Queen Elizabeth II: Thailand sends ambassadors to London as representatives to attend royal ceremony – BBC News Thai

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Phisanu Suwanachart, Ambassador of Thailand to London The Queen of England attended in 2017

19 September 2022

The Funeral Service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II It will be held at Westminster Abbey in central London. Monday 19 September It is a ritual that unites representatives and representatives of the royal family around the world. including world leaders and politicians The biggest in the UK for decades The Thai government said that The participant in this ceremony was the Thai Ambassador to London.

last week The BBC has contacted the Royal Household to ask if it was Will any member of the Thai royal family attend this important ceremony? but without getting an official response.

Meanwhile, BBC Thailand contacted the Thai Embassy in London to ask the same question last week. But it is not cleared yet.

Later in the evening on 18 September, Mr Thani Saengrat, Director General of the Department of Information and Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told reporters about the Thai delegation that attended the ceremony that Mr Phisanu Suwanachart, the Thai ambassador in London represented the country Thai to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

BBC Thai checked with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Royal Household whether Mr Phitsanu was present at the ceremony as a representative of the Thai royal family. but still no answer

Last night in the UK, or around 10:10 pm Thai time, Mr Phitsanu and his wife paid their respects at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster. From the BBC’s live stream review

Phisanu Suwanachart pays homage to the remains of Queen Elizabeth II
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Phisanu Suwanachart pays homage to the remains of Queen Elizabeth II

In 2017, the Windsors of the United Kingdom Send Prince Andrew Duke of York As a representative of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II attended the royal cremation ceremony. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej was held during 25-29 October 2017.

Movements in the Royal Court of Thailand

Latest statement on the website of the Royal Household Office About the Windsors of the United Kingdom in royal handwriting. Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit Her Majesty the Queen The Queen Mother expressing condolences to Charles III, the new king of the United Kingdom On the death of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom

Office of the Royal Household

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Office of the Royal Household

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Before that, His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua Phra Wachiraklao Chao Yuhua King Rama 10 was pleased to send a royal message of Condolences to King Charles III

As for the news in the royal court on September 18, 2022, there was no mention of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

The main theme is a royal visit to the Federal Republic of Germany. and the Swiss Confederation Between 11-16 September Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Department Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Prince Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Maha Vajiralongkorn Woraratbhakdi Sirikitinee Phirayapattana Ratthasimakunakornpiyachat Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

The king of the nations

Although the guest list is not clear. even going into the royal ceremonial day But the BBC has gathered as much information as it checks with governments in each country. who will join AND who will not participate?

Members of the royal family across Europe, many of whom are blood relatives of Queen Elizabeth II, will also attend the ceremony.

King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima

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King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands

  • King Philip and Queen Matilde of Belgium
  • King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima with Her Majesty Queen Beatrix, Mother of the Netherlands
  • King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain
  • His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan
  • His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam
  • His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan
  • King Letzi III of Lesotho
  • Emperor Naruhito of Japan
  • Sultan of Malaysia

Members of the royal family around the world

  • Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah, Crown Prince of Kuwait
  • Prince Alois Crown Prince of Liechtenstein
  • Crown Prince of Bahrain
  • Members of the Royal Family of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Monaco, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Tonga and the United Arab Emirates.

Leaders of the Commonwealth of Nations

The leaders of the Commonwealth of Nations where the Queen is the head of state who confirmed their acceptance to attend the royal ceremony, were the Prime Minister of Australia Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand and the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau

not only that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh And the President of India, Treapthi Murmu and the President of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, have accepted the invitation.

Justin Trudeau

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Other world leaders confirmed to join

  • US President Joe Biden with First Lady Jill Biden
  • French President Emmanuel Macron
  • the president of Germany
  • the president of Italy

uninvited refuse to come in person

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia who is now considered the country’s de facto ruler is not expected to attend the ceremony As reported by Reuters before last The UK government has confirmed that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will not attend in the ceremony.

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Western intelligence agencies have accused him of ordering the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashujki in 2018, an allegation denied by the crown prince.

A source at the Saudi embassy in London confirmed that Crown Prince bin Salman will visit London this weekend But Saudi Crown Prince Al Faisal will attend the funeral.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia

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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia

Chinese President Xi Jinping also received an invitation from the British Imperial Household. and that is what some members of the House of Representatives have criticized. However, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan will attend the ceremony on Xi’s behalf.

The countries that were not invited by the British Royal Palace were Syria, Venezuela, Afghanistan, because the UK does not have any official diplomatic relations with these countries.

Although no representatives from Russia, Belarus and Myanmar were invited to attend the funeral. especially Russia, which is expected Without invitation after the decision to attack Ukraine more than six months ago, while the spokesman of President Vladimir Putin said that although he was invited “Putin is considering not joining.”

North Korea and Nicaragua invited to attend the ceremony but only at the ambassador level not at the national leadership level

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