HM the King makes public appearance at Siriraj Hospital

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BANGKOK, March 25 – His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Sunday visited his parents’ monuments at Siriraj Hospital to pay respects and lay jasmine garlands.

At 4.45pm His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej was wheeled in wearing a crimson short-sleeved shirt bearing light blue and red graphic designs, and grey trousers.

The 84-year-old king, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, appeared before the public with a happy face, sitting on a wheelchair and passing a large assemblage of well-wishers and loyal subjects lining the way at Siriraj to catch a glimpse of him. They chanted “Long Live the King.”

 


The monarch paid respect to the statues of his father, Prince Mahidol of Songkhla, Princess Mother Srinagarindra and King Chulalongkorn or King Rama V.

His Majesty also went to see the Jacaranda tree, locally known as Sri Trang, which he planted on August 6th, 2011, in the hospital compound.

After that, HM the King went on by royal vehicle to nearby Siriraj Piyamaharajkarun Hospital to enjoy the scenic view of the Chao Phraya river from the 7th floor of the building and to have dinner before returning to Siriraj Hospital’s Chalermphrakiat Building at 6.50pm.