Their Majesties pay respects to former kings, queens and deities
Their Majesties the King and Queen had a busy schedule on Thursday afternoon, paying respects to the late kings and queens of Thailand and to all the deities believed to be dwelling in this country prior to the Coronation Ceremony during May 4-6.
Starting at 4.29 om, HM the King, accompanied by Queen Suthida and HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha, left Dusit Palace in a motorcade to the Royal Plaza to pay homage to the late King Chulalongkorn or King Rama V before his equestrian statue.
At 4.38 pm, Their Majesties King and Queen and the Princess proceeded to the Memorial Bridge to pay respect to the late King Rama I in front of his statue. Then they went on to the City Pillar Shrine to pay respect to the deities there.
At 4.59 pm, Their Majesties the King and Queen and the Princess proceeded to the Grand Palace to pay respect to all the deities, including Phra Siam Devadhiraj, the guardian deity that protects the country. Later on, they went to Haw Phra That Monthien to pay respect to the relics of the former kings and queens before going on to the Chakkrapatpimarn Throne Hall to pay homage to more deities.
A huge crowd turned out along the Royal travelling route to express their well wishes to Their Majesties.