The Cabinet on 30 March 2021 approved in principle a draft ministerial regulation to set the characteristics of commemorative coins on the occasion of the royal wedding on 1 May 2019.
At the same meeting, it also approved in principle a draft royal decree on the issuance of commemorative coins on the occasion of the installation of Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana on 4 May 2019.
Both the draft ministerial regulation and the draft royal decree were proposed by the Ministry of Finance and have been forwarded to the Council of State for scrutiny.
His Majesty the King on 1 May 2019 issued a Royal Command stating that he had married General Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya legally and in accordance with the royal tradition. His Majesty therefore gave the Royal Command installing General Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya, the royal consort, as Queen Suthida and a member of the Royal Family.
Later, on the Coronation Day, 4 May 2019, a Royal Command was issued bestowing upon Queen Suthida the title of Her Majesty Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana.
The issuance of the commemorative coins on the two occasions is meant to honor Their Majesties the King and Queen and show the gratitude of the Thai people to Their Majesties, who are determined to “treasure, preserve, and build on Thai heritage,” in accordance with the royal initiatives His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great (Rama IX) and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother.
Source: The Government Public Relations Department