Cambodia’s late Prince Ranariddh cremated in Phnom Penh

The body of Cambodia’s Prince Norodom Ranariddh was cremated on Wednesday in an elaborate Buddhist ceremony at a park next to the Royal Palace in the capital of Phnom Penh.

Ranariddh, president of Funcinpec Party and chairman of the Supreme Privy Advisory Council to the King, died in France on Nov. 28 of illness at the age of 77 and his body was flown to Cambodia on Sunday for a traditional funeral.

On Wednesday, a coffin containing Ranariddh’s body was driven in a 1.5-kilometer procession from his former residence on Samdech Pan Street to the crematorium at the park. National flags across the kingdom were flown at half-mast as mark of respect for him.

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