Thousands of loyal subjects queue for grand public audience
Tens of thousands of loyal subjects started forming long queues at screening points around Sanam Luang where His Majesty the King is to grant a grand public audience at the Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall at the Grand Palace in the afternoon.
Even before 9am, the queues at the Mother Earth statue, for example, were so long that the line spilled over to Phan Fa Bridge and in front of the Buron Sirimattaya Temple.
The King is scheduled to make an appearance before dignitaries and the general public on the balcony of the Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall at the Grand Palace at 4.30pm, his first grand public audience after the royal coronation.
The checkpoints for public members to be seated in front of the Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall were initially scheduled at noon.
But since thousands of people were already queuing up at the checkpoints, the officials decided to let the people start passing through at 9am.