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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 AdulyadejBhumibol Adulyadej
, 1927–2016, king of Thailand (1946–2016), b. Cambridge, Mass. A member of the Chakri dynasty, he was at school in Switzerland when his brother, King Ananda Mahidol, died (1946) under mysterious circumstances.
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, upon his death. A member of the Chakri dynasty, the new king was formally crowned Rama X in May, 2019; his formal reign title is Phrabat Somdet Phra Vajira Klao Chao Yu Hua. The king has consolidated his power and influence since succeeding his father. In 2017 parliament approved the transfer of royal security agencies, the crown property bureau, and other agencies from the military government to the king, and two infantry regiments were placed under the king's direct command in 2019.
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Three days before his coronation, Vajiralongkorn surprised Thai citizens with news that he had married the deputy commander of his bodyguard unit, Suthida Tidjai.
Marching in lockstep outside the royal palace in Bangkok's historic old quarter, 11 elephants bowed and trumpeted in homage to Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Tuesday, a day after the monarch's three-day coronation ceremony.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn is bringing three days of coronation ceremonies to a close with appearances before the public and the diplomatic corps.
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Crowds of Thai people lined roads under Bangkok's blazing sun on Sunday for the royal procession of newly crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn, hoping to get a glimpse of the constitutional monarch who is revered in Thai culture as a living deity.
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Summary: Bangkok [Thailand], May 4 (ANI): Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned as the reigning monarch on Saturday, after his father, the late King Bhumibol, passed away in October 2016.
Sweden, May 3 -- Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who will have his official coronation on Saturday, has appointed his consort as the country's queen.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 66, became the constitutional monarch after the death of his much-loved father in 2016.
THAILAND'S King Maha Vajiralongkorn has appointed his consort as the country's queen ahead of his official coronation on Saturday.
In a surprise announcement Wednesday, Thailand's Royal Gazette said King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun married his long-time consort and the commander of the royal security department, Suthida Vajiralongkorn na Ayudhya, bestowing upon her the title of the country's new queen, just days before his coronation.
This handout picture taken and released by Thai Royal Household Bureau on May 1, 2019 shows King Maha Vajiralongkorn (C) and Queen Suthida during their wedding ceremony in Bangkok.