Starting at 7am, the First Procession will convey the Royal Urn from the Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall to Phra Yannamas Sam Lamkhan after His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn makes merit and performs religious rites before the Royal Urn. This will be a medium-sized procession divided into four lines, two each on the left and right.
Leading the procession will be a procession leader, followed by two bearers carrying jagged flags, two front markers, armed forces personnel in full dress uniforms, drummers, master pipers, master drummers, buglers, Siamese buglers, conch shell blowers, superintendents of the drums and superintendents of buglers. Then will follow commanders of the Tiered Gold-embroidered Umbrella for the leading monk (normally His Holiness the Supreme Patriarch), bearers of the Supreme Patriarch’s tiered Gold-embroidered Umbrella and Ceremonial Regalia, then Somdet Phra Buddhajan of Wat Sa Ket, seated on Saliang Kleebbua, a palanquin with two carrying poles, reading the Abhidharma. The palanquin will be carried by 16 bearers, supervised by a commander and two supervisors.
Walking on either sides of the palanquin will be high-ranking officials from the Ministry of Culture, the Office of the National Buddhism, and traditionally-dressed Indras and Brahmas carrying the Lesser Embroidered Royal Insignia of Rank Sunshades, with four supervisors at four corners of the palanquin carrying the Ceremonial Swords (Phra Saeng Lai Tin Tong). Behind the palanquin will be bearers of the trailing Regalia of the Supreme Patriarch.
Ahead of Phra Yannamas Sam Lamkhan, a golden palanquin with three poles, which carries the Royal Urn, will be bearers of the leading Embroidered Royal Insignia of Rank and their supervisors. In the middle will be a supervisor and bearers of the Ceremonial Sword (Phra Saeng Wang Khruang).
Following will be the chairman of the Committee for Organising the Royal Cremation Ceremony (the Prime Minister), Lord Chamberlain, senior officials involved in organising the processions including the Army and a processional signaller. They will be accompanied by royal constables and royal pages on both sides.
Leading the palanquin with three carrying poles will be a Royal Aide-de-Camp carrying the Standard of the Royal Princess trailed by a supervisor, commanders of the palanquin and commanders of the palanquin bearers. The palanquin carried by 60 bearers will be flanked by traditionally-dressed officials holding silver and golden floral offerings, more Royal Aides-de-Camps and permanent secretaries from various ministries. Behind the palanquin will be groups of officials carrying tiered Embroidered Royal Insignia of Rank Umbrellas Ranks, Ceremonial Swords (Phra Saeng Wang Kruang), and male royal relatives including the late Princess’s nephew, Capt Jithas Sornsongkram, carrying her royal regalia and decorations.
At the end of this part of the procession will be the Naliwan, or Brahmin priests, and two rear-markers, followed by two Royal Constables.
An Aide-de-Camp will carry the Crown Prince’s Standard flag ahead as His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will follow the palanquin carrying the Royal Urn. Following the Princess will be HRH the late Princess Galyani Vadhana’s daughter, Thanpuying Tassanawalai Sornsongkram.
Besides the Crown Prince will be Royal Aides-de-Camp and behind will be royal pages carrying the Crown Prince’s Regalia.
Followed behind the late Princess’s daughter will be HRH Princess Sirindhorn’s ladies-in-waiting, the Grand Chamberlain and Her Royal Highness’s Guard.
At the end of procession will be royal relatives, royal pages and ladies-in-waiting from Le Dis Palace, members of foundations and associations under the Royal Patronage of the late Princess and royal attendants.
Traditional music befitting the occasion will be played continuously once the Royal Urn transfers from the Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall.
The procession will move from Sri Sunthorn Gate, Dhevapirom Gate, Maha Rat Road, then along Tai Wang and Sanam Chai roads.
Once the first procession moves to an area in front of Wat Phra Chetuphon (Wat Bodi), it will merge with 10 royal honour guard battalions. It is at this point that the Royal Urn will be moved from the three-poled palanquin to the Great Funeral Chariot (Phra Maha Phichai Ratcharot) using the kroen, or traditional ramp. The high-ranking monk will move from the two-poled palanquin to the Supreme Patriarch’s Carriage (Ratcharot Noi).