Royal invite for diplomats

Royal invite for diplomats

Decorative lights illuminate the walls of the Grand Palace and surrounding roads ahead of His Majesty the King's coronation ceremonies from Saturday to Monday. The King will perform the 'liap phranakhon' ritual on Sunday, during which he will make short trips to several parts of the capital. (Photo by Patipat Janthong)
Decorative lights illuminate the walls of the Grand Palace and surrounding roads ahead of His Majesty the King's coronation ceremonies from Saturday to Monday. The King will perform the 'liap phranakhon' ritual on Sunday, during which he will make short trips to several parts of the capital. (Photo by Patipat Janthong)

The Foreign Ministry has clarified its decision not to invite foreign dignitaries from overseas to attend the coronation of His Majesty the King from May 4-6, saying members of diplomatic corps have already received a royal invitation to the special occasion.

The ministry said it was following a tradition put in place for the coronation of King Rama IX in 1950, when the diplomatic corps were granted a royal audience and invited to send their best wishes to the King.

The ministry said the Singaporean ambassador, as a dean of the diplomatic corps and their spouses, would be granted an audience with the King at Baisal Daksin Throne Hall and Amarindra Vinijaya Throne Hall at the Grand Palace on Saturday morning.

In the afternoon, representatives of the corps will be granted an audience with the King at Amarindra Vinijaya Throne Hall.

On Monday evening, other diplomats and their spouses will have an audience with the King.


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