The monarchy is one of Thailand's most influential institutions. Part of that institution is the Privy Council, which advises the sovereign. 'LOSING A FATHER' Suthad Kongyeam, 53, among the many mourners at the Grand Palace waiting for the king's remains to arrive, said it felt like losing a father. "He was the heart of the whole country," said Suthad. "Everything is shaken. There is nothing to hold on to anymore." Most Thais have known no other monarch and King Bhumibol's picture is hung in almost every house, school and office. Black-and-white footage of the king's life, including him playing

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