Royal Family attended the cremation ceremony of King Bhumibol

Royal family members of different countries, that is, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Queen Sofia of Spain, Queen Maxima of Netherlands, Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince Akishino of Japan and his wife Princess Kiko, King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck of Bhutan and his wife Queen Jetsun Pema attended the funeral and symbolic Royal Cremation Ceremony of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand held at Royal Crematorium in Bangkok.
Queen Jetsun Pema, Queen Silvia, Queen Sofia, Maxima, Queen Mathilde, Princess Margaretha, Princess Kiko
Queen Jetsun Pema, Queen Silvia, Queen Sofia, Maxima, Queen Mathilde, Princess Margaretha, Princess Kiko
Queen Jetsun Pema, Queen Silvia, Queen Sofia, Maxima, Queen Mathilde, Princess Margaretha, Princess Kiko
Queen Jetsun Pema, Queen Silvia, Queen Sofia, Maxima, Queen Mathilde, Princess Margaretha, Princess Kiko
Queen Jetsun Pema, Queen Silvia, Queen Sofia, Maxima, Queen Mathilde, Princess Margaretha, Princess Kiko
Queen Jetsun Pema, Queen Silvia, Queen Sofia, Maxima, Queen Mathilde, Princess Margaretha, Princess Kiko
Queen Jetsun Pema, Queen Silvia, Queen Sofia, Maxima, Queen Mathilde, Princess Margaretha, Princess Kiko
Queen Jetsun Pema, Queen Silvia, Queen Sofia, Maxima, Queen Mathilde, Princess Margaretha, Princess Kiko

15 comments:

  1. Everyone seems to be properly dressed, maybe Maxima's hat stands out a bit too much, and is that a big bow around her neck? Frederik should have used a razor.

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  2. We were in the streets and touring Bangkok. Soooo many people in black and coming to pay their many respects for their King.

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  3. The European royals look a bit outside their comfort zone.
    I'm hesitant to comment on how Frederik looks as I have been chastised before...

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  4. You left the king and queen of the kingdom of Tonga.

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  5. Royalty fan 27 October 2017

    So do Felipe, Carl Felipe, Haakon, etc. They will only look more professional. I wonder what's with the black band Andrew's got around his arm. I know Edward is not there, but I will always wonder how he and Andrew are ALLOWED to wear uniform at public events

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    1. The black band is a standard symbol of mourning. Andrew is not the only man wearing one. He and Edward (and Anne, although no-one ever gripes about that) wear uniforms .they have honorary positions in various military groups. They are Colonels in Chief of various regiments, for example. It's not a question of being allowed - it is an honour for them to represent their regiments

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    2. These funerals are state funerals what means that royals have order sashes and medals. With orders men wear either uniforms or tailcoats. Funerals are not place of tailcoats so it is uniform in the first place. Those who have no uniform wear still tailcoats as seen. As a courtesy they try to wear white uniform coats. With those white jackets they all have black mourning ribbon at their left arm. It would have been very odd if Andrew had not his uniform here.

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    3. Now I won't argue the uniform thing about Edward, but Royalty Fan, you do know that not only did Andrew serve in the Royal Navy, but fought during the Falkland Islands War, right?

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  6. There is the king and queen of Tonga, king and queen of Lesotho, and the sultan and raja permaisuri(queen) of Perak and a prince of kuwait(I guess).

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  7. can anybody explain why there are no European rulers but kind of second setting?

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    1. there are a few younger queens, for the ones who sent the heir, could be an issue of age maybe? Traveling would probably be a hardship for the Queen of Denmark for example. No idea about Spain, but with all that is going on there, who knows. I think it's common for the 'second' to attend, I know the vice president of the US is the one that goes to foreign funerals, not the president. Could also be a security thing.

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  8. Thank you for posting these photos, I don't want to offend, so please tell me if this is inappropriate to ask, but is there an explanation of the ceremony anywhere?

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  9. Does anyone know who the woman to Prince Andrew's left is in the first picture and standing in front in picture #7? Is she a queen?

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    1. She is Tuanku Zara Salim, Raja of Perak, spouse of Sultan Nazrin Shah of Perak, who is debuty sultan of Malaysia

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    2. Thanks, Blondiini. She's beautiful.

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