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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."


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