11 July 2024

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his wife led cabinet ministers, presidents of parliament and the Supreme Court, commanders of the three armed forces and other officials and their spouses in a merit-making ceremony at Sanam Luang this morning (Friday), to express their good wishes to Her Majesty the Queen on her birthday.

The ceremony featured the offering of alms to 145 monks from various temples in Bangkok.

In the evening, the prime minister will lead a public candle-lit ceremony at Sanam Luang.

Voluntary public services and activities are to be held throughout June as a tribute to Her Majesty the Queen, all under universal health safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Similar merit-making and candle-lit ceremonies are being held at provincial halls across the country to wish Her Majesty a happy birthday.