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Thousands of Thais from across the country descended on the inner Bangkok on Sunda to catch sight of newly anointed King Maha Vajiralongkorn in a symbolic procession around the capital.

Thailand: Thousands line streets as king Maha holds procession after coronation

They came – some alone, others with family – dressed in the brightest hue of yellow possible that matched the festive buntings and freshly painted kerbs.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn was crowned on Saturday afternoon

In Pictures: Thailand’s Maha Vajiralongkorn crowned

To the boom of cannons, pipes and chants, King Maha Vajiralongkorn was crowned Saturday in a ceremony governed by centuries-old rituals, vowing a righteous reign and calling for “national security” and “happiness” in a remarkable display of royal power.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his consort, Gen. Suthida Vajiralongkorn named Queen Suthida, attend their wedding ceremony in Bangkok.

Thai King Maha marries bodyguard ahead of coronation

Thailand has a new queen just in time for the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in elaborate Buddhist and Brahmin ceremonies on Saturday in Bangkok.
A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, March 24, 2019, during Thailand’s first general election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup. (Wason Wanichakorn-Associated Press)

Support good leaders to prevent chaos, King warns as Thais vote

Thais filled schoolyards, temples and government offices to vote Sunday in the first election since a 2014 coup, with a high turnout expected among a public who received a cryptic last-minute warning from the Thai king to support “good” leaders to prevent “chaos.”
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Thai king attends cremation of Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Thailand’s King presided over the cremation of former Leicester City owner and duty-free magnate Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha at a Buddhist temple on Thursday in a ceremony that brought together the Thai business and political elites.

Thai King sacks staff for allegedly committing adultery

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn has sacked a member of his staff for adultery.
Ubolratana

Thai election commission moves to dissolve party linked to princess

Thailand’s election commission on Wednesday asked the constitutional court to dissolve a party that proposed a princess as candidate for prime minister, a potentially serious blow to the political aspirations of the kingdom’s powerful Shinawatra clan.
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Princess Ubolratana disqualified as Thai PM candidate

Thailand's Election Commission has disqualified the sister of the king from running for prime minister, ending a stunning, short-lived candidacy for a populist party after King Maha Vajiralongkorn called the bid "inappropriate".
Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn (C) ascended the throne in December 2016 [The Nation-Pool via AP]

Thailand to hold coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in May

Thailand's king is to be officially crowned in an elaborate three-day ceremony held on May 4-6, the royal palace has announced.
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Leicester City footballers pay last respects to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in Bangkok

Players and staff from Leicester City were set to arrive in Bangkok Sunday to attend a mourning rite for the club’s chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, whose death last week in a helicopter crash stunned the Premier League club.

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