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Body of Princess Buppha Devi cremated

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King Norodom Sihamoni honors deceased Princess Norodom Buppha Devi during her last funeral procession in Phnom Penh. KT/ Siv Channa

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The body of Princess Norodom Buppha Devi was cremated in a grand ceremony at 9:50 am today in front of Botum pagoda.

King Norodom Sihamoni, Queen Mother Monineath Sihanouk along with senior government officials, armed forces, monks and citizens participated in the ceremony.

People join the procession of Princess Norodom Buppha Devi’s funeral in Phnom Penh. KT/ Siv Channa

Princess Buppha Devi passed away at the age of 76 last week in a Bangkok hospital.

Chab Chamroeun Tola, 31, a student of Princess Buppha Devi said that the loss of the princess is like the loss of her mother.

“I don’t know how to describe my feeling now,” she said.

Princess Buppha Devi was former director of the Royal Ballet and former Minister of Culture and Fine Arts.

Her body was returned to the Kingdom and placed in Botum pagoda in Phnom Penh since last week.

People join the procession of Princess Norodom Buppha Devi’s funeral in Phnom Penh. KT/ Siv Channa

 

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