BANGKOK, Nov 19 — His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej will grant a grand public audience on his birthday, December 5, at Klai Kangwon Palace in Hua Hin, according to Deputy Prime Minister/Commerce Minister Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan.
Mr Niwatthamrong said he was informed by the Royal Household Bureau that the monarch has granted permission for a grand public audience to be held for the public to pay tribute to the King in celebration of his 86th birthday.
The auspicious event will take place at Klai Kangwon Palace in Hua Hin district of Prachuap Khiri Khan province, southwest of Bangkok at 10.30am.
The royal guards of honour will also give an oath of allegiance to HM the King.
Permanent Secretary to the Office of the Prime Minister Tongthong Chandransu said that the event would be broadcast on national television.
The government will conduct many celebratory activities between December 1 and 10 to commemorate the auspicious occasion, he said.
A candle-lit ceremony offering good wishes to HM the King will be held at Sanam Luang at 7.25pm in tandem with ceremonies at designated places nationwide, he said. (MCOT online news)