Thai king conducts final rituals before coronation; to pardon prisoners

Thai soldiers dressed in traditional costumes transfer The Royal Golden Plaque of the official title of His Majesty the King, the Royal Golden Plaque of His Majesty's horoscope, and the Royal Seal of State from the Temple of the Emerald Buddha to Baisal Daksin Throne Hall at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, May 3, 2019. The Committee on Public Relations of the Coronation of King Rama X/Handout via REUTERS

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn conducted final rituals on Friday in preparation for three days of ceremonies for his elaborate coronation, which will also be marked by the pardoning and release from jail of some prisoners. The coronation, which takes place from Saturday to Monday, will be the first the country has seen […]

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