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His Majesty the King still a guiding light for KingdomThe Nation / Phuket GazettePHUKET: To mark his 86th birthday anniversary today, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej will grant a grand public audience at his Klai Kangwon Palace in Prachuap Khiri Khan.

A huge number of the much-revered monarch's well-wishers are expected to crowd the streets to express their continued deep loyalty to him. This year, Thais' overwhelming respect for HM The King has caught the world's spotlight, as even the serious confrontations between anti-government demonstrators and the Yingluck Shinawatra-led administration have come to a halt especially for this important occasion.