In photos: Coronation of Thailand’s King Vajiralongkomhttps://indianexpress.com/photos/world-news/coronation-of-thailands-king-vajiralongkom-5711088/

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.

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Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned as king of Thailand on Saturday in a spectacular yet centuries-old coronation ceremony held at the Grand Palace in Bangkok. (AP)

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The last time such a ceremony took place was in 1950 for King Adulyadej, also known as Rama IX. (AP)

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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. (AP)

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In the ceremony, the crown is placed on the head of the king by the chief Brahmin, a Hindu priest. The crown is approximately 26 inches high, weighs 7.3 kg and is decked with diamonds set in gold enamel. (AP)

On Sunday, there will be a 7-km royal procession, in which the king will again be carried on his palanquin to visit four important temples and allow the public to pay their respects to him. (Reuters)