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BANGKOK, November 28. /TASS/. The delegation of the Moscow government participates in memorial events in Bangkok in memory of the King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), who died on October 13, the Russian Embassy in Thailand told TASS.
According to the Embassy, November 27 and 28 were originally intended for celebrating Moscow, but after news of the King’s death the event was cancelled, devoting the days to the monarch’s memory.
King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand died on October 13in Bangkok’s hospital aged 88. The king was suffering declining health and made rare public appearances in the closing years of his life. The 64-year old Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, is expected to become the new king.
King Bhumibol remained a symbol of unity in Thailand, which saw 19 coups during his 70-year reign, and was revered by his people.