Trooping the Color rehearsal for the King’s birthday

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 By  NNT

BANGKOK, 4 December 2013 His Majesty the King’s guards from the three Armed Forces yesterday (Dec 3) staged a rehearsal of their parade to mark the King’s birthday on December 5. The rehearsal was led by Major General Warah Bunyasidh, commander of the First Infantry Division of the Royal Guards, and participated by combined military forces from 12 battalions including horse guards. 

The Trooping the Color and oath taking ceremony of the Royal Guards on HM the King’s Birthday this year will be different in pattern as this is the first time in history that His Majesty the King will take the salute from the Ratchapracha Samakhom Pavilion in Klai Kangwon Palace, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province.

On the day, the Royal Guards will march from Klai Kangwon Palace to Phetchakasem road and take two right turns to come to a designated point next to the Ratchapracha Samakhom Pavilion. There, the Supreme Commander of the Three Armed Forces will lead an oath-taking ceremony. A royal speech is also expected. The ceremony is to demonstrate the unity of the Royal Guards and their loyalty to His Majesty the King.

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