I don’t have time to write a huge post right now, but I’ve just found a great article about the upcoming cremation services for Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana of Thailand, who died January 2, 2008.  Here’s an excerpt of the funeral arrangements: 

The funeral of the late princess will take place between November 14th and 19th at Sanam Luang Park in Bangkok, with a budget of Bt300 million (about $US8.8 million) being set aside for the ceremony.

The first four days of the ceremony are associated with the cremation, while the latter two with the collection and entombment of the ashes and royal relics.

There will be six grand processions for the four days of the cremation (November 15, 16, 18, and 19) ceremony involving 3,294 soldiers and the three royal chariots.

And we have trouble convincing our clients that there are more memorial options than just direct cremation?

Read the full article here.

Read the official release from the Thai Government Public Relations Department.