The Thai parliament invited the Crown Prince to become king on 1 December. The Crown Prince accepted and he was proclaimed King of Thailand.
As the new King, he took the name Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun. All of the Scandinavian Monarchs have now sent their congratulations to the new King of Thailand. This happened after his father, the highly respected King Bhumibol, died 13 October. He had ruled for over 70 years and was considered a unifying figure.
His Majesty King Harald of Norway wrote in his greeting: On the occasion of Your Majesty ascending the throne, I wish to extend to Your Majesty my sincere congratulations and best wishes for yourself and for the welfare and prosperity of the people of Thailand.
His Majesty King Carl Gustav of Sweden wrote in his greeting: On the occasion of your assuming the high responsibilities as King of Thailand I extend to your Majesty my sincere congratulations and my best wishes for your health and happiness and for the well-being and prosperity of the people of Thailand.
Her Majesty Queen Margrethe of Denmark wrote in here greeting: On the occasion of your proclamation as His Majesty the King of Thailand, please accept my sincere congratulations as well as my best wishes for yourself and for the people of Thailand.
As you probably noticed the congratulation messages are relatively similar, with only a few differences.
All the Scandinavian monarchs also sent their deepest condolences to Thailand and the Thai royal family in connection with the death of the previous king. Last month, Royal Central reported that some of Europe’s royals have sent their congratulations to Donald Trump, the president-elect of the United States, including the Crown Prince of Serbia and the Prince of Monaco. None of the Scandinavian monarchs have sent their congratulations to Trump.