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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 announced by Nattaporn Jatusripitak, a spokesman for the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of economic affairs. Embed from Getty…
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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 sisters, Princesses Sirindhorn (b. 1955) and Chulabhorn (b. 1957). He was given his first name when he was one-year-old by the…
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Thailand's Queen Sirikit admitted to hospital with fever

Thailand’s Queen Mother, Sirikit has been admitted to hospital, the Royal Household Bureau announced yesterday. The 86-year-old was admitted to Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn Hospital due to a fever from cystitis. Cystitis is the inflammation of the bladder. She was examined at 6.00 pm on Tuesday, and doctors advised her to enter the hospital for observation and medical treatment for the…
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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 will be used for in purification rites. This water, stored in traditional vases, will be used for the ablution of the…
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