11 July 2024

His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn has sent a message offering his condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the death of her husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

The statement released by Thai Royal Household bureau stated that Thai King and Queen are deeply saddened by the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.

Queen Sirikit (2L), and King Bhumibol Adulyadej (L), King (Rama IX) of Thailand, are welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, upon their arrival in the United Kingdom, on July 1960 in London. (Photo by – / CENTRAL PRESS / AFP)

“We all in Thailand join the people of Great Britain in mourning this great loss, a sense of loss being shared by peoples aroundthe world, whose lives have been touched and enriched by His Royal Highness’ enduring legacies in their diversity.

We still recall, with much pride and warmth, the two historic state visits made by Your Majesty in 1972 and 1996, with His Royal Highness at your side, as guests of my beloved father, His late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Just as important to the people of Thailand was how His Royal Highness wished, during his later visits on behalf of the World Wildlife Fund, to share with them his love of nature and passion for the environment, thus inspiring a number of essential projects of conservation.

May I, on behalf of the people of Thailand, express to Your Majesty, the Royal Family and the British people our heartfelt sympathy and condolences for this truly grievous loss.”