Given the death of Princess Galyani I thought it would be interesting to provide New Mandala readers with an account of royal funerary rites. I have read an account somewhere (perhaps in Siamese State Ceremonies by H. G. Quaritch Wales) but not having access to a library I cannot lay my hands on anything right now. A quick search of the web didn’t throw up anything particularly useful. Can any readers point us to a description of this elaborate and prolonged ritual event?