Princess to chair royal funeral meeting

Top-level talks to agree on ceremony details

The late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is seen here during a visit to the Pikulthong royal project in Narathiwat on Oct 1, 1987, accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. (File photo by Sombat Raksakul)

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will chair a top-level meeting on June 26 to direct essential preparations for the royal funeral of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

After a meeting with ceremony organisers on Tuesday, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said the June 26 meeting will consider issues that need to be addressed in preparing for the ceremony.

The princess will chair the June 26 meeting as preparations for the royal funeral are picking up pace. The royal funeral ceremonies of the late King are scheduled for Oct 25-29.

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