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Thai king greets crowd of flag-waving subjects on final day of coronation

Updated : 2019-05-06 16:15:22

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn greeted thousands of his subjects from a balcony of his Grand Palace on Monday, the third and final day of coronation ceremonies.The king and queen were greeted with a band playing the royal anthem and a 21-gun salute.The monarch and new Queen Suthida waved to a big crowd wearing yellow, the colour associated with the king, and waving flags in a royal audience, a day after a grand procession through Bangkok.The three branches of the armed forces saluted the king before the prime minister led the crowd in chanting "Long live the king!".

Thailand's newly crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Queen Suthida and Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana are seen at the balcony of Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall at the Grand Palace where King grants a public audience to receive the good wishes of the people in Bangkok, Thailand May 6, 2019.REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Thailand's newly crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Queen Suthida and Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana are seen at the balcony of Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall at the Grand Palace where King grants a public audience to receive the good wishes of the people in Bangkok, Thailand May 6, 2019.REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Thailand's newly crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn grants public audience on the balcony of Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall at the Grand Palace as he receives the good wishes of the people, in Bangkok, Thailand May 6, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Thailand's newly crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn grants public audience on the balcony of Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall at the Grand Palace as he receives the good wishes of the people, in Bangkok, Thailand May 6, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Thailand's newly crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida are seen at the balcony of Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall at the Grand Palace where King grants a public audience to receive the good wishes of the people in Bangkok, Thailand May 6, 2019.REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Thailand's newly crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida are seen at the balcony of Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall at the Grand Palace where King grants a public audience to receive the good wishes of the people in Bangkok, Thailand May 6, 2019.REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Thailand's newly crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida are seen at the balcony of Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall at the Grand Palace where King grants a public audience to receive the good wishes of the people in Bangkok, Thailand May 6, 2019.REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Thailand's newly crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida are seen at the balcony of Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall at the Grand Palace where King grants a public audience to receive the good wishes of the people in Bangkok, Thailand May 6, 2019.REUTERS/Jorge Silva
A woman poses with a photo of King Maha Vajiralongkorn outside the balcony of Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall at the Grand Palace where the King will grant a public audience to receive the good wishes of the people in Bangkok, Thailand May 6, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
A woman poses with a photo of King Maha Vajiralongkorn outside the balcony of Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall at the Grand Palace where the King will grant a public audience to receive the good wishes of the people in Bangkok, Thailand May 6, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
People raise photo of King Maha Vajiralongkorn outside the balcony of Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall at the Grand Palace, where the King will grant a public audience to receive the good wishes of the people in Bangkok, Thailand May 6, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
People raise photo of King Maha Vajiralongkorn outside the balcony of Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall at the Grand Palace, where the King will grant a public audience to receive the good wishes of the people in Bangkok, Thailand May 6, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
People shelter from the sun with umbrellas at the balcony of Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall at the Grand Palace where King Maha Vajiralongkorn will grant a public audience to receive the good wishes of the people in Bangkok, Thailand May 6, 2019. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
People shelter from the sun with umbrellas at the balcony of Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall at the Grand Palace where King Maha Vajiralongkorn will grant a public audience to receive the good wishes of the people in Bangkok, Thailand May 6, 2019. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
People wait outside the balcony of Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall at the Grand Palace, where King Maha Vajiralongkorn will grant a public audience to receive the good wishes of the people in Bangkok, Thailand May 6, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
People wait outside the balcony of Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall at the Grand Palace, where King Maha Vajiralongkorn will grant a public audience to receive the good wishes of the people in Bangkok, Thailand May 6, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
People wait outside the balcony of Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall at the Grand Palace with photos of King Maha Vajiralongkorn where the King will grant a public audience to receive the good wishes of the people in Bangkok, Thailand May 6, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
People wait outside the balcony of Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall at the Grand Palace with photos of King Maha Vajiralongkorn where the King will grant a public audience to receive the good wishes of the people in Bangkok, Thailand May 6, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Royal officials make preparations at the balcony of Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall at the Grand Palace where King Maha Vajiralongkorn will grant a public audience to receive the good wishes of the people in Bangkok, Thailand May 6, 2019. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
Royal officials make preparations at the balcony of Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall at the Grand Palace where King Maha Vajiralongkorn will grant a public audience to receive the good wishes of the people in Bangkok, Thailand May 6, 2019. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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