Long Live King Maha Vajiralongkorn
Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn became the first new Thai King in 7 decades late Thursday, Rama X of Thailand’s Chakri dynasty, but will not formally be crowned until after his father’s cremation which is expected next year.
As the tenth monarch of the Chakri Dynasty, he is also styled as Rama X. At the age of 64, Vajiralongkorn is the oldest Thai monarch to ascend to the throne.
He is the only son of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit. In 1972, at the age of 20, he was made crown prince by his father.
After his father’s death on 13 October 2016, he was expected to succeed to the throne of Thailand but asked for time to mourn before taking the throne. He accepted the throne on the night of 1 December 2016 but will not be crowned formally until after the cremation of his father.
Who is the new King of Thailand – Vajiralongkorn!
- Born 28 July 1952. He is the only son of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit.
- He graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, in Canberra, Australia.
- holds the ranks of General in the Royal Thai Army, Admiral in the Royal Thai Navy and Air Chief Marshal in the Royal Thai Air Force.
- He is a qualified military pilot and helicopter pilot.
- In the 1970s he led counter-insurgency campaigns against the forces of the Communist Party of Thailand in the North and Northeast of Thailand, and also took part in operations along the border with Cambodia during the years of the Khmer Rouge regime.
King’s mistress Suthida (Nui), is a former Thai Airways flight attendant, who is expected to become his 4th wife. Nice to be a Thai Prince. What a Dy–nasty!
Suthida (Nui) was appointed commander of the Crown Prince’s guard in August 2014. Currently Commander of the household guard of Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, holding the rank of Lieutenant General.
Long Live King Vajiralongkorn!
Suthida wearing the ceremonial uniform of the kings guard is standing by the wall. Suthida replaced Srirasmi as the new wife or mistress of King Vajiralongkorn. Long Live The King!the-new-king-of-thailand-vajiralongkorn-prem-prayuth