HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, HM King Harald V of Norway and others among the world’s 25 reigning monarchs are planning to come to Bangkok June 12-13 to participate in the 60th anniversary of the coronation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the crowning of the longest reigning monarch in modern history – HM the King Bhumibol Adulyadej, ninth ruler of the Chakri dynasty.
His Majesty the King has brought the monarchy to the Thai people since he was officially crowned on May 5, 1950. During the early years of his reign, Thailand found itself in a transitional period, finding its feet after the democratic revolution of 1932.
From his first year on the throne, the thousands of development projects throughout the Kingdom initiated by His Majesty stand as testimony to his dedication.
Monarchy is one of the oldest forms of government, and although many of the world’s monarchies have ceased to exist and become republics or parliamentary democracies, there are currently 28 other monarchies around the globe standing fast.