22/04/2021

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The documentary commemorating HM the King’s time in Australia

The Australian Embassy in Bangkok has released a documentary telling the story of His Majesty the King of Thailand’s time in Australia.

The documentary, “King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua in Australia,” was screened for Their Majesties the King and Queen at the embassy last night.

The Australian Embassy in Bangkok obtained archival footage of the King’s time in Australia in late 2018, which had been stored in Australia’s National Archives, and produced the documentary, to highlight the shared history between the Thai Royal Family and Australia.

In addition to providing unique insights into the King’s time in Australia, the documentary covers the visit to Australia by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, The Queen Mother in 1962.

On Tuesday, February 16, the Australian Embassy in Bangkok invited the press to the premiere screening of the documentary, which will be screened by the TV pool of Thailand.

Australian Ambassador to Thailand, Mr Allan McKinnon PSM.

The documentary was produced in both English and Thai and the Thai version was divided into three parts, for TV broadcast in Thailand.

The first part of the documentary tells the story of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the Queen Mother’s visit to Australia and the story of King Maha Vajiralongkorn studies at The King’s School, in Sydney.

The second part of the documentary tells the story of King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s enrollment at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, in Canberra, and his training with the elite Special Air Service Regiment.

The third part of the documentary tells the story of King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s graduation from the Royal Military College and details the relationship between Thailand and Australia.

The documentary also incorporates contemporary interviews with the King’s classmates.

The event at the embassy included a photographic exhibition, depicting the historic visits to Australia by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great, Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, The Queen Mother and His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn.

The Thai version of the documentary will be screened by the TV pool of Thailand after the Royal Court Circular on February 16th, 17th and 18th.

by Kitipat Chuensukjit

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