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French wine fest for a Prince and a king

Prime Minister HRH Prince Norodom Ranariddh (right) and HRH Princess Marie made a

surprise visit to the Sofitel Hotel's Wine Festival on Nov. 27.

Guests in the Cyclo Bar were offered a "sumptuous" French country food

buffet with a glass of wine and live music with dancing.

Master of ceremonies, Gilbert Mehat, conferred upon the Prime Minister a special

medallion marking the night's festivities.

The French Wine Society installed selected Cambodians and foreigners with a traditional

wine ceremony.

Individuals who became on the night Commanderies des Grands Vins d'Amboise included

Bulgarian Ambassador Ognyan Champoev, French Defence Attache Col. Francois Torres

and Russian Councilor Guennadi Chevelev.

Actors from the Chateau d'Amboise Son et Lumiere performed in traditional costumes

of 16th century France depicting King Francois I and his Queen as well as other court

dignitaries.

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