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Grandma Who Lives ‘Over 100 Years’ Gets Royal Honor


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SAMUT SONGKHRAM — An elderly woman who’s reputed to be over 100 year old was enrolled into His Majesty the King’s free healthcare program on Monday.

Roy Kampatee, whose age was officially registered at 111, also received a portrait of King Vajiralongkorn during a visit by palace officials at her home in Samut Songkhram province. The visit is part of a royal initiative to assist those who live in the province’s fishing community.

The palace delegate was headed by Privy Councilor Charunthada Karnasuta. Roy, who has five children, said she was touched by the monarch’s kindness. Under the program, she will receive healthcare benefits free of charge.

The delegates also met with representatives from the provincial government for discussion about welfare improvement and job creation for the local communities.

Although official records show Roy to be born in 1908 – the same year as US President Lyndon B. Johnson – such archives are often unreliable due to spotty record-keeping methods at the time.


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