Former flight attendant turned imperial sentry is referred Queen Suthida daytimes before his own coronation
Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has married the deputy head of his personal security detail in a bombshell wedding and established her the title Queen Suthida, just days before his official coronation.
The announcement of the unexpected ceremony, merely three days before the long-awaited coronation, was seen 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 ruler after the death of his idolized leader, King Bhumibol Adulyadej,in October 2016, after 70 times 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 views gigantic loyalty, influence and capital in Thailand, with the king has reviewed and considered the spiritual shield of the person or persons. The emperor is also insulated from disapproval by some of the most stringent lese majeste constitutions in the world.