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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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Princess Chulabhorn admitted to hospital

Thailand’s Princess Chulabhorn has been admitted to a hospital in Thailand’s capital of Bangkok. The 61-year-old Princess entered the Ramathibodi University Hospital on Monday according to a press release sent out by the Royal Household Bureau. Princess…
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Princess Soamsawali suffers brain haemorrhage

The Thai Royal House has released a bulletin stating that Princess Soamsawali has suffered a brain haemorrhage and that she has high blood pressure. She is currently recovering in the Chulalongkorn hospital and no further details on her prognosis have been released. In August of last year, the Princess was admitted to the Chulalongkorn Hospital for treatment of a swollen shin of the right leg…
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