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 𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐒 𝐃𝐀𝐘 – 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 𝑎𝑚 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑝𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑜𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑣𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 M𝑎𝑗𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑦. 𝐼 𝑤𝑖𝑠ℎ 𝑡𝑜 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑚𝑦 𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦.
𝑀𝑎𝑦 𝐼 𝑎𝑙𝑠𝑜 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑚𝑦 𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠𝑢𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑃𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑟𝑎𝑝𝑟𝑎𝑣𝑎𝑡𝑖 𝑉𝑜𝑟𝑎𝑑𝑒𝑗, 𝑀.𝑅. 𝑆𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑘𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑔 𝑆𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑤𝑜𝑛𝑔𝑠𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑀.𝑅 𝑃𝑖𝑛 𝑆𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑤𝑜𝑛𝑔𝑠𝑒 𝑤ℎ𝑖𝑙𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑤𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑦𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛 𝐷𝑒𝑛𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑘.
𝑊𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑑 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑚𝑖𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛, 𝑎 𝑛𝑢𝑚𝑏𝑒𝑟 𝑜𝑓 𝐷𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑠ℎ 𝑜𝑓𝑓𝑖𝑐𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑠𝑒𝑟𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑠 𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑒𝑖𝑔𝑛 𝑜𝑓𝑓𝑖𝑐𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑆𝑖𝑎𝑚, 𝑤ℎ𝑖𝑐ℎ 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑏𝑢𝑡𝑒𝑠 𝑎 𝑔𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡 𝑑𝑒𝑎𝑙 𝑡𝑜 𝑚𝑦 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑦. 𝑌𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑟𝑛 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑖𝑠 𝑑𝑒𝑒𝑝𝑙𝑦 𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑.
𝑀𝑎𝑦 𝐼 𝑡𝑜𝑎𝑠𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑀𝑎𝑗𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑄𝑢𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝐷𝑒𝑛𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑘.