Body of Prince Ranariddh returned to Cambodia

The body of Prince Norodom Ranariddh is carried by Cambodian officers at the international airport in Phnom Penh, December 5, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

The body then was sent to the royal palace, where traditional Cambodian and Buddhist funeral ceremonies will be held. According to a statement released last Friday, the Cambodian government has also chosen Wednesday as the official day of mourning marking the prince’s death.

Prince Ranariddh dies Sunday in France, body will be returned to Cambodia this week

Prince Norodom Ranariddh gives an interview with media at his home in Phnom Penh. Picture taken October 14, 2017. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Royalist Funcinpec party president and former first Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh died from illness Sunday morning in France. He was 77 years old.