and lastly, the Thai Royal Family on 13 June 2006
Princess Sirindhorn & Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn waiting for their royal guests
umm.. just a little annecdote. This news appeared from Kompas (Indonesia's national newspaper, but originally it's from the intl news wire).
Notice how all the royals have their own S-class Mercedes Benz cars? Usually on royal gatherings, the royals would just be gathered up on a royal bus or something, but well, the personalised Thai treatment is very well organized so each royal have their own driver, car, and entourage (assistant or guide, or something).
Well, after the 2-days royal celebration, the S-class MercedesBenz cars (which probably amount up to 50 more-or-less) were fight for by the rich people of Thailand. The cars originally loaned by the MercedesBenz suppliers, but at the end, they're all offered to the public and people actually fight for it and put on the waiting list. Essentially, they want cars that were sat on by King, Queen, Prince, and Princess.
Hmm.. what a splendid way to organize things, not only they provide 1st class treatment, but actually made lots of profits from selling the cars.