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04 January 2008 :: 19:01:31 pm 7122

Thailand Royal Postponed Due To Death

The Royal Trophy golf tournament opposing teams from Asia and Europe has been postponed as a mark of respect for the sister of Thailand‘s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Princess Galyani, who passed away from cancer on Wednesday at the age of 84.
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The third edition of the event, which had been scheduled for January 11-13 at the Amata Spring Country Club in Bangkok will be rescheduled at a later date.

A statement on Thursday from the European PGA Tour said: “The Royal Trophy has been postponed as Thailand goes into a period of mourning following the death of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana, the elder sister of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The government announced a 15-day mourning period and asked that festive activities be suspended during this time as a mark of respect.

The Royal Trophy, which was donated by the king, is inspired by the enormously popular Ryder Cup, where teams from the United States and Europe compete.

Reporter : John Weston   Photo : Internet   Category : Sports News

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