Royal Weekend

Well that was an unusual weekend. I was filming in Siem Reap with the Princess Bopha Devi at a development project she supports and had Prince Tisso as a driver, which was most unexpected. A friend is making a series for local TV about her life and it should be very interesting, as she’s led an eventful life.

While the Princess was very regal, the Prince was a very humble and down to earth character who was a delight to work with. While having lunch the renowned Prince Ranariddh dropped by to say hello and mistook me for someone else. All in all it was a very Royal weekend and although I did feel somewhat out of place I was very pleasantly surprised as to how engaging all the Royals were. The Princess turned out to be one of the most elusive subjects I have ever tried to film. While she had agreed to the filming and has always been a fairly public figure she was clearly not very comfortable with the cameras, which seems strange considering she has made many films and spent much of her life performing with the Royal ballet.

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About Allan Michaud

English Wildlife Photographer/Environmental Filmmaker based in Cambodia
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