Sunday, 31 March 2019

Coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand (2019)

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The coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand will take place May 4th-6th, almost 2.5 years after his accession to the throne. The King's sister, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, is honorary chair of the coronation committee.

Pre-Coronation Events:
April 
  • 6th - Water is gathered in all 76 provinces and Bangkok to be used in the coronation ceremony. 
  • 8th-9th - The collected water is is blessed at major temples in the respective provinces.
  • 18th - The waters are combined and taken to Wat Suthat, one of Bangkok's oldest and most important temples, to be blessed again 
  • 19th - The water is taken in a procession from Wat Suthat to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
  • 22nd - Ten monks chant prayers at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha on the day before the designated day of the inscription ceremony.
  • 23rd - The inscription ceremony is held at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha to make an inscription on the Royal Golden Plaque of the official title of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, and the Royal Golden Plaque of His Majesty’s horoscope, as well as the engraving of the Royal Seal of State. On this occasion, the inscription of the Royal Golden Plaques, with the official titles of members of the Royal Family, is also made.  
 May 
  • 2nd 
    • King Maha Vajiralongkorn pays homage to the Equestrian Statue of King Chulalongkorn at the Royal Plaza and the Memorial of King Rama I at the foot of Memorial Bridge. He also worships sacred beings at Baisal Daksin Throne Hall and Chakrabat Biman Royal Residence.
  • 3rd
    • The Royal Golden Plaque of the official title of the King, the Royal Golden Plaque of His Majesty’s horoscope, and the Royal Seal of State are transferred from the Temple of the Emerald Buddha to Baisal Daksin Throne Hall.
Coronation Events:
May 4th  
  • Purification Ceremony at Chakrabat Biman Royal Residence (10 AM)
  • Anointment Ceremony at Baisal Daksin Throne Hall
  • Crowning and Investiture Ceremony
  • Audience granted to the royal family, privy councilors and cabinet members at Amarindra Vinicchaya Throne Hall (2 PM)
  • Proclaim himself the Royal Patron of Buddhism at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha  (4 PM)
May 5th
  • A ceremony will "bestow the royal name," King Rama X  at Amarindra Vinicchaya Throne Hall. (9 AM)
    • Certain members of the Royal Family will be granted new titles to reflect their relationship with the King
  • Royal procession around the city  (4:30 PM)
May 6th 
  • Appears on the Sihabanchorn balcony of the Anata Samakhom throne hall (4:30 PM)
  • Hold a "grand audience" with members of the international diplomatic corps at Chakri Maha Prasad Throne Hall. (5:30)
Post-Coronation Events:
October 
  • Royal Barge Procession
Royals attending:
  • Thailand Royal family
Members of the diplomatic corps will represent their respective countries at the Coronation Ceremony.

Thai gov did not wish to inconvenience foreign dignitaries [or Royals]. So, they did not extend them an invitation to attend.


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