Tag: King Maha Vajiralongkorn
The Thai king has been listed as the world's richest monarch, with Business Insider estimating his personal wealth at more than US$30 billion in 2018.
After 108 days of disputed election, Prayuth Chan-ocha's new civilian cabinet is endorsed by the Thai King.
As King Maha Vajiralongkorn begins his royal procession around Bangkok, the crowd shouts 'Long live the King'.
The king vows to reign 'with righteousness' for the benefit of the Thai people.
Suthida Vajiralongkorn is now Thai queen after serving as a deputy head of the royal bodyguard for her husband, King Maha Vajiralongkorn.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn marries his consort General Suthida Vajiralongkorn just days leading up to the King's coronation on May 4-6.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn stripped Thaksin Shinawatra of his royal decorations for fleeing the country in 2008 after he was ousted in a 2006 coup.
The 60-year-old Thai founder of duty-free giant King Power died in October in a helicopter crash after watching his beloved football club play.
Opposition from her younger brother, a constitutional monarch, is likely to lead to Princess Ubolratana's disqualification by the Election Commission.
The king's eldest sister has registered as a candidate for the Thai Raksa Chart party, an off-shoot of the Thaksin-backed Pheu Thai Party.
Thailand's monarchy is considered sacred and untouchable in Thai society and is protected by some of the harshest royal insult legislation in the world. a
The new 500 baht (US$15) and 1,000-baht notes will be in circulation from the king's birthday on July 28, Bank of Thailand Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob said in a statement.
The grand send-off, held a year after Bhumibol died aged 88, was a spectacular show of the elaborate, enigmatic rituals that gird a powerful monarchy cloaked in myth and spirituality.
Here is what we know -- and can safely say -- about the monarch's first year on the throne.
Here are some key dates during the reign of Bhumibol, Rama IX of the Chakri dynasty.
Here's a few things to know about the funeral of a king revered as a demi-god who reigned for seven decades.
The monks filed past hundreds of Thais clad in mourning black, receiving packages of biscuits and bottled water, among other items, in large brass alms bowls.
Among the many royal objects restored for the funeral is a golden chariot that will carry the king’s body in a giant ornate urn to the cremation site.
Junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha urged the public to adhere to mourning guidelines as the October 26 cremation approaches.
The opaque agency does not declare its wealth but analysts estimate it manages between US$30-60 billion in assets, making Thai royals among the richest in the world.
King Bhumibol died last October aged 88 and his body has laid in state in a gold hall at the palace.
Jatupat "Pai Dao Din" Boonpatararaksa has been held in custody since his arrest in December for sharing a profile of King Maha Vajiralongkorn written by the BBC's Thai-language service in London.
Government offices and private organizations have been hosting various events and religious ceremonies to celebrate King Vajiralongkorn's birthday since Wednesday.
Most of this wealth is controlled by the opaque Crown Property Bureau (CPB), a vast portfolio that includes massive property ownership and investments in major companies.
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