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Royal motorcade: To Klai Kangwon Palace in Hua Hin (Update 2)

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Tens of thousands of well-wishers expected line route to get glimpse of King and Queen on their way to Hua Hin palace. 

Well-wishers wait at Siriraj Hospital hours ahead of time to wait for the departure of Their Majesties, who will travel to Klai Kangwon Palace on Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Pattarachai Prechapanich)

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Their Majesties departed the hospital Thursday and travelled in a royal van to the palace in Prachuap Khiri Khan province. It was their first visit to Klai Kangwon in almost four years.

At 4.25pm, cheers of "Long Live Their Majesties" reverberated around the hospital as the royal van the King and Queen were travelling in emerged from the underground area of the hospital.

His Majesty, wearing an orange jacket and accompanied by the Queen who was dressed in blue, looked glowing with health and grace.

The King and the Queen waved and smiled to cheering crowds clad in the royal colours of yellow and pink. The assembled masses held up pictures of Their Majesties and waved national flags and flags bearing royal emblems.

The King and the Queen arrived at Klai Kangwon Palace about 6.50pm, with well-wishers thronging the streets leading to the palace and chanting "Long Live Their Majesties".

The general health of the King and Queen has improved considerably. Now that they are feeling better the King and Queen want to move to Klai Kangwon Palace to recuperate and relax.

The King will turn 86 on Dec 5 this year.

Narisara Lertmuang, from Ayutthaya, said she was delighted to learn that His Majesty has been discharged from hospital, which means that he is now in good health.

"The weather in Hua Hin should be better and should help him recuperate," she said.

Update: A sea of people, mostly in pink and yellow, outside Siriraj Hospital cheered the King and Queen with chants of "Long Live Their Majesties" as they left for their first visit to Klai Kangwon Palace in five years on Thursday.

Their Majesties departed the hospital about 4pm in a royal motorcade accompanied by royal doctors and nurses on their way to the palace in Hua Hin district in Prachuap Khiri Khan province.

Well-wishers had gathered at the hospital since the morning, after the announcement by the Royal Household Bureau through Prachuap Khiri Khan governor Weera Sriwathanatrakoon, that the royal couple would move to the seaside town of Hua Hin, with no schedule on how long they will reside there in the palace.

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Phetkasem Road in Hua Hin district of Prachuap Khiri Khan is improved and decorated with flags to welcome Their Majesty's visit to Klai Kangwon Palace on Thursday. (Photo by Chaiwat Satyaem)

Well-wishers are gathering at Siriraj Hospital to greet the King and Queen, who will leave and travel to Klai Kangwon Palace in Hua Hin at 4pm on Thursday.

A large number of people have occupied areas in the hospital where Their Majesties were expected to walk to a royal motorcade to take them to the seaside town in Prachuap Khiri Khan province.

Tens of thousands of well-wishers were expected to turn out along the route to try and get a glimpse of the King and Queen in Hua Hin district and in places along Phetkasem road where the motorcade will pass on its way to the palace.

Udom Kachintorn, dean of the faculty of medicine at Siriraj Hospital, said on Thursday that the King and Queen are healthy and ready for the trip.

A team of royal doctors and nurses would accompany them to the palace, and all needed medical equipment had been installed at the palace and at Hua Hin Hospital nearby, Dr Udom said.

"We are fully ready. Assignments for doctors and nurses will be the same as Siriraj. The number has not been reduced,'' he added.

The last time Their Majesties visited the palace was in 2008.

His Majesty has been in Siriraj since September 2009. Her Majesty was admitted to the hospital in July 2012.

Hua Hin officials have set aside parking space for 3,000 cars in 19 locations near the area for people to get a glimpse of them to leave their vehicles.

The landscape along the route has been spruced up and national and royal flags were flying on part of Phetkasem, which leads to the palace.

The Royal Thai Navy has deployed five ships to stations in the Gulf of Thailand offshore from the palace since 8am on Thursday, three frigates and two patrol boats, navy chief Adm Surasak Rounroengrom said.

The navy will fire a salute to honour Their Majesties as they arrive at Klai Kangwol, he added.

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accompanied: went with - ติดตาม, ร่วมทาง, เดินทางไปด้วย

accompany: to go with someone - ไปกับ,ไปด้วยกัน,ไปเป็นเพื่อน

admit: to put someone into hospital for medical treatment - เปิดรับ

announcement: a spoken or written statement that informs people about something - การประกาศ

assembled: gathered together -

assignment: a task or piece of work that somebody is given to do, usually as part of their job or studies - งานที่ได้รับมอบหมาย

bear: to carry something - ถือ

chant: to keep shouting or singing a word or phrase many times - โห่ร้อง, โห่ร้องต้อนรับ, ร้องเพลง

cheer: an atmosphere of happiness - ความสดชื่นรื่นเริง

clad: dressed or covered - สวมใส่

considerably: much; a lot - มากมาย

couple: two people who are married or are involved in a romantic relationship - คู่แต่งงานกัน, คุ่รัก

dean: a senior official at a college or university, often the head of a faculty or department - คณบดี

delighted: very happy or satisfied about something - ยินดีมาก,สุขใจ

depart: to leave - ออกจาก

departure: leaving - การออกจาก

deploy: to put in place ready for use - นำมาใช้

discharge: to allow someone officially to leave somewhere, especially a hospital or a court of law - ได้รับอนุญาตให้ออกจาก

emblem: a sign or symbol - สัญลักษณ์, เครื่องหมาย

emerge: to appear - ปรากฏออกมา

equipment: the things that are needed for a particular purpose or activity - อุปกรณ์, เครื่องมือ

faculty: a group of departments in a college or university which specialise in a particular subject or group of subjects - คณะ

frigate: a small fast ship in the navy that travels with other ships in order to protect them - เรือรบเคลื่อนเร็วขนาดเล็ก

gather: to come together in a group - รวมกลุ่ม, รวมตัวกัน, จับกลุ่มกัน, ชุมนุม

glimpse: to take a quick look - กวาดตามองอย่างรวดเร็ว ดูอย่างคร่าวๆ

governor: a person who is chosen to be in charge of the government of a state or province - ผู้ว่าการรัฐ, ผู้ว่าราชการจังหวัด

grace: gentleness and attention to detail in movement and the way that you do things, elegance - ความนุ่มนวล

honour: to do something that shows great respect for somebody/something - เคารพ,นับถือ, ยกย่อง

install: to put a piece of equipment somewhere and make it ready for use - ติดตั้ง

journey: travelling from one place to another, especially when they are far apart - การเดินทาง

landscape: the appearance and characteristics of an area of land - ภูมิประเทศ, ภูมิทัศน์

majestic: impressive because of size or beauty - สง่าผ่าเผย, สูงส่ง

masses: large numbers of people; mobs - ประชาชนจำนวนมาก

medical: connected with illness and injury and their treatment - ทางการแพทย์, ด้านการแพทย์, เกี่ยวกับการแพทย์

motorcade: a group of cars traveling with someone very important - ขบวนรถ

motorcade: a group of cars traveling with someone very important - ขบวนรถ (ขบวนรถพระที่นั่ง)

national: for the whole country - แห่งชาติ, ของชาติ

occupy: to fill, exist in, or use a place or period of time - ครอง

offshore: happening or existing in the sea, not far from the land - ซึ่งอยู่ห่างจากฝั่ง, ที่อยู่นอกฝั่ง

palace: the official home of a king, queen, president, etc, a large impressive house - พระราชวัง, ตำหนัก, ปราสาท

patrol boats: military or police boats that go around an area regular to make sure there is no trouble there - เรือลาดตระเวน

recuperate: to get better after being ill or injured - ฟื้นไข้

reduce: to make something smaller or less in amount, size, importance etc - ลดลง

relax: to become calm and not anxious - ผ่อนคลาย

reside: to live in a particular place - อยู่อาศัย

reverberate: to shake - มีผลสะท้อนต่อเนื่อง

route: the roads, paths, waterways, etc., used to go from one place to another - เส้นทาง

royal: a member of the family of a king and queen - บุคคลในราชวงศ์

Royal Household Bureau: an agency of the Monarchy of Thailand, responsible for the upkeep of the royal palaces, royal ceremonies, public relations and the management of the royal finances - สำนักพระราชวัง

royal institution (higher institution): the monarchy - ระบอบประชาธิปไตยอันมีพระมหากษัตริย์เป็นประมุข

salute: a formal signal make to show respect to someone, such as the firing of guns in a ceremony - ยิงสลุต

schedule: a list showing the times at which particular events will happen - ตารางเวลา

set aside: to keep or save something from a larger amount or supply in order to use it later for a particular purpose - สำรอง

station: to cause, especially soldiers, to be in a particular place to do a job - ตั้งฐานปฎิบัติการ,ตั้งประจำ

throng: to go somewhere or be present somewhere in large numbers - แห่, ไปกันเป็นพวกเป็นหมู่มากๆ, ยกโขยง

vehicle: a machine that you travel in or on, especially one with an engine that travels on roads, e.g., a car, bus, van, truck, etc. - ยานพาหนะ

wave: to move your hand or arm from side to side in the air in order to attract attention, say hello, etc - โบกมือ, โบกเพื่อทักทายหรือส่งสัญญาณ

well-wisher: a person who expresses their good wishes or sympathy, often to someone who they do not know - ผู้ปรารถนาดีต่อผู้อื่น

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