Former flight attendant turned imperial protector is referred Queen Suthida daylights before his own coronation

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has married the deputy head of his personal security detail in a amaze marriage and leaved her the name Queen Suthida, just days before his official coronation.

The announcement of the unexpected ceremony, precisely three days before the long-awaited coronation, was realized in the imperial gazette and footage from Wednesday’s wedding ceremony was later shown on the nightly royal news segment aired on all Thai television channels.

Vajiralongkorn, 66, also known by the title King Rama X, became constitutional monarch after the death of his hero-worship leader, King Bhumibol Adulyadej,in October 2016, after 70 years on the throne.

He was due to be officially crowned in elaborate Buddhist and Brahmin ceremonies that will take place over three days this weekend, finishing with a procession through Bangkok.

Thailand has been a constitutional monarchy since 1932 but the royal family still maintains gargantuan allegiance, strength and opulence in Thailand, with the king reviewed and considered the spiritual champion of the people. The emperor is also insulated from criticism by some of the most stringent lese majeste principles in the world.

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Suthida Tidjai on duty at the king’s side in Bangkok earlier this month. Photograph: Rungroj Yongrit/ EPA

Some royal sees and foreign media had related Suthida romantically with the king, but the palace had previously never acknowledged any relationship.

In 2014, Vajiralongkorn appointed Suthida Tidjai, a former flight attendant for Thai Airways, as a representative commanding officer of his defender group. She was then promoted to full general in the military forces in December 2016 and has also been made a thanpuying , a imperial designation entail lady.

Among the dignitaries at the wed were Prayuth Chan-ocha, the leader of the military junta that has led Thailand since a 2014 legion takeover , as well as other members of the royal family and palace advisers, the marry footage showed.

Vajiralongkorn has previously been married and divorced three times and has seven brats. He and Suthida are known to spend most of their time living between Thailand and Germany, where Vajiralongkorn owns a $12 m manor in Lake Starnberg, Munich. They likewise live with Vajiralongkorn’s son, Prince Dipankorn Rasmichoti, who is from a previous marriage.

While the ruler took the throne after the death of his father, his formal coronation follows a mourning season for King Bhumibol, whose royal cremation was held a year after his death. The coronation is expected to cost upwards of $30 m.

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