Nation weeps over His Majesty’s departure


Above: HM the Queen, largely out of sight since suffering a stroke in 2012, glimpsed in the procession


Above: October 14, 15:55 – Soldiers waiting for the procession with HM the King’s body

October 14 – Thai TV to return to normal broadcasting tonight

Above: October 14 – Flipping through the TV channels in Thailand this morning: all stations showing footage of HM The King’s life and works

22:47 Thai TV channels ordered not to air entertainment programs for 30 days

UK flags will be flown at half mast on UK Government Buildings for Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand


22:00 In Bangkok there is a halo around the moon tonight.


AFP: Thai PM says crown prince seeks delay in proclaiming him king

21:40 Nine minutes of silence in parliament

UK Govt travel advice for Thailand: …behave respectfully when in public areas; if possible, wear sombre and respectful clothing when in public…

PM Prayut: HM appointed heir on December 28, 1972. Govt & parliament will proceed with the succession.

CNN: Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej: One of the world’s longest-reigning monarchs

NY Times: King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand Dies at 88; Reigned 70 Years

All entertainment functions must be “toned down” for 30 days

19:36 BBC on TV apparently blocked in Thailand. Reports were that discussion of the event included “political analysis.”

Bangkok Post website turns black and white

Washington Post: Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand dies at 88; world’s longest-reigning monarch

Govt agencies to lower flags for 30 days & civil servants wear black for one year

The Associated Press: Thai prime minister says Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn will be the new monarch in accordance with the constitution.

Straits Times: Key milestones in the life of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej

19:10 PM Prayuth making an announcement on Thai TV now


19:00 KhaoSod King Bhumibol, Monarch and Father to Millions, 88

18:59 Bangkok Post HM the King passes away

18:49 The Nation Nation weeps over His Majesty’s departure

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