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Thailand bids farewell to princess in elaborate procession

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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.

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Thai soldiers pull a royal chariot carrying the royal urn containing the remains of late Princess Bejraratana Rajasuda Sirisobhabannavadi march in procession on the way to a funeral pyre outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, 09 April 2012. Cousin to the reigning Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), Princess Bejaratana, the only daughter of King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) passed away on 27 July 2011 at the age of 85 from a blood infection.

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The royal chariot with the urn of Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda Sirisobhabannavadi is pulled by men dressed in ancient uniforms to the cremation pyre in Bangkok, on April 9. Princess Bejaratana, who was the only child of King Vajiravudh, Rama VI passed away on July 27, 2011, aged 85.

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Royal guards escort the royal urn of Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda Sirisobhabannavadi to the cremation pyre in Bangkok April 9. Princess Bejaratana, who was the only child of King Vajiravudh, Rama VI, passed away on July 27, 2011, aged 85.

Sukree Sukplang / Reuters

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 on July 27, 2011, aged 85.

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Thai soldiers walk of the royal chariot carrying the royal urn of Thai Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda Sirisobhabannavadi (not seen) during the ancient rites of the royal cremation ceremony at Sanam Luang in Bangkok on April 9. Thai Princess Bejaratana, the first cousin of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, was admitted to Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital on July 13 for bloodstream infection and passed away on July 27, 2011 after her condition worsened.