태국의 푸미폰 아둔야뎃 국왕이 건강 상의 이유로 4일 예정됐던 대국민연설을 취소했습니다.
푸미폰 국왕은 당초 자신의 81번째 생일을 하루 앞두고 연설을 할 계획이었으며, 특히 최근 정치 불안 사태 이후 첫 연설이라는 점에서 주목을 받아왔습니다.
마하 바지라롱콘 왕자는 당초 연설이 생방송될 예정이었던 라디오 방송에서, 국왕이 가벼운 병을 앓고 있다고 말했습니다.
한편 시린돈 공주는 부친의 건강에 대해, 목이 아파서 식사를 거의 못하지만 심각한 상황은 아니라고 말했습니다.
Thailand's revered monarch King Bhumipol Adulyadej was unable to deliver his annual address to the nation today (Thursday) because of health complications.
Many in Thailand were looking forward to the speech as the nation seeks an end to its ongoing political crisis. The King, who will be 81 on Friday, speaks to the Thai people on his birthday.
Speaking in his father's place, Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn told listeners that King Bhumipol was suffering from a mild illness.
The crown prince said the King thanks them for their well wishes, and wants the people to have strong mental and physical health to perform their duties.
Crown Princess Sirindhorn, who also spoke, said her father has a throat problem that has left him barely able to eat. She says however his condition is not serious.