Bangkok Post story about Statue for King Rama 13

Bangkok Post story about Statue for King Rama 13

When it comes to the royal family in Thailand you really have to be careful on what you report. It is also a good idea to double check your facts. Can you spot this mistake in today’s edition of the Bangkok Post? The headline says “King to open Rama XIII site”. For those of you who can read Roman numerals, this of course says “Rama 13” and as you may also be aware, that the present king is Rama 9. What the story should have said is that the king will be unveiling a monument for King Rama VIII near the Rama 8 Bridge in Bangkok. King Ananda Mahidol was the elder brother of the present king.  

(Hat tip to @QAndrew for pointing this out)

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