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King Attends 64th Anniversary Of Coronation Ceremony

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej travels in a motorcade to mark the 64th anniversary of his coronation in Hua Hin Read more: http://digitaljournal.com/image/187970#ixzz30qnbcbpc

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej travels in a motorcade to mark the 64th anniversary of his coronation

 

HUA HIN – Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a rare public appearance to attend a ceremony to mark the anniversary of his coronation 64 years ago.

There were thousands of cheering people wearing yellow who lined the streets of Hua Hin near his coastal palace Monday as the monarch’s motorcade passed by on the way to a Buddhist ceremony celebrating Thailand’s Coronation Day.

The ceremony was attended by the royal family and government officials including Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, and was conducted in Klai Kangwon palace where King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit reside.

In Bangkok, politics was forgotten for a moment as thousands of anti-government protesters walked several kilometres to the Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha temple to mark Coronation Day of the world’s longest reigning monarch.

All the people wore yellow shirts for the event.

“Long live the King” the protesters chanted along the way of the procession heading to the destination this afternoon headed by Suthep Thaugsuban, the leader of People Democratic Reform Committee.

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