Farewell to a beautiful ballerina: Princess Buppha Devi of Cambodia dies aged 76 after six decades of touring the world with the Royal Ballet, performing for Princess Margaret and Angelina Jolie and raising five children from four marriages

Cambodian Princess Norodom Bopha Devi, a royal who helped resurrect the traditional ‘Apsara dance’ from the ashes of the brutal Khmer Rouge rule in the 1970s, died on Monday at the age of 76.

Thea former culture minister and daughter of late king Norodom Sihanouk and half sister of current monarch Norodom Sihamoni, Bopha Devi died from an illness in a Bangkok hospital, according to family.

The Princess, who married for the first time aged just 15, leaves behind five children from four marriages, Princess Sisowath Moni Kossoma, 59, Princess Sisowath Kalyan Tevi, 58, Princess Keo Chinsita Forsinetti, 54, Prince Sisowath Chivannariddh, 51, and Prince Sisowath Veakchiravuddh, 46.

In full: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7714825/Princess-Norodom-Buppha-Devi-Cambodiahas-died-aged-76.html

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