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An overview of the Thai laws of succession

Succession to a dynastic throne has always been a perplexing and gender-specific affair when it comes to hereditary monarchies. For centuries dating back to the era of the ancient world, male-preference primogeniture has always been the overriding choice for establishing who would succeed a reigning monarch. This ancient, patriarchal method of passing the throne through the first-born male line of…
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Thailand celebrates new Queen's birthday

Thailand’s new Queen Suthida was widely celebrated yesterday in the kingdom with various events. Alms were given to hundreds of Buddhist monks by government officials – including Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha – in the capital of Bangkok near the Royal…
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Queen Mother of Thailand released from hospital

Thailand’s Queen Mother has been released from hospital and has returned home to Chitralada Royal Villa, located within the grounds of Dusit Palace,according to the Royal Household Bureau on Tuesday. Queen Sirikit, 86, had recently been suffering from a cystitis…
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Princess Soamsawali suffers second stroke this year

Princess Soamsawali of Thailand, the former wife and first cousin of the King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand, has suffered another stroke. She previously suffered a stroke in February of this year. The 61-year-old Princess was admitted to the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok on Saturday. She was last seen earlier this month when her former husband gave members of the Royal Family…
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Official images released of Queen of Thailand

The Royal Household Bureau of Thailand has released several images of the new Queen of Thailand, Suthida. There are 20 images total showing Her Majesty in varying outfits from military uniforms to formal wear. They announced that the public and government agencies are…
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Thai Queen's birthday now a holiday in Thailand

Thailand’s new queen consort, Queen Suthida, will now have her birthday celebrated as a national holiday. The Thai government declared on Tuesday, 14 May that Her Majesty’s birthday, 3 June will, from now on, be publicly celebrated as a national holiday. It was…
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King of Thailand bestows new titles on family members

The King of Thailand, Maha Vajiralongkorn, has bestowed new titles on his family members as part of the events following his coronation. His Majesty gave new titles to various family members including his mother, Queen Sirikit, who he gave the title of ‘Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the Queen Mother.’ The King’s 14-year-old son and heir, Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti, was bestowed the…
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BREAKING: King of Thailand crowned

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has finally been crowned – over two years after ascending the throne upon the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej (or Rama IX). The coronation was aired live on all Thai channels in both English…
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Who is King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand?

Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun was born to King Bhumibol Adulyadej (or King Rama IX) and Queen Sirikit on 28 July 1952 at 17.45 in Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall in Bangkok, Thailand. He has one older sister, Princess Ubol Ratana (b. 1951) and two younger…
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A look at Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall - the Thai King's residence

As we await the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn as King Rama X this week, let’s take a look at the official residence of the King of Thailand. Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall, also known as the Ambara Villa, is located within Bangkok’s Dusit Palace and translates to “the royal seat in the sky.” Completed in 1906, it now serves as the primary residence of the…
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