February 2005 The King of Sweden, His majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf
visited Phuket Island with his wife Her Royal Highness Queen Silvia.
The primary reason for his visit was to convey to the ...
a very moving speech he praised the kindness of the Thai people and
especially the Governors of the Three Provinces in the region of
Phuket. Following this His Majesty then presented a donation of 50,000
People and the Provincial leaders his personal appreciation and that of
the Swedish people for the help and assistance given to the Swedish
survivors and the families of the victims following the
Tsunami disaster on 26th
(7,200 US) from the Lions Club of Gustav Vasa to the Lions Club of
Phuket Andaman Sea for the distribution to the needy Children victims
of the tsunami disaster. This gift was accepted from His Majesty by
Lions Club President Peter Wesche and Immediate Past President David