The 66 year old monarch, dressed in a bejewelled golden robe, was handed the Crown of Victory that weighs 7.3 kilograms, which he placed on his head. HM the King then issued his First Royal Command: “I shall continue to protect, develop and reign with righteousness for the benefit and happiness of the people.”
His Majesty the King then granted a grand audience to members of the Royal Family, the Privy Council and the Cabinet and senior officials following his coronation yesterday afternoon. His Majesty thanked them for their best wishes and urged them to join him and Thai people in working towards prosperity and happiness.
The session began at 2.59pm at Amarindra Vinicchaya Throne Hall during which the audience offered their best wishes to the King.
HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn proceeds to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha to proclaim himself the Royal Patron of Buddhism.
You can read more about Sunday’s Royal Coronation ceremonies HERE as well as find links to the live stream of today’s ceremonies.
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