Prince Thayavong Savang (born
April 17 1964) is a surviving member of the now deposed royal family of the Kingdom of Laos. He was born at the Royal Palace, Luang Prabang, Laos. His father is Prince Vong Savangand mother is Princess Mahneelai.
In 1981, he escaped from captivity from Laos with his older brother Crown Prince
Soulivong Savang, arriving in Franceas political refugees.
He is currently exiled and lives in
Paris, France, and is active in the political aspirations of restoring a Constitutional Monarchyin Laos, along with his Uncle Prince Sauryavong Savang, the Regentof the Laotianroyal family, Crown Prince Soulivong Savang, and Prince Mangkra Souvannaphouma.
In September 1997, he and his brother Crown Prince
Soulivong Savangalong with their Uncle Prince Sauryavong Savanginitiated a Royal Lao Conference in Seattle, United States, over three hundred Laoexiles and representatives of the Hmongs community.
A resolution was established at this meeting between the Lao and Hmongs leaders and the Royal Family and it held the common goal to change "
totalitarianregime to a genuine democratic system", and "the reunification of the Lao people".
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