The Royal Coronation of King Rama X – the Royal Barge Procession rescheduled
Bangkok – The Tourism Authority of Thailand would like to provide the latest update regarding the Royal Coronation of King Rama X – the Royal Barge Procession. The event, originally set for Thursday, 24 October, 2019, has been rescheduled to Thursday, 12 December, 2019.
According to the Government Public Relations Department (PRD), Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Wissanu Krea-ngam, said that following 10 minor rehearsals and one full-dress rehearsal of the Royal Barge Procession, the Government concluded that the weather and water conditions could cause difficulties for the procession on 24 October.
“It was decided to inform His Majesty the King about the situation and to request that His Majesty graciously consider postponing the event. Mr. Wissanu said that His Majesty the King granted the new date for the Royal Barge Procession on 12 December at 15.30 Hrs.
“The formation of the Royal Barge Procession will remain unchanged and still be as grand and spectacular as originally planned. Another full-dress rehearsal will be held on 21 October, 2019, as scheduled,” said the PRD’s statement.
The Government will hold a meeting to discuss the issue on 21 October, and then a press conference will be held with representatives from the Bureau of the Royal Household, the Government, and the Royal Thai Navy.
The Royal Barge Procession will take place along the Chao Phraya River, for a distance of 3.4 kilometres from the Wasukri Pier to the Ratchaworadit Pier.
The Procession will take about 45 minutes and consists of 52 ceremonial barges, including four royal barges: the Suphannahong, or Golden Swan, the Anantanakkharat, or multi-headed Naga the Anekkachatphutchong, or innumerable Naga figures and the Narai Song Suban King Rama IX.
- ^ the Royal Coronation of King Rama X – the Royal Barge Procession (www.tatnews.org)