Templation, Arts & Culture

An exceptional book about an exceptional destiny

First public presentation of "The Royal House of Cambodia"

Feb 04 2018 by maads

Tags: Cambodian History, Royal House of Cambodia, Photography

Ambassador Julio A. Jeldres, the King Father's private secretary for decades, presents and signs his book on the past and present of the Cambodian Royal Family, Feb 2 2018

This extended and updated edition of H.E. Julio A. Jeldres' history of the Royal House of Cambodia takes us through times, tragedies and triumphs until the present days, with intimate portraits of its youngest generations in closing.

Brilliant historic essay illuminated by a rich iconography, the 318 pages book depicts the Cambodian royals as they were and nowadays are -- symbols of the Khmer resilience against the challenges of wars and predatory powers, protectors of the arts and artists themselves, human beings devoted to a somehow supernatural mission.

King Sihamoni in his youth

King Sihanouk's Coronation

Princess Buppha Devi in 1965

Presented to the members of the Royal family during an official ceremony last month, "The Royal House of Cambodia" was discussed and signed by author Julio A. Jeldres at Templation Angkor, in presence of H.H. Prince Tesso Sisowath. Many book lovers and culture buffs joined in the event.

In association with For Arts Sake Gallery and The Sleuk Rith Institute

Siem Reap, 2 Feb 2018

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