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Newly crowned Thai king carried through Bangkok in royal procession

King Vajiralongkorn, carried through the streets by 16 men bearing his gilded palanquin, visited three royal temples, starting with Bovoranives, where he spent 15 days ordained as a Buddhist monk in 1978. He paid homage to the temple's main Buddha image as well as the relic and cremated remains of his father.

Thailand King coronation Highlights: Maha Vajiralongkorn grants titles to royal family on 2nd day of rituals

Thailand King coronation Highlights: This is the first such ceremony in 69 years since Vajiralongkorn father Bhumibol Adulyadej died two years ago, Adulyadej became Thailand's monarch in 1950.


Thailand King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s coronation puts spotlight on ceremony's Indian roots

Adulyadej passed away in 2016 at the age of 88, after having ruled for seven decades. Upon his death, the throne was inherited by Maha Vajiralongkorn, also known as Rama X, who had requested for some time to mourn his father’s death before taking over the kingdom symbolically.

Maha Vajiralongkorn crowned as Thailand king in $30 million royal ceremony

The last time such a ceremony took place was in 1950 for King Adulyadej, also known as Rama IX, Vajiralongkorn, who is the tenth monarch of the reigning Chakri dynasty, ascended the throne after the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 2016.

'I shall reign in righteousness': Thailand crowns king Maha Vajiralongkorn in ornate ceremonies

King Vajiralongkorn, 66, became constitutional monarch after the death of his revered father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, in October 2016 after 70 years on the throne.

Over $500 mn in bank shares transferred on Thai king's behalf

The transfers come after legal amendments passed in July gave King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who took the throne one year ago after the death of his father, direct control over a committee that oversees the CPB.


Thailand marks new King's birthday with monks, stamps

Royal affairs are highly sensitive in Thailand, where the monarchy has limited power on paper but wields vast influence behind the scenes. The institution is protected from criticism by a severe defamation law that has been aggressively enforced by the ultra-royalist junta and landed offenders decades in jail.

Viewers of illicit content will also be controlled by Thailand monarchy

Thailand has a technology crime suppression police division, which handles inappropriate content and computer crimes that are insulting to the monarchy.

Maha Vajiralongkorn Photos

In photos: Coronation of Thailand's King Vajiralongkom

Vajiralongkorn, who is the tenth monarch of the reigning Chakri dynasty, ascended the throne after the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 2016 and has since been dispatching his duties as a king.