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Thai king exempted from tax on some land properties

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.

Thai king endorses new cabinet weeks after disputed election

After 108 days of disputed election, Prayuth Chan-ocha's new civilian cabinet is endorsed by the Thai King.

Newly crowned Thai king carried through Bangkok in royal procession

As King Maha Vajiralongkorn begins his royal procession around Bangkok, the crowd shouts 'Long live the King'.

King Maha Vajiralongkorn crowned Rama X of Thailand

The king vows to reign 'with righteousness' for the benefit of the Thai people.

From bodyguard to Queen, Thailand’s Suthida makes public debut

Suthida Vajiralongkorn is now Thai queen after serving as a deputy head of the royal bodyguard for her husband, King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

Thai king names his consort ‘Queen Suthida’ days before coronation

King Maha Vajiralongkorn marries his consort General Suthida Vajiralongkorn just days leading up to the King's coronation on May 4-6.

Thai King strips ex-premier Thaksin of royal decorations

King Maha Vajiralongkorn stripped Thaksin Shinawatra of his royal decorations for fleeing the country in 2008 after he was ousted in a 2006 coup.

Thai king attends cremation of Leicester City owner Vichai

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.

Thailand’s king calls his sister’s candidacy for PM ‘inappropriate’

Opposition from her younger brother, a constitutional monarch, is likely to lead to Princess Ubolratana's disqualification by the Election Commission.

In stunning move, Thai king’s sister running for PM in March...

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 king to have 1,600-strong royal police security force

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

Thailand to issue more new banknotes this month

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.

Relics picked from late Thai King’s ashes

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.

Rama X: Thailand’s new monarch making his mark

Here is what we know -- and can safely say -- about the monarch's first year on the throne.

The turbulent reign of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol

Here are some key dates during the reign of Bhumibol, Rama IX of the Chakri dynasty.

Fit for a king: Thailand’s royal cremation

Here's a few things to know about the funeral of a king revered as a demi-god who reigned for seven decades.

Thai monks receive alms to mark a year since death of...

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.

Thailand prepares to bid farewell to ‘the people’s king’

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.

Thais urged to tone down the fun in run-up to king’s...

Junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha urged the public to adhere to mourning guidelines as the October 26 cremation approaches.

More than US$500 million in bank shares transferred on Thai king’s...

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.

Thousands queue to pay last respects to Thailand’s late King Bhumibol

King Bhumibol died last October aged 88 and his body has laid in state in a gold hall at the palace.

Thai student leader pleads guilty to lese majeste

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.

Thailand celebrates King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s birthday

Government offices and private organizations have been hosting various events and religious ceremonies to celebrate King Vajiralongkorn's birthday since Wednesday.

Thai junta grants king full control of palace wealth

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.