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HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand celebrated his eighty-forth birthday today, appearing on the balcony of the Grand Palace in Bangkok.
The King was joined on the balcony by his wife, HM Queen Sirikit, his eldest son, HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, and two youngest daughters, TRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and Princess Chulabhorn. Other members of the Royal Family, including the Crown Prince’s young son, were also present for the celebration, which saw thousands line the streets of Thailand’s capital to catch a glimpse of the ailing King.
In his birthday speech, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who is currently a patient at Siriraj Hospital, called for the Thai people to unite against the recent flood disaster to put their nation back together. “It is a duty of everyone to cooperate and help each other,” the King told the crowds.
As per tradition, the King gave a royal pardon to over 22,000 prisoners to celebrate his birthday. The pardon was put into effect yesterday, and did not include ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra, who is currently a fugitive overseas to avoid a two-year prison sentence stemming from a corruption conviction.
In the evening, a fireworks display was given in Bangkok, and again, thousands were in the streets for the beginning of week-long national celebrations, holding candles and portraits of the King.
Princess Marie of Denmark is expecting her second child.
As the new Prince or Princess for Denmark is expected to arrive in January 2012, it’s time to take a look back to some of Princess Marie’s most interesting maternity outfits so far.
Her first outfit after the announcement – she wore it by the end of August this year – was a pretty blue and white summer dress. A fresh and youthful appearance and certainly comfy looking (image).
In September, Princess Marie attended inauguration of a monument to Denmark’s international efforts in Copenhagen, together with her husband and other members of the royal family. Princess Marie wore a lovely plum coat with matching accessoiries in similar colors, such as light purple clothes and a light pink clutch. Her whimsical black hat in beret style looked very much like one of Philip Treacy’s designs and has been accompanied with a braid (image, image ).
A ravishing appearance Princess Marie delivered in October this year. Attending an AIDS event, she recycled a beautiful midnight blue and floor-length gown by MaxMara (image). A few days later, Princess Marie wore a camel coat by Marlene Birger for the opening of parlament, a cappucino clutch by Bottega Veneta and a Borsalino (image).
Prince Joachim and Princess Marie’s visit to Japan offered a row of nice maternity outfits for Princess Marie. Visiting Pandora’s flagship store in Tokyo, she wore a nice and flattering knee-length red dress with matching beige accessoiries (image, image). For an evening reception the Princess chose a black lace dress. The look was completed with turquoise drop earings (image).
Princess Marie was also spotted visiting a bakery store Tokyo, wearing a timeless black pant suit and a nice white top with butterflies (image). Another fashion highlight from the trip to Japan would be this creme-white ruffled dress, adding nice accessories such as a long necklace and an original black bag (image). For a meeting with Japan’s Empress Michiko Princess Marie of Denmark chose a classy white coat, highlighted with a pretty brooch and a black dress with a matching clutch (image).
One of the last sightings of Princess Marie, at a charity Christmas event in Gentofte on November 29, is another good example for how much her style has evolved during the last two years. She was wearing a festive red dress, black heels and a black blazer. As highlight she added a rich floral red scarf (image, image).