16 Nations Express Sorrow over Princess' Death

Sixteen countries, along with a U.N. agency, have added messages of condolence over the death of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana. A Foreign Ministry spokesman said the messages were from Japan, Kuwait, France, Myanmar, Singapore, Bulgaria, Bhutan, Cambodia, Bahrain, China, South Korea, Nigeria, Russia, Ukraine, Laos, and Nepal. United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific sent a separate condolence statement. Many representatives of foreign missions in Thailand also turned up in person to pay their last respects to the Princess at the Grand Palace where her body is lying in state.

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Treasury Department to Produce Memorial Coins of Late Princess

The Treasury Department will make memorial coins to commemorate the death of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana. Deputy chief of the Treasury Department Jaruwan Jantimapong said the department is working on the model of the coins. She said three types of memorial coins are expected to be produced -- those that are made of gold, silver, and bronze. The department will inform public the price and time they can buy the memorial coins.

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Foreign Leaders Sent Condolences for Princess' Death

Dignitaries and leaders of countries around the world have sent letters of condolence to His Majesty the King for the death of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana. A Foreign Ministry spokesman revealed that King Jigme Singye Wangchuck of Bhutan sent a message of condolence to the royal family to show his great sadness for the passing away of the Princess. In addition, Chinese President Hu Jintao sent a message saying the Princess was an old friend of the Chinese people who made valuable contributions to the development of Thailand's friendly relations with China. The spokesman said other foreign leaders who sent condolences to His Majesty the King include the Bulgarian ambassador, the Burmese leader, and Singapore's top public figures.

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Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana’s Great Contribution to Thailand’s Public Health

After the death of the Princess Mother in 1995, Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra carried on the noble works initiated by the Princess Mother, especially in the field of public health.

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The Life of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra

The whole Thai nation has united in sorrow to show their great respect for Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra, who passed away peacefully on January 2. Although the Princess has left this world for good, she will always remain vividly in the hearts and minds of the Thai people and others who had the good fortune to have known her.

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Classical Music Conservatory to Be Built in Honor of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana

A conservatory of classical music will be built on Chao Phraya river bank in honor of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana and will be named after her. Culture Minister Khunying Khaisri Sri-aroon said yesterday that her ministry received approval from the Cabinet on 25 December 2007 to begin work on the project as a tribute to the Princess, who was known for her passion for western classical music. Meanwhile, foreign dignitaries and leaders across the world have sent their condolences to His Majesty the King and the royal family to share their grief over the passing of the Princess.

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US Sends Condolences on Passing of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana

The United States yesterday extended condolence message on the passing of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana, expressing deepest and sincerest sympathy to Thailand. A statement issued by the US embassy in Bangkok said the Government and people of the United States were deeply saddened to learn of her death. The Princess will be remembered for her valuable contribution to the charitable foundations under her royal patronage and her deep concern for the well being of those in need not only in Thailand, but around the world, the statement said.

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Public Can Pay Respects to Late Princess in Grand Palace

The Bureau of the Royal Household has announced that members of the general public are welcome to pay respects to late HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra at Sala Sahathai Samakhom in the Grand Palace from Thursday to next Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. After next Wednesday, they can do so by visiting the Dusit Maha Prasart Throne Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Their Majesties the King and Queen, as well as members of the royal family attended a royal bathing rite for the late Princess at Piman Rattaya Throne Hall in the Grand Palace yesterday evening, while His Majesty the King granted a permission for a public bathing rite for the late Princess at Sala Sahathai Samakhom from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Princess' Death Halts Coalition Talks

Chart Thai and Puea Pandin parties today postponed their announcement on joining a coalition government led by People Power party after the death of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana in the early morning. Chart Thai Party Nikhon Chamnong told reporters that the party will not be involved in any political activities today, including the party executives meeting. Puea Pandin spokesman Wachiramon Kunakasemthanawat said party leader Suvit Khunkitti ordered the cancellation of the press conference. So far, Ruam Jai Thai Chart Pattana and Pracharaj parties, which won two and one seats respectively, have already decided to join the coalition.

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Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra Has Passed Away

Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra, the elder sister of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, passed away at the age of 84 on the early morning of Wednesday, 2 January 2008.



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