Greek State Visit to Thailand, 1963

King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit of Thailand hosted King Paul, Queen Frederica and Princess Irene of Greece on their State Visit to Thailand on this day in 1963, which followed the Greek State Visit to India. While there were no other State Visits between the two Royal Families, since Greece was not included during King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit’s Tour of Europe in 1960, the Thai King and Queen went to Greece the following year for the Wedding of King Constantine II of Greece and Princess Anne Marie of Denmark.

King Paul, Queen Frederica (wearing her Ruby Pendant and Queen Sophia’s Ruby Brooch) and Princess Irene of Greece (in her Topaz Pendant) were welcomed by King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit of Thailand at the Airport in Bangkok, before the Procession though the city for an Official Welcome Ceremony at the start of the five-day State Visit. 

In the evening, King Bhumibol Adulyadej (in the Order of the Redeemer) and Queen Sirikit (wearing the Order of Beneficence) hosted a spectacular State Banquet in honour of King Paul (in the Order of the Royal House of Chakri), Queen Frederica (wearing the Greek Emerald Parure, and the Bow Brooch, Emerald Pendant, and the Order of the Royal House of Chakri) and Princess Irene of Greece (in the Greek Pearl and Diamond Necklace Tiara and the Order of Chula Chom Klao) at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, which included Speeches by both Kings.


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