Rehearsals for royal cremation ceremony of HM the late King held nationwide

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Bangkok – Rehearsals for the upcoming royal cremation ceremony of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej have beentaking place nationwide ahead of the actual ceremony this Thursday.

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In Bangkok, the Royal Thai Army carried out a rehearsal Tuesday for the sandalwood flower laying ceremony at the main funeral site, Sanam Luang.

In Phichit, local government officials and volunteers attended the flower ceremony rehearsal and observed Likay performances at the funeral site to ensure the province’s readiness.

In Chiang Rai, provincial governor Narongsak Osottanakorn led a group of government officials in a rehearsal at Airport Squadron 416. Around 100,000 people are expected to turn up for the funeral ceremony here on Thursday.

Mourners attending the royal funeral ceremonies must wear modest, black clothing. Women are not allowed to wear short skirts, short-sleeve shirts or singlets. Men should not roll up their sleeves or wear jeans to the ceremony.