Thailand Has A New King After Crown Prince Accepts Throne

  December 1, 2016 at 9:40 pm by

Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn became the King of Thailand this evening during a televised ceremony at the Dusit Palace in Bangkok.

“I accept the invitation to be king and to fulfil the royal intentions of the late King for the benefit and happiness of all Thais,” Maha Vajiralongkorn said during the ceremony which was attended by the National Legislative Assembly, who earlier this week officially invited the Prince to succeed the throne.

His regnal name was announced as Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun; he can also be referred to King Rama X, as the tenth King of the Chakri Dynasty.

King Bhumibol Adjuladej died fifty days ago, on October 13.

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4 Responses to Thailand Has A New King After Crown Prince Accepts Throne

  1. Karen Gutmacher says:

    Congratulations on Vajiralongkorn’s new king. He is a new king of Thailand.

  2. Harold Cutler says:

    When will the Coronation take place? This will be fascinating because in Western Europe, the Archbishop crowns the Monarch, there is Holy Oil on the new monarch’s forehead in the shape of a cross (s/he is Defender of the Faith and is Head of the Church–complicated by Martin Luther and Henry VIII). The Monarch takes an oath, first, then the Crown. Then the Scepter and the Orb. Since this will be a Buddhist ceremony, the ancient Asian coronation may not resemble the European at all–The Japanese which we have seen, after the death of Hirohito, is rooted in 2000 year old traditions. It will be interesting!

  3. Natalya says:

    Congratulations !

  4. Audrey says:

    Congratulations for a new King of Thailand..Vajiralongkorn

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