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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 welcome to use all the images in honouring the Thai Royal Family. Queen Suthida, 40, was born on 3 June 1978 in Hat Yai. She…
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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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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 10.09…
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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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