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Thai King to finally be crowned in May

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 66, will finally have his coronation ceremony in May of this year. The Royal Household Bureau made the announcement yesterday saying the coronation and celebration festivities would take place from 4 May through 6 May. His Majesty will be crowned in a ceremony on 4 May with a celebration procession the following day. The 5th of May will also see a…
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Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn visits pilgrimage site

Yesterday, Thailand’s Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn visited the 18th-century Shaivite place of worship located in the Indian state of Tripura’s Unakoti district. Her Royal Highness, who is the younger sister of King Maha Vajiralongkorn – also called Rama X, made the trip with heavy security, according to officials. The King’s sister arrived at a helipad at Kailashahar…
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King of Thailand honours cave rescuers

King Maha Vajiralongkorn (or Rama X) of Thailand has honoured the cave rescuers who saved 12 boys and their coach from a flooded cave in July. The King named the heroes as Members of the Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunabhorn. The award for significant voluntary…
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Queen Sirikit of Thailand admitted to hospital with the flu

Queen Sirikit of Thailand is recuperating in hospital after being diagnosed with the flu. The Royal Household Bureau made the announcement just after midnight on Monday. The 86-year-old queen mother was admitted on Sunday to Chulalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok with a high fever and a frequent cough after her doctors advised her to undergo a medical check. Medical lab tests showed that the Queen had…
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Thai cabinet approves new royal anthem

The Thai cabinet has given its approval to the royal anthem “Sadudee Jom Racaha,” the Prime Minster’s Office has recently announced. Written for His Majesty KingMaha Vajiralongkorn, the song is to be played at state or royal ceremonies and also at events organised…
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Thai king takes control of $30bn assets

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has been granted full, personal ownership of royal assets thought to be worth at least $30bn (£22bn) due to a recent change in the law. Until last year’s law change granting King Maha Vajiralongkorn ownership of royal assets, the…
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President Lincoln’s letters with Thai king displayed at new exhibit

Letters between former United States President Abraham Lincoln and Thai King Mongkut are on display in a new exhibit at the Queen Sirikit Textile Museum on the grounds of the Grand Palace thanks to the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok. The embassy is showcasing 200 years of friendship between the two countries by putting historic gifts between their heads of state on display. In one letter from 1861, King…
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