The Longest Reigning Monarch in the world
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s reign will break the record of 66 year in the year 2012, making His Majesty become the longest reigning monarch in the world.
His Majesty the King assumed his kingship on June 9,1946 , as the ninth monarch of the Chakri Dynasty . Since then , he has greatly contributed to the development of the country and well-being and happiness of his subjects. His mercy and merit as well as his profile as a role model are well recognized and have impressed Thai people from all walks of life and the world at large.
On July ,1988 , a special state ceremony was organized to celebrate His Majesty the King being the longest reigning monarch in Thai history. The previous longest reigning monarch in Thai history was His Majesty’s grandfather, King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) , whose record reign was 42 years, In 1996, Thai people joined in the jubilant and festive commemoration for the 50th anniversary Celebrations of His Majesty the King’s Accession to the Throne.
In a world where few kings still reign, only a handful of monarchs have achieved such long reigns. Among other monarchs who celebrated their Golden Jubilees in the 20th century are King Sisavangvong Of Laos in 1955 and Emperor Hirohito of Japan in 1976.
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej will become the longest reigning monarch in the world in the new millennium after which Thai people have celebrated the auspicious occasion of his 7th cycle or 84th birthday anniversary in 2011 (For This year (2012) On December 5th , will be 85th birthday
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