Former flight attendant turned imperial protector is reputation Queen Suthida eras before his own coronation

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

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

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

He was due to be officially crowned in elaborated 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 supports massive loyalty, superpower and property in Thailand, with the king considered the spiritual defender of the person or persons. The emperor is also insulated from analysi by some of the most stringent lese majeste statutes 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 beholders and foreign media had attached Suthida romantically with the king, but the palace had previously never acknowledged any relationship.

In 2014, Vajiralongkorn nominated Suthida Tidjai, a former flight attendant for Thai Airways, as a representative commander of his guard group. She was then promoted to full general in the army in December 2016 and has also 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 run Thailand since a 2014 army takeover , as well as other members of the royal family and palace advisers, the bridal footage showed.

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

While the monarch took the throne after the death of his father, his formal coronation follows a lament stage 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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