Working day, new school term don’t deter mourners
HUGE crowds of mourners continued to flock to pay tribute to beloved His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej in front of the Royal urn today even though it is a working day and the first day of the new school term, Thai New Agency said.
This morning the Privy Council Chambers opened the doors to the Grand Palace for the public to pay their last respects to the remains of His Majesty the late King in front of the Royal urn at around 5 a.m.
At all points there were official helping the public and informing them about various rituals in order to maintain orderliness.
Privy Council Chambers officials arranged for around a hundred mourners to enter at one time and they were allowed in even during the religious ceremony and when the monks had their meal.
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn let the public enter and pay their respects continuously with the mourners given photos of the Royal urn, inhalants, balms and rice seeds. Aside from this the various units also arranged refreshments.
Top: Long queues of mourners in front of the Grand Palace this morning. Photo: Thai News Agency.