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Forum: Royal Family of Thailand 10-29-2016, 09:29 PM
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Posted By Victoria's Secret
The dates for the Royal cremation haven't been...

The dates for the Royal cremation haven't been announced yet, but it's expected to take place in the summer of 2018 (March-May).

Yesterday marked the first day of the public being allowed to pay...
Forum: Royal Family of Thailand 10-24-2016, 03:56 AM
Replies: 155
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Posted By Victoria's Secret
That's interesting -- I didn't know that royal...

That's interesting -- I didn't know that royal cremations traditionally only take place in the hot season... Thanks for the info! Since the government announced that it will take at least a year to...
Forum: Royal Family of Thailand 10-21-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 155
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Posted By Victoria's Secret
Death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej: October 13, 2016

I totally agree, Osipi. But this kind of respect must be earned, and not prescribed.

Today is a very important day here. With it being a long weekend, hundreds of thousands of mourners are...
Forum: Royal Family of Thailand 10-21-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 155
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Posted By Victoria's Secret
What's really interesting to see is that all the...

What's really interesting to see is that all the local magazines are dropping their title mastheads on covers to below images of the King -- the highest possible form of respect (as can be seen in...
Forum: Royal Family of Thailand 10-21-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 155
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Posted By Victoria's Secret
A gallery with some striking images in black and...

A gallery with some striking images in black and white from the first week of mourning His Majesty's passing:
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Forum: Royal Family of Thailand 10-14-2016, 01:46 AM
Replies: 155
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Posted By Victoria's Secret
Death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej: October 13, 2016

No, that's simply not done, ever -- not for a member of the Royal family anyway. With civilian cremations it can be requested, but it's not very common.

I've established that His Majesty's remains...
Forum: Royal Family of Thailand 10-14-2016, 12:03 AM
Replies: 155
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Posted By Victoria's Secret
Death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej: October 13, 2016

Carlota, the cremation will take place after the funeral rites and ceremonies, a year or more from now. Until then, His Majesty's body will be embalmed (after the official royal bathing rites...
Forum: Royal Family of Thailand 10-13-2016, 11:27 PM
Replies: 155
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Posted By Victoria's Secret
It will take at least a year -- if not longer --...

It will take at least a year -- if not longer -- to prepare for King Bhumibol's royal funeral and cremation, and it will be unlike anything seen in our time. I also have no doubt that it will be the...
Forum: Royal Family of Thailand 10-13-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 155
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Posted By Victoria's Secret
I might also add that proper time is required to...

I might also add that proper time is required to prepare for a coronation. It also consists of an elaborate series of traditional ceremonies.


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Forum: Royal Family of Thailand 10-13-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 155
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Posted By Victoria's Secret
King Bhumibol's coronation took place several...

King Bhumibol's coronation took place several years after his brother's death to allow him time to complete his studies in Switzerland. In this case, my personal opinion is that we can probably...
Forum: Royal Family of Thailand 10-13-2016, 09:35 PM
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Posted By Victoria's Secret
There is no doubt here in Thailand that the Crown...

There is no doubt here in Thailand that the Crown Prince will become Rama X -- he has simply requested time to mourn his father's passing properly before being appointed and taking on his role as the...
Forum: Royal Family of Thailand 10-13-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 155
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Posted By Victoria's Secret
Officially announced on Thai television. My...

Officially announced on Thai television. My entire office is in tears...


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Forum: Royal Family of Thailand 10-13-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 25,456
Posted By Victoria's Secret
We all know that the inevitable has happened....

We all know that the inevitable has happened. Still, it will not be official until announced by the Palace. It's a very sensitive issue for all Thai people. Now we heard that the announcement is...
Forum: Royal Family of Thailand 10-13-2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 25,456
Posted By Victoria's Secret
Rumours abound here in Thailand, but we have to...

Rumours abound here in Thailand, but we have to wait patiently for the official announcement by the Palace, expected at 6pm. 😢


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