Thai King is Dead – level 3
The Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was the longest reigning monarch, has died. People transferred his body to the palace in a procession through Bangkok, and thousands of people gathered to honour him.
Most of the Thais wept while others prayed for the king who ruled over Thailand for 70 years, most people having never known another monarch in their lifetime.
People took the king’s body to the Grand Palace where it will lie in the temple as people pay respects. The Crown Prince, the deceased king’s 64-year-old son, will conduct a bathing ceremony of the king’s body as a ritual. Official mourning will continue for a year and flags are to fly at half mast for the next 38 days.
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