His Majesty the King on Saturday morning performed royal merit-making for his father, HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, at the Grand Palace.
His Majesty, Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha and HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana travelled by a royal car from the Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall to the Grand Palace to perform the ceremony at 10.33am.
HRH Princess Soamsawali, Khun Ploypailin Jensen and Khun Sirikitiya Jensen waited for His Majesty at the Grand Palace.
His Majesty lit up candles and paid respect to the Buddha image as 30 monks chanted prayers.
After His Majesty gave foods and other offerings to the monks, they chanted another prayer and left.
Another 89 more monks came to chant prayers for the lake King. The number of monks represented the late King’s age.
A large crowd braved hot weather to wait for HM the King in front of the Wiset Chaisri Gate of the Grand Palace.