Former flight attendant turned imperial sentry is appointed Queen Suthida eras before his own coronation
Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has married the deputy head of his personal security detail in a bombshell wedding and caused her the entitle Queen Suthida, just days before his official coronation.
The announcement of the unexpected ceremony, only three days before the long-awaited coronation, was manufactured 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 revered father, 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 kingdom since 1932 but the royal family still braces massive love, ability and resource in Thailand, with the king reviewed and considered the spiritual protector of the people. The prince is also insulated from review by some of the strictest lese majeste constitutions in the world.