanta anni e sul trono di Cambogia – uno dei regni semindipendenti dell’Indocina – ha preso il posto del figlio Sihanouk che è diventato in compenso primo ministro e capo del governo. A sua volta, Sihanouk era stato scelto come re dalla nonna materna, che aveva regnato prima di lui. La Cambogia ha quattro milioni di abitanti.

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