King Rama X Thanks Thais For Dedication to Late Father

This file photo taken on December 05, 1999 shows (L-R) Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Sirikit appearing at a balcony of Anantasamakom Throne Hall in Bangkok to mark the King's birthday. / AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL

BANGKOK — His Majesty the King issued a letter released to the public Wednesday morning thanking all those who helped make the year-long mourning period of King Bhumibol a success.

In a letter written in Thai and dated Oct. 10, King Vajiralongkorn remarked that the cremation of King Bhumibol would be “orderly and perfect,” befitting the honor of his late father.

“I believe that the act of good deeds with a pure heart, with dedication, sacrifice and with unity by Thai people this time […] would make King Bhumibol deeply happy if somehow he could know about it,” the letter said. “Thus I thank everyone with the deepest appreciation from my heart and genuine sincerity.”

The cremation will take place Oct. 26 at Sanam Luang.

The letter by King Rama X published Wednesday.