King Maha and Queen Suthida hosted Pope Francis

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida hosted Pope Francis at the palace in Bangkok. The King and Queen received the Pope at Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall in Dusit area and had a private conversation with the Pope there. The Catholic Church leader’s visit occurred during the 350th anniversary of the establishment of the Apostolic Vicariate of Thailand, formerly known as Siam.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida hosted Pope Francis at Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall in Bangkok
King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida hosted Pope Francis at Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall in Bangkok
King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida hosted Pope Francis at Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall in Bangkok
King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida hosted Pope Francis at Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall in Bangkok
King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida hosted Pope Francis at Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall in Bangkok
King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida hosted Pope Francis at Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall in Bangkok
King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida hosted Pope Francis at Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall in Bangkok
King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida hosted Pope Francis at Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall in Bangkok
King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida hosted Pope Francis at Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall in Bangkok
King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida hosted Pope Francis at Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall in Bangkok

19 comments:

  1. Very interesting to see the queen wear white. Do they enjoy the "privilege du blanc", does the vatican dress code not apply in thailand or is it a faux pas?

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    1. I wondered the same.

      Susana

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    2. She probably did not know. Anyway the old dress code (le privilège du blanc) is outdated. Why should the vatican dictate its guests what to wear in the 21st century? As long as it is respectfull it should be OK.

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    3. Wow, you guys I was asking myself all those same questions. LOL!
      As I'm looking at the photos I'm thinking, "Shouldn't she have her head covered? No, wait, she's in her own country - does that rule even apply? Does any of the "rules" apply?" LOL. I'm sure someone will straighten us out. :-) She looks fantastic though. Very elegant and conservative without looking doughty or outdated.

      Europa.

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    4. The pope is visiting them, at their house.
      Wen they visit the Vatican, she has to be dressed in black.

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  2. The Queen is very beautiful in her all white ensemble. The only color is the black background of what looks like a cameo brooch.

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  3. Très joli ensemble de la reine en blanc-cassé qui contraste avec l'uniforme de son époux !!!

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  4. Wait - istn't he the guy who had a sort of official consort installed and than fired after a short while? So I hope the pope at least raised an eyebrow at this sort of shenanigans. The queen looks exquisit, as did the consort, btw. Cheers, Susan

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    1. The pope makes his own rules, ones that have nothing to do with what he preaches. The queen looks gorgeous.

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  5. Great look ,do love the Dress or gown of the Queen. Everyone in white,lovely. No the Royal House of Thailand do not have the privilege du blanc because they are not catholic. Also they did not visit the Pope in Roma, he is in their Country.

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  6. I have to say it .......
    The Pope and the King and Queen
    And all the consorts in the other room
    🤔
    My times have changed LOL
    I do love this Pope and his very accepting ways of others paths, religions, and lifestyle. He is a Renaissance Pope

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    1. And a King with a let's say, more than colourful hobbies... ;-) And in a country where the royals are to be treated almost like gods... I wonder what his thoughts are concerning this?

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    2. "And all the consorts in the other room", ha ha ha! So true, Diane!

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  7. The Queen is a beautiful woman. Always impeccably groomed, she has superb taste. Love her pearl jewels, divine

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  8. lovely to see the Thailand Royals. thx

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  9. For a pope who is very one with the people I wonder if he feels uncomfortable with the King's staff literally sitting and laying on the floor in the King's presence. His staff seem disposable and he seems to certainly treat them as servants.

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  10. I do like that the Thai queen curtsied to the Pope. What a respectful gesture. That makes up for wearing white in his presence, but since they were not in the Vatican (Apostolic Palace) but at home, this surely is forgiveable. Rules are no longer that strict than they were under Pope Paul VI or John Paul II, for that matter. Also, the Vatican is considered a state, albeit a tiny one, as is Thailand, so maintaining diplomatic relations is part of the job, and not all is about religion.

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