King Chulalongkorn arrived in Denmark on his first trip ever exactly 124 years ago

King Rama V’s arrival at the Customs House’s landing in Copenhagen in July 1897

If we go 124 years back in time, 23 July 1897 marks the exact day King Chulalongkorn of Thailand visited Denmark for the first time and in an update to mark the historical milestone, the Embassy of Denmark in Bangkok writes the following:

𝐎𝐍 π“π‡πˆπ’ πƒπ€π˜ – 23 July 1897
On this day King Chulalongkorn arrived for his first-ever visit to Denmark.

King Chulalongkorn was welcomed by King Christian IX, who escorted The King and his entourage to Amalienborg Palace, where the King would stay during his four-day visit.

In the evening, King Christian IX hosted a dinner in honor of King Chulalongkorn, where he in his speech emphasized how pleased he was to receive a visit from Siam.

King Chulalongkorn’s following speech highlighted the close ties between the two nations:
𝐼 π‘Žπ‘š π‘£π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘¦ π‘π‘™π‘’π‘Žπ‘ π‘’π‘‘ π‘‘π‘œ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘£π‘’ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘œπ‘π‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘‘π‘’π‘›π‘–π‘‘π‘¦ π‘‘π‘œ 𝑣𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑑 π‘¦π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ Mπ‘Žπ‘—π‘’π‘ π‘‘π‘¦. 𝐼 π‘€π‘–π‘ β„Ž π‘‘π‘œ 𝑒π‘₯π‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘ π‘  π‘šπ‘¦ π‘Žπ‘π‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘π‘–π‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘› π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘¦π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ β„Žπ‘œπ‘ π‘π‘–π‘‘π‘Žπ‘™π‘–π‘‘π‘¦.
π‘€π‘Žπ‘¦ 𝐼 π‘Žπ‘™π‘ π‘œ 𝑒π‘₯π‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘ π‘  π‘šπ‘¦ π‘”π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘‘π‘’π‘‘π‘’ π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘¦π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘ π‘’π‘π‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘‘ π‘œπ‘“ π‘ƒπ‘Ÿπ‘–π‘›π‘π‘’ πΆβ„Žπ‘–π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘£π‘Žπ‘‘π‘– π‘‰π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘‘π‘’π‘—, 𝑀.𝑅. π‘†π‘‘π‘Žπ‘›π‘˜π‘™π‘Žπ‘›π‘” π‘†π‘›π‘–π‘‘π‘€π‘œπ‘›π‘”π‘ π‘’ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ 𝑀.𝑅 𝑃𝑖𝑛 π‘†π‘›π‘–π‘‘π‘€π‘œπ‘›π‘”π‘ π‘’ π‘€β„Žπ‘–π‘™π‘’ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’π‘¦ π‘€π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’ 𝑠𝑑𝑒𝑑𝑦𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛 π·π‘’π‘›π‘šπ‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘˜.
π‘Šπ‘–π‘‘β„Ž π‘¦π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘˜π‘–π‘›π‘‘ π‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘šπ‘–π‘ π‘ π‘–π‘œπ‘›, π‘Ž π‘›π‘’π‘šπ‘π‘’π‘Ÿ π‘œπ‘“ π·π‘Žπ‘›π‘–π‘ β„Ž π‘œπ‘“π‘“π‘–π‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘  π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘Žπ‘π‘™π‘’ π‘‘π‘œ π‘ π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘£π‘’ π‘Žπ‘  π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘’π‘–π‘”π‘› π‘œπ‘“π‘“π‘–π‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘  𝑖𝑛 π‘†π‘–π‘Žπ‘š, π‘€β„Žπ‘–π‘β„Ž π‘π‘œπ‘›π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘π‘’π‘‘π‘’π‘  π‘Ž π‘”π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘Žπ‘‘ π‘‘π‘’π‘Žπ‘™ π‘‘π‘œ π‘šπ‘¦ π‘π‘œπ‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘¦. π‘Œπ‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘π‘œπ‘›π‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘› 𝑖𝑛 π‘‘β„Žπ‘–π‘  π‘šπ‘Žπ‘‘π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿ 𝑖𝑠 𝑑𝑒𝑒𝑝𝑙𝑦 π‘Žπ‘π‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘π‘–π‘Žπ‘‘π‘’π‘‘.
π‘€π‘Žπ‘¦ 𝐼 π‘‘π‘œπ‘Žπ‘ π‘‘ π‘‘π‘œ π‘¦π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘€π‘Žπ‘—π‘’π‘ π‘‘π‘¦ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ 𝑄𝑒𝑒𝑒𝑛 π‘œπ‘“ π·π‘’π‘›π‘šπ‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘˜.

King Rama V was accompanied by King Christian IX during his first visit in Denmark in 1897.
King Christian IX in his study at Amalienborg. King Rama V stayed at Amalienborg Palace during his visit.

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