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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 and Thai. The 66-year-old monarch, who is also called King Rama X, took part in the Royal Purification this morning at…
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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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Thailand’s new Queen is revealed

King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand will be crowned with his fourth wife officially named as Queen. A royal command was issued declaring General Suthida Vajiralongkorn na Ayudhya to be Queen of Thailand from 1 May 2019. King Maha Vajiralongkorn married General Suthida Vajiralongkorn “legally and in accordance with Royal tradition.” On 4 May, a three-day ceremony will begin to crown…
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The time Lucille Ball met the King of Siam

Lucille Ball is my favourite actress of all time, and show, I Love Lucy is one I can watch all day (I know that at 27 it is surprising to have my favourite actress and television show from four decades before I was born). So, when I watched an interview with her and Vivian Vance from 1975, Vivian Vance told a story about their encounter with the King of “Siam” (Thailand) – and I…
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Rituals begin for coronation of King of Thailand

Sacred rituals for the coronation of the King of Thailand began on Saturday with senior officials collecting water in different ceremonies from 100 various water sources across the country’s 76 provinces. The collection was televised on all Thai channels. The water…
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Preparations for coronation of King of Thailand almost complete

The preparations for the coronation of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn (Rama X) of Thailand are almost complete. The coronation is set to take place from 4 May to 6 May 2019. The Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said that the government is awaiting approval for the royal emblem to be used as the official logo. The Deputy Prime Minister also chairs the government committee responsible…
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