BANGKOK, 5 May 2012 (NNT) – His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej today celebrated the Coronation Day with other royal members.
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej left Sirirat Hospital with Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn and Her Royal Highness Princess Siriwanwaree Narirat to perform the royal ceremony at Amarindra Vinichai Throne Hall in the Grand Palace.
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej was officially crowned as Rama IX, the 9th king of the Chakri dynasty, on 5th May 1950, four years after his accession to the throne. HM the King, who has been ruling the nation for 66 years, is the longest-reigning monarch in the world today.
As part of the celebration, Prasat Phra Thep Bidon (the Royal Pantheon) is open to the public today from 8 am to 5 pm, to allow people to pay homage to Their Majesties’ August Ancestors.
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