Maha Vajiralongkorn


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Maha Vajiralongkorn

(Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun), 1952–, king of Thailand (2016–). He attended school in Australia, where he graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, and Univ. of New South Wales (1976), and then served in the Thai armed forces. Having been designated crown prince in 1972, he succeeded his father, Bhumibol Adulyadej, upon his death.
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Pramudwinai conveyed to HM the King greetings from Thai monarch Maha Vajiralongkorn and Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha, who wished the people of Bahrain further progress and prosperity.
In recognition of this profound friendliness, the present King of Thailand Maha Vajiralongkorn has made arrangements to expand the projects started by the late King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej up to Sri Lanka.
Some mourners were in tears as they watched Buddhist monks and current King Maha Vajiralongkorn take part in prayer rituals inside the Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall ahead of the sombre processions to the crematorium.
Many wept as Buddhist monks and current King Maha Vajiralongkorn took part in prayer rituals ahead of sombre processions to the royal crematorium.
His son King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 65, led the funeral service, watched by dignitaries including Prince Andrew.
His son, new King Maha Vajiralongkorn, presided over the burning of his father's remains in a golden crematorium at a late-night ceremony in the Thai capital on Thursday.
Minister Leghari also conveyed heartfelt condolences to his majesty Maha Vajiralongkorn, the King of Thailand.
The funeral which began Wednesday was led by the king's only son King Maha Vajiralongkorn, known as Rama X.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn presided over Buddhist rituals at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, while the government held similar rites involving Buddhist chanting and giving alms at the Government House.
The King wrote in the visitors' book: "We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences and profound sympathies to His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, and all members of the Royal Family as well as the Government and the people of the Kingdom of Thailand over the loss of His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, the world's longest reigning monarch.