BANGKOK(NNT) - His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua and Her Majesty Queen Suthida Bajarasudhabimalalakshana are to join the royal barge procession along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok this afternoon. The procession is part of nationwide celebrations of His Majesty the King’s coronation earlier this year.
At 3:30 p.m., Their Majesties the King and Queen are to proceed from Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall in the Dusit Palace to Wa Sukri pier. Their Majesties are to be accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Narendiradebyavati Krom Luang Ratchasarinee Siripatchara Maha Watchara Ratchathida, Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya and His Royal Highness Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti. The Anantanakkharat Royal Barge is to carry the image of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great (Rama IX), Phra Buddha Patima Chaiwat.
Their Majesties the King and Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Dipangkorn are to travel in the Suphannahong Royal Barge. Their Royal Highnesses Princesses Bajrakitiyabha and Sirivannavari are to travel in the Anekkachatphuchong Royal Barge.
The procession is to travel from Wa Sukri pier to Ratchaworadit pier. Their Majesties the King and Queen and other members of the royal family are to arrive at Ratchaworadit pier shortly after.
His Majesty the King is to join the rab yai procession. His Majesty is to ride on the royal palanquin, Budtan Thong, from Rajakij Winitchai Pavilion to the Grand Palace. Her Majesty Queen Suthida and Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha are to join the parade as the King’s royal guards on both flanks of the royal palanquin.
The procession on foot is to pass along Maharaj and Na Phra Lan roads before arriving at Aphorn Phimok Prasat Pavilion in the Grand Palace, via the Wiset Chai Si Gate. The royal palanquin is to arrive at Aphorn Phimok Prasat Pavilion. His Majesty the King will proceed to the Ratcha Karanya Sapha Hall before returning to the Dusit Palace.