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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 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…
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Thai King denounces sister's bid to become Prime Minister

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn (or Rama X) has denounced his sister, Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi after she announced her bid to become the country’s next prime minister. King Rama X made a televised address about his sister on Friday saying, “Involvement of a high-ranking member of the Royal Family in politics, in whatever way, is an act that…
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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 Maha Chakri Sirindhorn expected to chair committee overseeing coronation events for Thai King

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha of Thailand announced this week that the government will call on Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to chair a government-appointed committee to oversee the organisation and preparation of the coronation of her brother, His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn, which is scheduled for early May this year. Speaking in a special televised event following…
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