Royal non-appearance

5 05 2013

As PPT posted yesterday, the  Bangkok Post proclaimed that both the king and the queen will “appear at a ceremony to commemorate Coronation Day in the Amarin Winichai Throne Hall Sunday, according to an announcement by the Royal Household Bureau.” We noted that the appearances were significant as the king has again been ill and the queen has been hidden since her stroke in July 2012.

Now the Bangkok Post has not one but three slightly different stories at its online site about the non-appearance of the king and queen. One story is here, another here and the third notes that: “Previously, the bureau said Their Majesties the King and Queen would appear at the ceremony.”

Prince Vajiralongkorn took over the Coronation Day event meant to mark the king’s coronation 63 years ago, following the death of his elder brother.

According to the Royal Household Bureau, “a team of royal physicians has advised His Majesty the King, 85, to suspend all royal activities…” due to continuing “inflammation in the lungs,” tiredness and an inability to “take much food…”. At The Nation it is stated that the king continues to receive “intravenous antibiotic medicine…”.

Of course, these things should have been known 24 hours earlier when the first announcement was made, so more rumors will swirl.

The queen’s failure to appear is left unexplained.


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9 05 2013
Panic, coups and courts | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] top brass if they were at any serious level of plotting. That said, Yingluck’s speech and the failure of the king and queen to appear as scheduled probably mean that the military men have the coup […]

9 05 2013
Panic, coups and courts | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] the top brass if they were at any serious level of plotting. That said, Yingluck’s speech and the failure of the king and queen to appear as scheduled probably mean that the military men have the coup […]




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