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Royal Patronage of a people and a culture

... story of Her Majesty’s championship of the rural poor and her patronage and promotion of traditional handicrafts dates back virtually to the beginning of the reign, and underscores the essential concept of monarchy as interpreted and practiced by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit. In 1955, just a few years after ascending the throne, His Majesty the King, accompanied by the Queen, made a 22-day tour of Northeast Thailand, the most neglected and poorest area of the country. The people, most of whom had never seen a Thai monarch in person before, flocked to pay homage to Their Majesties. The pioneering tour was to set the pattern for the reign and every year the ...
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