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Thai Royal Coronation Ceremony, Saturday morning (PHOTOS)

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Today, May 4, is day one of the three-day Royal Coronation ceremony in Bangkok. Today, His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn has been anointed and officially enthroned as the 10th monarch of the Chakri Dynasty.

10.45am:

The Royal Purification ceremony completes. The King proceeds to Baisal Daksin Throne Hall where the Anointment Ceremony takes place.



10.09am:

His Majesty the King attends the Song Muratha Bhisek or Royal Purification ceremony that takes place at Chakrabat Biman Royal Residence.”Muratha Bhisek” is an ablution ritual of pouring holy water over the King’s head.

The water comes from nine sources in Nakhon Nayok, Saraburi, Angthong, Samut Songkhram, Phetchaburi and Suphan Buri provinces, from five rivers — Bang Pakong, Pasak, Chao Phraya, Ratchaburi and Phetchaburi.

10.05am:

The religious ceremony presided over by the Supreme Patriarch starts.10am : His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn arrives at the Chakrabat Biman Royal Residence. Accompanying him are Queen Suthida, his three children; Their Royal Highnesses Princess Bajrakiti-yabha, Princess Sirivannavari Narirat-ana and Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti.

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