His Majesty lays funeral flower to start symbolic cremation
His Majesty the King Maha Vajiralongkorn entered the Royal Crematorium at 6.35pm on Thursday to place a sandalwood flower in front of the Royal Funeral Pyre to begin the process of symbolic creamtion.
The Supreme Patriarch and senior monks also went up the Royal Crematorium to place funeral flowers.
Other Royal Family members then took turns to place their flowers.
A salute of 21 shots fired by both rifles and canons was carried out in honour of His Majesty the late King Rama IX during the rite.