Inscribing the Royal Golden Plaques and Engraving the Royal Seal of State

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Admiral His Serene Highness Prince Pusan Sawasdiwat, the representative of His Majesty the King, presided over the Ceremony for the Inscription of the Royal Golden Plaques and the Engraving of the Royal Seal of State for the Coronation of King Rama X.

The ceremony took place at the ubosot of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha on Tuesday, 23 April 2019.

It was to make an inscription on the Royal Golden Plague of the official title of His Majesty the King and the Royal Golden Plague 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 Plagues, with the official titles of members of the Royal Family, was also made.

The royal Augur inscribed the horoscope of His Majesty the King on the Royal Golden Plaque. The artisan to His Majesty engraved the Royal Seal of State, and the royal scribe inscribed the official title of His Majesty the King on the Royal Golden Plaque.

While inscribing the Royal Golden Plaques and engraving the Royal Seal of State, monks were chanting prayer, Brahmins were blowing conch shells, and the court officials of the Thai musical ensemble were playing their instruments.

Thereafter, the Chief Brahmin poured consecrated water from the conch shell on the Royal Golden Plaques of the official title of the King and His Majesty’s horoscope, as well as the Royal Seal of State.

Then the finished Royal Golden Plaques with the inscriptions of the official title of His Majesty the King and His Majesty’s horoscope, together with the finished carved Royal Seal of State, were set upon the stone pulpit in front of the Emerald Buddha, inside the ubosot of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

After that, a candle-passing ceremony was performed. In this ceremony, the Prime Minister, the President of the National Assembly, the President of the Supreme Court, members of the Cabinet, and senior officials passed consecrated candles from one person to another three times. It is a form of blessing.

The Royal Golden Plaques with the inscriptions of the official title of His Majesty the King and His Majesty’s horoscope and the finished carved Royal Seal of State will later be transferred to Baisal Daksin Throne Hall on 3 May 2019 for the coronation ceremony to be performed on 4 May 2019. (TPRD)