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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 … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn Officially Invited To Become King

  November 28, 2016 at 11:31 am by

During a meeting this morning, Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly has agreed to formally invite Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, heir to the Thai throne, to become the country’s King. The President of the NLA, Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, confirmed the news during the televised meeting, saying “I will invite Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to ascend the throne and become the new King for all Thai people… All members (of the National Legislative Assembly), on this auspicious occasion, I … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Margareta Visits Thai Embassy

  October 29, 2016 at 3:37 pm by

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margareta alongside her husband, Prince Radu, has visited the Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand in Bucharest to pay her respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died earlier this month. Before a portrait of the King, Their Royal Highnesses laid a bouquet of yellow flowers – the colour of the Royal Family of Thailand – before signing a book of condolence in which they … Continue reading

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King of Bhutan Pays His Respects To The Late King Bhumibol

  October 16, 2016 at 7:04 am by

King Jigme Khesar of Bhutan arrived in Bangkok last night with his wife, Queen Jetsun Pema, and their eight-month-old son Prince Jigme Namgyel to pay their respects to the late Thai King, Bhumibol Adulyadej. They were greeted at the Suvarnabhumi Airport by the Deputy Prime Minister, Somkid Jatusripitak. This morning, King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema prayed at King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s royal urn in the Grand Palace. They also signed the book … Continue reading

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Body of King Bhumibol Returns To The Grand Palace Ahead of Traditional Bathing Ceremony

  October 14, 2016 at 9:13 pm by

As thousands of people lined the streets of Bangkok, the body of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was taken from the Siriraj Hospital to the Grand Palace ahead of the traditional bathing ceremony which forms part of Buddhist funeral rites. The convoy following the late King’s casket included Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, and Queen Sirikit, who has not been seen in public for over a year. In the evening, the … Continue reading

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Sorrow of a King

  October 13, 2016 at 6:58 pm by

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan has lead his nation in sorrow following the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.  His majesty lit one thousand butter lamps and offered prayers alongside other members of the Bhutanese Royal Family, Government officials and members of the Thai community in Bhutan.  The solemn and moving event took place inside the Tashichhodzong (governmental palace) in Bhutan’s capital, Thimpu. His Majesty has … Continue reading

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Obituary: King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

  October 13, 2016 at 9:15 am by

The world’s longest reigning monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand was revered in his people, described by members of the public as ‘the heart of the country’. He has been a constant figure throughout decades of political instability and divisions, viewed as a unifying force. Born on December 5, 1927 in Cambridge, Massachusetts – the only monarch to be born on United States soil – Bhumibol Adulydaej was the youngest child … Continue reading

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Thailand’s King Bhumbiol Adulyadej Has Died, Palace Confirms

  October 13, 2016 at 7:55 am by

It has been confirmed this evening, local time, that King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand has passed away at the age of 88. He was monarch for 70 years, having celebrated the milestone in June this year, and was the world’s longest reigning monarch. The late King’s health has been of major concern this past week, after a statement said that the King was on a ventilator after his blood pressure dropped during haemodialysis … Continue reading

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Thai King’s Health ‘Unstable’, Palace Says In Rare Statement

  October 10, 2016 at 7:53 am by

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand is in an “unstable” condition at the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, the Thai Royal Palace said in a statement released late Sunday night. He has received haemodialysis treatment, which purifies the blood in an individual who does not have proper kidney function; however the treatment caused his blood pressure to drop. Doctors placed the King on a ventilator and administered medication which returned his blood pressure to an … Continue reading

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70 Years A King!

  June 13, 2016 at 7:07 am by

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, the world’s longest reigning monarch, has now been on the throne for 70 years – the anniversary of his accession having been on 9th June. The celebration were, however, quite subdued considering the importance of the occasion because His Majesty has been in hospital for several month  due to ill health and his advancing years.  Only last week, the much loved and revered King … Continue reading

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Princess Sirindhorn Visits Bhutan

  May 24, 2016 at 6:01 pm by

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand has started a four-day official visit to Bhutan this week, arriving at Paro International Airport yesterday where she was greeted by Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck.  Afterwards, the Princess took the opportunity of visiting the Kyichu Monastery in Paro to take some photographs and to view the magnificent scenery of Taktshang. Later on, Princess Sirindhorn  visited Wanakha Central School (CS) to check on … Continue reading

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King Bhumibol Treated for ‘Water on Brain’

  May 21, 2016 at 7:12 am by

The Thai Royal Court announced last night that King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who has spent most of the several years in hospital, has been treated for hydrocephalus, a condition caused by excess cerebrospinal fluid that results in the enlargement of the brain cavities. “It was detected that his facial muscles had irregular movements and the doctor conducted a computer x-ray and found there was an irregular surplus of fluid in the backbone … Continue reading

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Modest Jubilee Celebrations In Thailand As King Bhumibol’s Health Declines Further

  May 16, 2016 at 4:37 am by

King Bhumibol of Thailand is the world longest reigning monarch. On June 9th he will celebrate 70 years on Thailands throne. While his 60th jubilee was celebrated with great pump, this time the celebrations will be more low-key. On the day itself there will be a religious service in the temple of the green Buddha of the royal palace, attended by 770 monks. The health of the 88 year old … Continue reading

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Thai Princess Visits China

  May 14, 2016 at 4:50 am by

HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand paid a visit to China yesterday where she met the Chinese Vice President, Li Yuanchao, in Beijing. The purpose of the visit was to promote and advance bilateral ties between the two countries.  Chinese News Agency, Xinhua, reported that Vice President Li appreciates the role that the Royal Family of Thailand has in promoting relations between Thailand and China. Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol is the … Continue reading

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The Princess and The King

  February 24, 2016 at 4:46 am by

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand continued her visit to Cambodia with two very special events. First, the princess was granted an audience with His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia at the Royal Palace.  In formal attire, she greeted the King with a deep curtsey and a handshake before an exchange of gifts in the sumptuous surroundings of the palace.   From http://www.akp.gov.kh/?p=76700 Later on, Princess Sirindhorn visited … Continue reading

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Charming Princess Visits Cambodia

  February 22, 2016 at 4:31 am by

Embed from Getty Images   Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand has arrived in Cambodia for a three day visit to strengthen ties in education and health between the two countries. The princess, who wore a lilac-coloured silk outfit with purple detailing, was greeted at Phnom Penh International Airport by the Minister for Education, Hang Chuon Naron together with other dignitaries. Included in Her Royal Hghness’s visit will be a meeting with Cambodia’s Prince … Continue reading

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King Bhumibol Recovering From Infection, High Fever

  February 17, 2016 at 8:36 am by

Thailand’s 88-year-old monarch King Bhumibol Adulyadej is recovering from an unknown infection and high fever, a Royal Palace statement said last night. “On the night of February 14, His Majesty the King’s breathing quickened and an X-ray in the chest showed no lung infection. On February 15, the king’s fever was at 38.1 degrees Celsius,” the bulletin on the King’s health read, before revealing tests were still being undertaken to determine the … Continue reading

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Former Thai Royal In-Laws Arrested for Lèse-majesté

  March 1, 2015 at 3:59 am by

The parents of Thailand’s former Crown Princess, Srirasmi Suwadee, were arrested last week on charges of lèse-majesté. Apiruj and Wanthanee Suwadee pled guilty to the charges of defaming the monarchy, lodging a malicious claim and asking officials to file false charges. Their arrest, which took place on Friday, came after a former neighbour of the couple accused them of having her falsely imprisoned for fraud by using their royal connections. “We plead … Continue reading

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Thai Crown Prince Divorces Third Wife

  December 13, 2014 at 10:28 pm by

The Thai Royal Court confirmed that the Crown Prince, Maha Vajiralongkorn, and his third wife Srirasmi have ended their 13 year marriage. “The King has granted permission to announce that Princess Srirasmi, the wife of Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, has informed in a written document that she has resigned from her royal status,” an official statement from the Palace announced yesterday in the Royal Thai Government Gazette. Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and the … Continue reading

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Thai Royal In-Laws Stripped Of Royally-Bestowed Name

  November 30, 2014 at 8:19 am by

The Crown Prince of Thailand, Maha Vajiralongkorn, has officially stripped his wife’s family of the royally-bestowed name that he gave them upon their marriage. Princess Srirasmi’s family members have been using the surname Akharaphongpreecha, but have been ordered to revert “back to their old family name”, an official statement from the Thai court said. The move comes after seven of the Princess’ close relatives, including four siblings and an uncle, were arrested … Continue reading

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