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Announcement of the Prime Minister dated 9 June 1946

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Announcement[1]





Whereas His Majesty King Ananda Mahidol passed away this June 9, Buddhist Era 2489 (1946);

Whereas the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand, section 9, prescribes that succession to the throne shall be in compliance with the Palace Law on Succession, Buddhist Era 2467 (1924), and in conjunction with the approval of the National Assembly;

Whereas His Royal Highness Prince Bhumibol Adulyadej is a high member of the royal household related to His Majesty through full blood according to section 9 (8) of the Palace Law on Succession, Buddhist Era 2467 (1924);

Whereas this June 9, Buddhist Era 2489 (1946), the National Assembly passed an unanimous resolution to enthrone His Royal Highness Prince Bhumibol Adulyadej by virtue of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand, section 9;

Now, therefore, it is hereby announced that His Royal Highness Prince Bhumibol Adulyadej has succeeded to the throne as King from this June 9, Buddhist Era 2489 (1946), onwards.



Issued this 9th Day of June, Buddhist Era 2489 (1946).


Pridi Phanomyong,

Prime Minister.



Footnotes[edit]

  1. Published in the Government Gazette: volume 61/part 39/special issue/page 4/June 9, 1946.