ROYAL FAMILY members and distinguished representatives from at least 32 countries will attend the Royal Cremation of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 26.
The list was confirmed yesterday by Foreign Ministry spokesperson Busadee Santipitaks, who added that more guests may be added to the list later.
Royals attending the cremation include:
King Letsie III and Queen Masenate Mohato Seeiso from Lesotho King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Ashi Jetsun Pema Wangchuck from Bhutan
King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u from TongaQueen Silvia from Sweden Queen Maxima from Netherlands
Queen Mathilde from Belgium
Queen Sofia from Spain
Crown Prince Frederik from Denmark
Crown Prince Haakon Magnus from Norway
Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume Jean Joseph Marie from Luxembourg
, Sultan Nazrin Shah of Perak and Tuanku Zara Salim the Raja Permaisuri of Perak from Malaysia
Prince Andrew, Duke of York from the United Kingdom
, Prince Akishino and Princess Akishino from Japan
and Princess Margaretha from Liechtenstein
Representatives of foreign governments will include:
President U Htin Kyaw and his wife Su Su Lwin from Myanmar
President Bounnhang Vorachith from Laos
President Halimah Yacob and her husband Mohamed Abdullah Alhabsee from Singapore
Governor-General General Sir Peter Cosgrove and his spouse Lady Lynne Cosgrove from Australia
Governor-General Julie Payette from Canadaex-president Joseph Deiss from Switzerland
ex-president Christian Wulff from Germany
Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh from Vietnam
PM Hun Sen from Cambodia PM Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini from Swaziland
ex-PM Jean-Marc Ayrault and his wife Brigitte Ayrault from France
Vice President of the National Assembly Pak Joo-sun from South Korea
Secretary of Defence James Mattis from the United StatesSecretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter S Cayetano from the Philippines
Foreign Minister and Minister of Development Assignments Tilak Marapana and his spouse Stella Marapana from Sri Lanka
Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammed Asif and his spouse Musarrat Asif Khawaja from Pakistan
India’s Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar
and Apostolic Nuncio to India and Nepal Archbishop Giambattista Diquattro from Vatican.
Meanwhile, a rehearsal for the procession of royal and distinguished civilian foreign guests attending the Royal Cremation will be held today from 2.30-6pm.
A joint command for the Royal Cremation ceremony yesterday advised that on the day of the Royal Cremation people should avoid using the Rama IV expressway to the Yommarat intersection, the Surawong expressway to the Uruphong intersection and the Yommarat expressway to Si Lom Road.
More information is available via the 1441 hotline.