Mourners hold pictures of Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda Sirisobhabannavadi as her urn is escorted to the cremation pyre in Bangkok, on April 9. Princess Bejaratana, who was the only child of King Vajiravudh, Rama VI passed away from on July 27, 2011, aged 85.
Princess Bejraratana Rajasuda Sirisobhabannavadi, cousin to the reigning king Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), died at the age of 85 years from a blood infection and was the only daughter of King Vajiravudh (Rama VI). The princess was carried through the streets of Bangkok by Thai soldiers in a grand procession to a funeral pyre outside the Grand Palace. Her urn was then taken to the cremation pyre in Bangkok while mourners lined the streets holding pictures of the princess.
The princess passed away on July 27th 2011 after being admitted into hospital with a blood infection which worsened during her two week stay.