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A look back at the Thai royal year


Photo: Public Relations Office Thailand

Today, we conclude another year and a decade. So, we are taking a look back at the Thai royal year that surrounded the crowning and other coronation ceremonies of King Rama X.

January:

King of Thailand issues decree for new election, first since 2014

February:

Princess Soamsawali suffers brain haemorrhage

Princess Chulabhorn admitted to hospital

Picture by Andrew Parsons / i-Images

March:

Thailand’s Princess Soamsawali released from Intensive Care

April:

Rituals begin for coronation of King of Thailand

Thailand’s Queen Sirikit admitted to hospital with fever

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May:

Thailand’s new Queen is revealed

Queen Suthida. Photo: Royal Household Bureau

King of Thailand crowned

Photo: Royal Household Bureau/Public Relations Department

King of Thailand bestows new titles on family members

Official images released of Queen of Thailand

Photo: Royal Household Bureau/Public Relations Department

Queen Mother of Thailand released from hospital

June:

Princess Soamsawali named UNAids Goodwill Ambassador for HIV Prevention

July:

King of Thailand approves new government

Rama X names first Royal consort in almost a century

August:

Thai Royal Household Bureau releases biography and images of King’s concubine

Royal Household Bureau

October:

Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand admitted to hospital, lost feeling in hand

Thai King takes personal control of two key military units

Thailand’s King strips his consort of her titles for disloyalty

Royal Household Bureau

King of Thailand fires high-ranking royal guard

King of Thailand fires four more officials

November:

King and Queen of Thailand meet the Pope

December:

Thai King and Queen take part in Royal Barge Procession in Bangkok

Royal Household Bureau/Public Relations Department


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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.