Thai king to leave hospital after 4 years: Govt official
BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's frail king is expected to leave hospital and travel to his coastal palace on Thursday after almost four years as an in-patient, a government official said.
King Bhumibol Adulyadej, 85, is due to be discharged from Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital, where he has lived since September 2009, said Weera Sriwathanatrakoon, the governor of Prachuap Khiri Khan province where his palace is located.
He will travel to his residence in the seaside town of Hua Hin, about two hours drive south of Bangkok, with 80-year-old Queen Sirikit, who has also been treated in hospital for a year.
"I got reconfirmation from the Royal Household Bureau that their majesties would leave Bangkok at 4pm today (5pm Singapore time)," Mr Weera told AFP.