Yingluck lays floral tribute at King Rama VII’s statue to commemorate Constitution Day


BANGKOK, 10 December 2013 Acting Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on December 10 paid her respect to the statue of King Rama VII on the occasion of the “Constitution Day”. 

Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck, along with her acting cabinet ministers, laid floral tribute to the statue of HM King Prajadhipok, also known as King Rama VII, who was the last absolute monarch and the first constitutional monarch of the country.

His Majesty King Prajadhipok was born on November 8, 1893. He was the seventh monarch of Siam under the House of Chakri. His reign was a turbulent time for Siam due to huge political conflicts which led to a major change in the society — the Revolution of 1932. His Majesty is the only King in Chakri Dynasty to abdicate.

December 10 is the country’s Constitution Day which is celebrated nationwide by civil servants and the Thai people.