Thailand's 87-Year-Old King Makes Rare Appearance

May 5, 2015 7:11 AM

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Thailand's 87-Year-Old King Makes Rare Appearance

(BANGKOK) — Thailand’s revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a rare public appearance Tuesday to mark the 65th anniversary of his coronation.

All television stations carried the event live, as the 87-year-old monarch emerged in a wheelchair from a Bangkok hospital, where he has taken up residence, and was driven through the capital’s historic district to the Grand Palace.

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