The royal coronation ceremony of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun will be held on May 4-6, the Bureau of the Royal Household announced on January 1.
Below is the complete announcement posted on Thailand Public Relations Department website.
Announcement on the Royal Coronation Ceremony
The Royal Coronation of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun will be held on 4-6 May 2019, according to an announcement by the Bureau of the Royal Household.
The announcement, issued on 1 January 2019, stated that His Majesty the King had ascended the Throne as the King of Thailand, following the invitation of the President of the National Legislative Assembly, acting as the President of the National Assembly, on behalf of the Thai people.
His Majesty the King deems it appropriate that it is time for the Royal Coronation Ceremony to be conducted in accordance with royal traditions and for the joy of the people and the Kingdom on this auspicious occasion of the country.
The Royal Coronation Ceremony will take place on 4 May 2019, when His Majesty the King grants a grand audience to members of the Royal Family, the Privy Council, and the Cabinet, as well as senior officials.
On 5 May 2019, there will be a ceremony to bestow the royal name of His Majesty the King and the new titles to members of the Royal Family. Later, His Majesty the King will travel on a royal land procession.
On 6 May 2019, His Majesty the King will appear on a balcony of Sutthaisawan Prasat Hall in the Grand Palace to grant a grand public audience to the general public, so that they may offer their best wishes to His Majesty. He will later grant an audience to members of the international diplomatic corps, who will offer their felicitations on this special occasion at Chakri Maha Prasat Throne Hall.
As for the royal barge procession, it will be held during the Royal Kathin Robe Presentation Ceremony in late 2019.
Source: PRD website
Photo: Thai PBS