Is made Her Royal Highness; HM the King also elevates Princess Siriwanwaree
His Majesty the King bestowed a new royal title yesterday on Mom Srirasmi Mahidol na Ayudhya. She has been granted the title Her Royal Highness Princess Srirasmi, the Royal Consort of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajira-
In a separate royal command issued simultaneously yesterday, His Majesty elevated the status of Her Serene Highness Princess Siriwanwaree to Her Royal Highness Princess Siriwanwaree, the Royal Granddaughter.
Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra countersigned both royal commands.
His Majesty deemed it appropriate to elevate the status of Princess Srirasmi after the Crown Prince’s marriage to her with all the proper procedures, a statement in the royal command said. And she had given birth to a son to the Crown Prince, it said.
The prince was born on April 29 this year to much jubilation across the nation.
Her Serene Highness Princess Siriwanwaree Mahidol, a daughter of the Crown Prince, has been conferred the title Her Royal Highness Princess Siriwanwaree, the Royal Granddaughter. In his statement, His Majesty commended the princess for demonstrating maturity in education and in assuming royal duties.
The Royal Household Bureau has also announced the date for the royal ceremony of Celebrating the Month and Getting into the Cradle (phra rajphithi somphoj duan-khun phra u) for the newborn prince. Tomorrow, His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen will proceed from the Chitrlada Palace to the Ananta Samakhom Thrown Hall at the Royal Plaza to preside over the ceremony, which will mark a welcoming for the newborn prince’s good spirit.
At 2.30pm, His Majesty will light joss sticks and candles to worship the Buddha. Ten monks from Wat Saket, headed by Somdej Phra Phuttajarn, will offer a prayer and prepare sacred water for the newborn prince to bathe in before taking his place in the cradle.
With the assistance of a Brahmin priest, His Majesty will pour sacred water into a vessel containing a prawn cage, plus symbols of golden and silver fish and gold and silver coconut.
The King will then pour sacred water on the newborn prince, use a pair of scissors to cut his hair, and anoint him. He will then fasten a thread around his wrist to welcome the good spirit. The Queen will also confer a thread representing a welcoming of the good spirit to the baby prince.
The monks will offer a prayer, followed by the beating of a drum and the Brahmin’s blowing of a horn. An ensemble will then play celebratory music.
His Majesty will then give offerings to the participating monks, who will accept them with blessings.
The chief Brahmin will then set the royal cradle’s bedding and place auspicious items in it. He will pour sacred water to anoint the cradle and the baby prince’s hand. The King will place royal items and a gold bar bearing the baby prince’s name in the cradle.
The baby prince will then be gently placed in his cradle while the head Brahmin sings a lullaby. The Chief Royal Astrologer will beat a gong and blow a horn. The costume official will shake the two-faced drum, while the band plays celebratory music.
Published on August 05, 2005Bangkok will be resplendent with colourful outfits and fashionable designers around the middle of the month when Bangkok Fashion Week kicks off to promote Thailand as the region’s fashion hub.
WHO honors HM the Queen with first world 'Food Safety Award' BANGKOK, Aug 10 (TNA) -- Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand has been presented the world's first 'Food Safety Award' from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Her Majesty the Queen was conferred the honorary award by WHO Director Dr. Lee Jong-Wook at a gracious ceremony held at the Ananta Samakom Throne Hall here Tuesday evening.
Thai Queen receives 1st world "Food Safety Award"www.chinaview.cn 2005-08-10 14:52:28
BANGKOK, Aug. 10 (Xinhuanet) -- Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand has been presented the world's first "Food Safety Award" from the World Health Organization (WHO), reported the Thai News Agency Wednesday. Her Majesty the Queen was conferred the honorary award by WHO Director Lee Jong-Wook at a gracious ceremony held at the Ananta Samakom Throne Hall here Tuesday evening.
The Education Ministry has published 100,000 copies of a book titled Our Queen: Tales from the Southern Land to commemorate Her Majesty the Queen's 73rd birthday tomorrow.
Deputy Education Minister Rung Kaewdaeng said the book contains the Queen's biography, details of her activities in every region of Thailand, three speeches made to air her concerns about the violence in the deep South, reports on the southern crisis and names of victims of the unrest, including teachers.
Her Majesty the Queen has bestowed rewards on the wife of Pol Sen Sgt-Maj Wachara Satarat of Bang Khen station and promised life-long education patronage for her children after the officer was shot dead by a gang of armed men last month.
At Chitrlada Palace on Tuesday evening, the Queen granted an audience to Sureerat Satarat, the 39-year-old wife of Pol Sen Sgt-Maj Wachara, her two children, her sister and Charas Chuchartthai, the taxi driver who sent the policeman to a hospital after the officer had been shot.