Photos from the last century: A Vietnamese king in France

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In June 1922, Emperor Khai Dinh of Annam - the French protectorate encompassing the central region of Vietnam - visited France. 
He was accompanied by Prince Vinh Thuy and Prince Vinh Can. Vinh Thuy later became Emperor Bao Dai, the final king of the Nguyen Dynasty, which was the last dynasty of Vietnam.
Photos courtesy of the Bibliotheque nationale de Franch. 
Emperor Khải Định (1885 – 1925) reigned only nine years: 1916–1925. He was succeeded by Emperor Bao Dai.
 

Emperor Khai Dinh of Annam, , and French colonial minister Alber Sarraut, in Marseille Port, June 21, 1922.

Emperor Khai Dinh and his sons, Vinh Thuy (C) and Vinh Can (far right), pose for a photo with French colonial minister Albert Sarraut after the Vietnamese royal delegation arrived in Marseille. Prince Vinh Thuy later became Emperor Bao Dai, the last emperor of the Nguyen dynasty and of Vietnam, in June 21, 1922. Photo: Bibliotheque nationale de France.

Emperor Khai Dinh in Paris, June 24, 1922.

Emperor Khai Dinh in Paris, June 24, 1922. Photo: Bibliotheque nationale de France.

Emperor Khai Dinh arrives in Paris, June 24, 1922. Photo: Bibliotheque nationale de France.

Emperor Khai Dinh at the Elysée. Photo: Bibliotheque nationale de France.

Emperor Khai Dinh at the Elysée. Photo: Bibliotheque nationale de France.

Emperor Khai is welcomed at Place de l'Etoile (now Place Charles de Gaulles), June 24, 1922. Photo: Bibliotheque nationale de France.


Emperor Khai is welcomed at Place de l'Etoile (now Place Charles de Gaulles), June 24, 1922. Photo: Bibliotheque nationale de France.

Emperor Khai Dinh visist the colonial garden Nogent-sur-Marne on Feb 26, 1922. Photo: Bibliotheque nationale de France.

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