The missing birth certificate of Thailand's late King Rama VIII is set to be returned from his birthplace in Germany in an official ceremony.
King Rama VIII - Ananda Mahidol by name - was born in Heidelberg in 1925, where his father, Prince Mahidol, was having a retreat.
The city of Heidelberg recently agreed to produce a certified copy of Rama's birth documents and they will be presented to the current King in Bangkok - Bhumibol Adulyadej - early next year (07).
Retrieval of the important paper has been a lengthy process, as Heidelberg's authorities do not allow persons, other than the family, to obtain copies of birth certificates.
The regulation was overlooked on this occasion.
According to the Nation newspaper in Thailand, the document will be handed over by world-renowned cancer researcher, Professor Zur Hausen.
Pornchai Matangkasombat, leader of the official hand-over, revealed that the authorized copy will be in German, with an English translation.
Meanwhile, the palace in Thailand is busy with final preparations to celebrate the 60th anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej's rule.
According to the Bangkok Post newspaper, celebration is set to welcome royalty from around the world.
Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister Surakiart Sathirathai was quoted as saying: "Kings and Queens from 25 countries worldwide have confirmed to join the Royal and state ceremonies in Bangkok marking the auspicious occasion."
The honorable guests are set to visit Thailand's main tourist areas outside Bangkok, including the famous holiday resort of Phuket.
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