I did write that before coming to Bangkok people told me the King is very, very popular, and I’ve seen nothing to dissuade me that is the case.
Yesterday, for example, there was a pic in the local paper of a very frail looking King out and about. Visiting a local battery hen farm. Which apparently was established as a ‘Royal initiative’.
And the people loved it. The chickens, however, seemed less enamoured with the situation.