Sisowath Ravivaddhana Monipong
General de Gaulle and his wife, together with Ms. Pompidou, greeting HRH Samdech Preah Apyuvareach Norodom Sihanouk and his eldest daughter, HRH Princess Norodom Buppha Devi at Opera Garnier, July 1964
In summer 1964, HRH Princess Norodom Buppha Devi went on a successful tournée, following Her Father, HRH Prince Norodom Sihanouk in a State Visit in France. This was the first time the Royal Ballet of Cambodia was granted the Opera de Paris as a privileged stage, before the Theatre Sarah Bernhardt (Théâtre de la Ville nowadays).
HRH Princess Norodom Buppha Devi leading the Apsara Ballet at the Theatre Sarah Bernhardt, Paris, July 1964
Obviously, the Italian journalists’ attention was taken by the young couple, HRH Princess Norodom Buppha Devi and Bruno Forsinetti. They were young, beautiful and their story really resembled a fairy tale. Here is the article, which was published in « Tempo », n°29, 18 July 1964
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