Thai king leaves hospital after 4 years

2013-08-01 15:55

Bangkok — Thailand's 85-year-old king has left the Bangkok hospital where he lived for the past four years and returned to his seaside palace with the queen.

King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit travelled by car Thursday to Klai Kangwon Palace in Hua Hin town, where they lived before the world's longest-reigning monarch was hospitalized with lung inflammation in September 2009.

Tens of thousands of well-wishers gathered in front of Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok to see the widely revered Bhumibol off. Well-wishers also welcomed him near the royal residence in Hua Hin.

The palace has not indicated whether the move will be permanent.

The 80-year-old queen was admitted to the same hospital last year after she experienced dizziness and staggered slightly while walking for exercise.

  • Mapo-popsy Mphandy - 2013-08-01 16:38

    Same will happen to Madiba,count on that

      Tumie Siyo - 2013-08-01 16:59

      This is amazing, lets hope that this wil happen too, to Madiba

  • Mpho Ramatsoma Snr - 2013-08-01 17:16

    Next in line Mandela

  • Nthokolose Puleng Marope - 2013-08-01 17:23

    Ooooooh Mandela is following the foot steps of a Thai king. Let's count how far Nelson can go.

  • Thami Rapoo - 2013-08-01 18:20

    Madiba will also go home

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