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Thailand Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda Sirisobhabannavadi's Royal Funeral (PHOTOS)

Posted: 04/ 9/2012 11:27 am Updated: 04/10/2012 12:54 pm

Thailand Princess Funeral
Thai soldiers dressed in ancient traditional uniforms pull the royal chariot carrying the royal urn of Thai Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda Sirisobhabannavadi during the ancient rites of the royal cremation ceremony at Sanam Luang in Bangkok on April 9, 2012. (NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands of Thai royalists dressed in black on Monday to bid a final farewell to princess Bejaratana. The princess died in July 2011 of septicaemia and was cremated in Bangkok on April 9, 2012.

During the royal ceremony, Thai soldiers in traditional dress pulled the royal chariot carrying the princess' urn in a procession through the streets of the capital. Members of the Thai royal family attended the cremation.

Princess Bejaratana was the only child of King Rama VI and a close cousin of the current king, Reuters reports.

Take a look at stunning photos of the ceremony in the slideshow below.

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Thai soldiers dressed in ancient traditional uniforms pull the royal chariot carrying the royal urn of Thai Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda Sirisobhabannavadi during the ancient rites of the royal cremation ceremony at Sanam Luang in Bangkok on April 9, 2012. (NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)
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