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Don't think. I guess is that it has to do with the political situation in Thailand.

And COVID too. For example, Emperor Naruhito didn't pay a State Visit so far, due to the COVID situation in Japan. Were there a SV to the UK, but the Royal Family postponed and they not rescheduled so far.
 
And COVID too. For example, Emperor Naruhito didn't pay a State Visit so far, due to the COVID situation in Japan. Were there a SV to the UK, but the Royal Family postponed and they not rescheduled so far.

Rama has been King since 2016, so there have been a few years that were not blighted by COVID. Are his official international trips limited to the Coronation in the UK?
 
Vacharaesorn Vivacharawongse made his second visit to Thailand after 27 years living aboard and visited the Wat Pathum Wanaram temple in Bangkok today, December 5:


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Vacharaesorn Vivacharawongse is married to a non-Thai lady and has two daughters so whatever his intentions are he cannot ever be considered as a potential heir to the throne as, like his elder brother, his wife is not Thai and this contravenes the Palace Laws of Succession. However, if he has divorced his non-Thai wife then he could be considered as a potential heir - if the King so decides.
 
This article is from two years ago, but I don't think it has been posted here and I found it interesting.

https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/m...y-is-growing-in-thailand-20211108-p596vp.html

At a recent showing of the James Bond film No Time to Die at a central Bangkok theatre, nearly half of about 60 people sat down through the royal anthem without incident – a scene unthinkable just a few years ago, when moviegoers faced risks if they didn’t stand. In 2019, a woman said she was assaulted for not standing up, while last year another man was splashed with a drink for sitting through the 90-second song in the eastern province of Chanthaburi.

“Things are changing,” said Chotisak Onsoong, a political activist who had popcorn and a water bottle thrown at him in 2007 when he sat for the anthem. He was later kicked out of the theatre and charged with insulting the royal family, although prosecutors eventually declined to pursue the case. He still refuses to stand and has noticed more people joining him in recent months.

“Protesting and not standing up for the anthem are really the same thing,” Chotisak said.

Royalist groups have noticed the trend as well. On October 29, a pro-monarchy Facebook group called “Good Students” posted a graphic of one person standing in a cinema before the start of the royal anthem with the caption: “Even if I’m the only one left standing, I’ll continue to stand up.”
Thia King Maha Vajiralongkorn

The shift highlights changing attitudes toward the monarchy following more than 15 months of protests – including one of the largest in months on October 31 – calling for Thailand’s most powerful institution to have less taxpayer money and more accountability. While the royalist government hasn’t budged on any of their demands, which broke longstanding taboos in Thailand, political parties that had long avoided issues surrounding the monarchy are now starting to speak up ahead of an election that could come in early 2022.

Pheu Thai, the largest party in parliament and winner of the most seats in every Thai election since 2001, last week joined fellow pro-democracy organisation Move Forward in calling for changes to Thailand’s lese majeste law, which mandates as many as 15 years in jail for insulting Vajiralongkorn and other top royals.

In a sign of the sensitivity, Pheu Thai later clarified that it wouldn’t spearhead the amendment, but would facilitate the discussions in parliament. Since mid-2020 at least 100 people were charged under the law, with the majority of cases stemming from online political comments and participation in the protests.
 
King and the Queen of the Kingdom of Thailand graciously granted an audience to Mr. QU Dongyu, the Director-General of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations : FAO and colleagues at Amphorn Satharn Throne Hall in Dusit Palace.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C14rI2UBL-K/
 
Today(10 February 2024) at 08.01, Their Majesties the King and the Queen of the Kingdom of Thailand presided over the Ceremony of Offering Sacrifices to the Royal Ancestors on the occasion of Chinese New Year 2024 at the front of Amphorn Satharn Throne Hall in Dusit Palace.

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Their Majesties King Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida of Thailand received His Excellency The Honourable General David Hurley, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and his wife Linda Hurley, and hosted an official dinner at Chakri Maha Prasat Throne Hall in the Grand Palace of Bangkok, on their official visit to the Kingdom of Thailand.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C3XM6noNyq6/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
 
 
"Thai Royal Household released the third statement on the health of Princess Bajrakitiyabha who has been hospitalised at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok since 15 December 2022.

The Royal Household firstly indicated that the Princess lost consciousness with heart problems. The medical teams specify that the Princess suffers the cardiac arrhythmia with the infection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae. The Princess has not yet been conscious. The medical teams are still closely following her health by using the equipment to support her heart, lung, and kidney."


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Has there been any update on the princess since early January last year - when they basically said she had been put on a heart-lung machine. Doing so for over a year doesn't bode well for any perspectives of recovery.

And it seems the latest update on the queen mother's health dates from 2016 when she returned to the Palace from hospital?!
 
Vacharaesorn Vivacharawongse, son of His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn of Thailand visited and attended the academic-cultural activities, e.g., Thai-Muslim food, and sportive activities, where he was greeted by teachers and pupils of Monthongwittaya School in Bang Nam Priao District, Chachoengsao Province. The former Prince made his third return to Thailand last week and plans to visit and attend several public engagements in the country until Songkran Festival in mid-April.


Vacharaesorn Vivacharawongse, son of His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn of Thailand visited Mu Ban Dek School, where he donated stuff and provided scholarships to vulnerable children. The former Prince also visited and donated stuff to elderly and bedridden patients at the Priest Health Centre Somdet Phra Sangharaja 19 in Kanchanaburi Province, Kingdom of Thailand.

 
Their Majesties the King and the Queen of the Kingdom of Thailand presided over the opening ceremony of “Bueng Si Fai Water Resource Development Project”, and “Saranchit Mongkolsuk Bicycle Track” in honour on the Auspicious Occasion of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s 6th Cycle Birthday Anniversary on 28 July 2024 at Bueng Si Fai in Phichit province.

 
King Maha Vajiralongkorn and the Queen Suthida of Thailand presided over the Royal Ceremony to Change the Gold Seasonal Attire of the Emerald Buddha from Winter season to Summer season at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in the Grand Palace, Bangkok.

 
King Rama X and the Queen Suthida of the Kingdom of Thailand presided over the ceremony to celebrate on the occasion of 700th anniversary of “Phra Phuttha Trai Rattana Nayok”(Luang Pho To) at the temple of Phanan Choeng Worawihan in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province.

 
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