Bangkok, Thailand – In a momentous occasion, Their Majesties the King and Queen of Thailand presided over the grand opening of the parliamentary session at the distinguished Parliament Complex located on Samsen Road in Bangkok’s esteemed Dusit district. The event garnered the presence of numerous esteemed dignitaries, including ambassadors from various nations, alongside a remarkable assembly of 936 parliamentarians.
As the regal couple entered the conference room, an atmosphere of anticipation filled the air. The King, delivering a momentous royal address, marked the official commencement of the parliamentary session.
During his address, His Majesty eloquently reminded the assembled parliamentarians that their esteemed positions were entrusted to them by the people. He emphasized the crucial role they play in the nation’s progress and prosperity, underscoring, “The future wellbeing of our beloved nation now rests upon your intellect, wisdom, skills, and unwavering integrity. Your legislative duties and other responsibilities must be executed with the utmost honesty, always prioritizing the welfare of the people and the nation at large.”
The tradition of royal participation in the opening of the parliamentary session holds deep historical significance. An essential component of this ceremonial event is the royal address, which serves as guidance to the esteemed members of parliament. It is expected that all members acknowledge and adhere to the guidance provided in this address, dedicated to serving the best interests of the public and the nation as a whole.
The previous opening of the parliamentary session was held on May 24, 2019, at the illustrious Vithes Samosorn Hall within the premises of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This marked the first such ceremony under the reign of the current monarch, symbolizing a new era of governance and collective progress.
The presence and guidance of Their Majesties the King and Queen further exemplify the profound importance of parliamentary proceedings in shaping the destiny of the nation, fostering unity, and driving Thailand towards a future of shared prosperity and well-being for all its citizens.