His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn has issued a command to hold a three-day coronation ceremony in early May, the Royal Household Bureau announced yesterday.
The coronation is scheduled for May 4, when the King will make a public appearance before a gathering of the Royal Family, privy councillors, Cabinet members and senior public officials who will offer their good wishes, according to the announcement.
On the following day, a ceremony is scheduled to bestow the royal name on the newly crowned King, in line with the traditions governing the monarchy. On the same day, certain members of the Royal Family will be bestowed new titles to reflect their relationship with King Rama X.
On May 6, the King will hold a grand audience with members of the public and foreign diplomats in the Grand Palace.
"The King views this as a suitable time to hold the coronation in accordance with tradition and for national celebration and the joy of the people and the Kingdom," the bureau said in its announcement.