His Majesty King Father Norodom Sihanouk sings a duet with Queen Mother Monineath,
accompanied by Prince Norodom Sirivudh on guitar, left, during a dinner party at
the Royal Palace given for diplomats and heads of foreign NGOs on June 14. The 84-year-old
retired King Sihanouk sang 27 songs in at least seven different languages from 8pm
until 3.30am when the party
wound up. Queen Monineath also danced with Sihanouk's granddaughter, Princess Sisowath
Kalyan Tevi, and Princess Marie Norodom Ranariddh.
US Ambassador Joseph Mussomeli, whose daughter Alexis perfomed a version of Paul
Simon's American Tune , had high praise for Sihanouk's renditions of Frank Sinatra
"The King Father was in form the whole night: there were 27 songs on the playlist
and he added about 10 more," Mussomeli said. "The entire diplomatic corps
was impressed with his stamina and joie de vivre."