On 11 August, VSO Thailand staff and guests were granted audience with the Thai Royal Family and received permission to co-host the royal funeral of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, a rare opportunity given to well-respected organisations in the country. His Majesty King Bhumibol had been the world’s longest-reigning monarch who was loved and revered as father of the nation for several decades. The royal funerary ritual took place at Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall in the Grand Palace.
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