HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn opens an exhibition on HM the Queen

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BANGKOK, 9 August 2012 -Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn opened an exhibition in honor of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on her 80th Birthday Anniversary at Central World earlier this morning.

Her Royal Highness was welcomed upon her arrival by the Prime Minister and government officials.

The exhibition is being held until August 15th to celebrate Her Majesty’s 80th Birthday Anniversary. Her Majesty’s accomplishments and initiatives have been portrayed via arrays of portraits and artworks. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra mentioned in her speech that Her Majesty has invested much of her labor, intelligence and personal funds towards the goal to offer the impoverished citizens the accessibility to education and vocational training.

Her Majesty the Queen’s abundant generosity has played a major role in restoring happiness and prosperity for Thai people as seen in many projects that are under the royal patronage. After the opening ceremony, Prime Minister Yingluck led Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to the exhibition area which consists of 4 sections.

The first area is called “the Mother of Land” where a majestic garland, 4-storey high, is located. Beautiful floral arrangements and decorations are spectacular and second to none. Visitors can also express their well wishes to Her Majesty the Queen in a number of ways available within this zone. In the second exhibition area, entitled “the Art of Silk Weaving”, there are several displays of Thai contemporary designs by 42 leading Thai designers. All of these dresses have been inspired by Her Majesty the Queen. They are made of silk and have been brought from the Foundation for the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques under the Royal Patronage of HM the Queen, or SUPPORT.

The third exhibition zone features a number of selected portraits of Their Majesties the King and Queen. They are about Their Majesties’ accomplishments and works both in the past and the recent ones. The portraits have been taken by 9 well know Thai photographers and each one has its own interpretation.

The last section of the exhibition contains a collection of photographs portraying the relationship between His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen. The story of their life is divided into different phases. They include the time when Their Majesties the King and Queen met each other and many photographs about Her Majesty’s motherhood. The exhibition is opened every day with no admission fee at Central World.