HM the Queen's Tribute to Col.Romklao
( Last edit 2010-04-21 )
Her Majesty the Queen, expressed condolence to the family of the late colonel Romklao Tuwatham who was killed during the crackdown of the red-shirt rally on April 10, 2010. Her Majesty regreted the loss of a good soldier who was attentive to the duty of defending the country.
Mrs.Nicha Hiranburana Tuwatham, the wife of the late colonel Romklao Tuwatham, the deputy aid de camp, the Royal guard second infantry division, said after attended an audience of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness Crown Prince in the funeral under Royal Patronage and holy bathing water by Royal provision to the late colonel Romklao, that Her Majesty had offered condolence to the family. It was the loss of a good soldier who was attentive to the duty of defending the country with loyalty from the beginning of his carrier.
It was the greatest honour for the family. If Colonel Romklao had known, he would have been utmost pleased because he was, absolutely and above all, loyal to the Monarchy institute. He always stressed that his life was for the service of the nation.
There was Buddhism chanting rite for the funeral during April 12 to 19, 2010 except on April 13. On April 20 to 22, 2010 the Christian funeral rite was held at Saint Louise's temple because the late colonel Romklao's family is Christian while he has particular interest in Buddhism. There was a burial rite at Santikam graveyard, Nakornpathom.
April 15, 2010 at 19:00, Her Majesty the Queen, personally proceeded to 72-year Royal Anniversary building, King Rama VI Hospital, Rajvithi road, to pay a visit to the injured soldiers during the crackdown of red-shirt rallies on April 10, 2010. A lot of crowd were happily attending and cheering her at the hospital.