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.

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Suthida Tidjai in the course of their duties at the king’s surface in Bangkok earlier this month. Photograph: Rungroj Yongrit/ EPA

Some royal sees and foreign media had linked Suthida romantically with the king, but the palace has been already never accepted any relationship.

In 2014, Vajiralongkorn equipped Suthida Tidjai, a former flight attendant for Thai Airways, as a representative commanding officer of his protector unit. She was then promoted to full general in the army in December 2016 and has always been made a thanpuying , a imperial entitle mean lady.

Among the dignitaries at the wedding were Prayuth Chan-ocha, the leader of the military junta that has loped Thailand since a 2014 military takeover , as well as other members of the royal family and palace consultants, the wed 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 dwelling in Lake Starnberg, Munich. They likewise live with Vajiralongkorn’s son, Prince Dipankorn Rasmichoti, who is from a previous marriage.

While the prince took the throne after the death of his father, his formal coronation follows a mourn interval 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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