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The Coronation of King Rama X
The Final Phase of the Coronation of King Rama X Has Concluded

12 December 2019 (Readers 571)

Both the Royal Barge Procession and the Royal Land Procession, marking the final phase of the Coronation of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua (Rama X), have concluded, leaving a lasting and memorable impression on everyone.

The event took place on 12 December 2019. The Royal Barge Procession comprised 52 barges, including four major royal barges. His Majesty the King, Her Majesty Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana, and His Royal Highness Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti rode on the majestic Royal Barge Suphannahong.

Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Narendiradebyavati and Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya were seated in the Royal Barge Anekkachatphutchong. The Royal Barge Anantanakkharat carried a Buddha image, while the Royal Barge Narai Song Suban, King Rama IX, was reserved as a secondary barge for His Majesty the King.

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn viewed the Royal Barge Procession from her pavilion at Santichai Prakan Park.

After the royal procession by water, His Majesty the King rode in the Royal Palanquin in the Royal Land Procession from Ratchaworadit pier to the Grand Palace. Her Majesty the Queen and Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Narendiradebyavati, as royal guards, also accompanied His Majesty by marching in the procession.

Once the procession had arrived at its destination, Abhorn Bimok Pavilion in the Grand Palace, His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen prepared for their travel by car to Ambara Villa.

On this occasion, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was assigned by the Government to invite members of the diplomatic and consular corps to attend an audience with His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen, as well as members of the Royal Family, at King Rama VIII Statue, King Rama VIII Memorial Park.

The members of the diplomatic and consular corps and their spouses who attended the Royal Barge Procession, those both with residence in Thailand and non-resident ambassadors, numbered 150 persons, representing almost 100 countries.

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