Phương Liên

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Phương Liên
Phuong lien (right) with her mother
Born (1939-11-03) 3 November 1939 (age 84)
Đà Lạt
SpouseBernard Soulain
IssueValérie Soulain
Caroline Soulain
HouseNguyễn Phúc
FatherBảo Đại
MotherNam Phương

Princess Phương Liên of Vietnam (born 3 November 1939 in Đà Lạt) is a daughter of Bảo Đại, the last emperor of Vietnam, and his first wife, Empress Nam Phương.


Her father abdicated as emperor in 1945.[1]

She was educated at the Convent des Oiseaux, Verneuil-sur-Seine, France, and in England.

On 6 January 1961, in the Catholic rite of matrimony, Princess Phương Liên married banker Bernard Maurice Soulain, in Chabrignac, Corrèze, France. He is from Bordeaux, and is the son of Alysse Albert Soulain and his wife, Yvonne Adrienne Marguerite Cousin.

They have two daughters:

  • Valérie Soulain (born on 20 July 1963)
  • Caroline Soulain (born on 20 March 1966)


  1. ^ "Obituary: Bao Dai". The Independent. 2011-10-23. Archived from the original on 2022-05-26. Retrieved 2021-08-09.