The whole Thai Kingdom will pay a final tribute to Her Royal Highness Princess Bejaratana on 9 April 2012, the royal cremation day, when the remains of Her Royal Highness are cremated.
The royal cremation takes place more than eight months after the passing away of the Princess on 27 July 2011.
The program on the royal cremation day begins at 07.00 hr, when His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn represent His Majesty the King in a ceremony to transfer the royal urn from Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall to the Royal Crematorium at the Sanam Luang ceremonial ground.
The royal urn is transferred upon the Golden Palanquin with Three Poles (Phra Yannamas Sam Lamkhan) from the Grand Palace, with the procession of honor to the Royal Great Victory Carriage (Phra Maha Phichai Ratcharot) in front of Wat Phra Chetuphon (Wat Pho). His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn accompany the royal urn to the Elevated Royal Hall in front of Wat Phra Chetuphon. The procession then proceeds to transfer the royal urn to the Royal Crematorium at Sanam Luang.
The symbolic royal cremation takes place at 16.30 hr at the Royal Crematorium, when Their Majesties the King and Queen and members of the Royal Family attend the ceremony.
Their Majesties the King and Queen and members of the Royal Family will proceed to the Royal Crematorium again at 22.00 hr for the actual royal cremation.