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Europe’s monarchs mourn King Bhumibol`s death

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe of Denmark and His Majesty King Harald of Norway are among the European monarchs who today sent their condolences to the people of Thailand and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.

In an official statement from the Royal Palace in Oslo, King Harald expressed following:

“I was saddended to hear about the passing away of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX, of Thailand.

On behalf of myself and of the people of Norway, I extend my condolences to Your Majesty and to your family, and ask that my deepest sympathy is conveyed to the people of Thailand.”

From Amilienborg Castle in Copenhagen came following statement:

“I was deeply saddened to learn about the demise of your beloved King, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The ties between our families have always been close and Prince Henrik joins me in conveying to you, the Royal family and the people of Thailand our most profound condolences.:

Also the King of the Netherlands, Spain and Belgium have expressed their sympathy to the Thai people. From the Royal Palace in Stockholm came the following message:

“The Queen and I have learned with profound regret and sadness of the demise of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. We extend our sincere condolences to you and your family, and to the people of the Kingdom of Thailand.”

Queen Elizabeth II has sent a private message of condolence to Queen Sirikit and The Crown Prince of Thailand following King Bhumibol’s death.

Following the death of King Bhumibol, who reigned for 70 years, Her Majesty The Queen is now the world’s longest reigning living monarch.

The message will remain private between Her Majesty and the Thai Royal Family, but it is expected to mirror the thousands of other tributes that have been pouring in over the last 24 hours.

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