Drumming up support

10 05 2015

It has been widely reported that the king and queen are to be returned to their seaside palace in Hua Hin. Apparently they are considered to be well enough to be released from Siriraj Hospital to “rest and recuperate in an area with fresh air…”.

The Royal Household Bureau announced that “[m]embers of the public were invited to greet Their Majesties along the roads where the royal motorcade will pass on its way to the palace in Prachuap Khiri Khan province.”

The Prachuap Khiri Khan Governor sent a letter marked “most urgent” to all “local state officials” telling them they should “gather from 3pm along Phetkasem Road opposite the entrance to Klai Kangwon Palace.”

The drumming up of “reverence” for the monarchy has long been a task assigned to state agencies.



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