Former flight attendant turned imperial protector is reputation Queen Suthida daylights before his own coronation
Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has married the deputy head of his personal security detail in a astound wedding and rendered her the name Queen Suthida, just days before his official coronation.
The announcement of the unexpected ceremony, simply three days before the long-awaited coronation, was established in the royal 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 adored 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 monarchy since 1932 but the royal family still nurses massive patriotism, supremacy and resource in Thailand, with the king considered the spiritual champion of the person or persons. The ruler is also insulated from review by some of the strictest lese majeste statutes in the world.