King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Ashi Jetsun Pema Wangchuck from Bhutan will be among royal guests to attend the Royal Cremation
King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Ashi Jetsun Pema Wangchuck from Bhutan will be among royal guests to attend the Royal Cremation

List of foreign dignitaries attending the Royal Cremation

national October 21, 2017 01:00

By WASAMON AUDJARINT
THE NATION

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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.

 

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