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Three days of elaborate centuries-old ceremonies begin Saturday for the formal coronation of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn. (May 3)
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Thai king to pay homage to ancestors ahead of coronation

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn will pay homage to his ancestors on Thursday as part of preparations for his elaborate coronation ceremonies this weekend.
Reuters - Published

Factbox - The 10 Ramas: the kings of Thailand's Chakri dynasty

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Thursday paid tribute to his ancestors in a ceremony ahead of his official coronation this weekend, when he will take the formal title King Rama X, the 10th king..
Reuters - Published

Thailand's king marries his security chief, makes her queen

Queen Suthida, King Maha Vajiralongkorn's 4th wife, is a former flight attendant who was made the monarch's security chief in 2013
CBS News - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

Thailand's new queen: flight attendant to bodyguard to royalty

Thailand has a new queen just in time for the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in elaborate Buddhist and Brahmin ceremonies this weekend in Bangkok.
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Thai king's elaborate coronation by the numbers

Thailand's coronation ceremonies for King Maha Vajiralongkorn on May 4-6 will be the first the Southeast Asian nation has seen in 69 years, when the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was crowned in 1950.
Reuters - Published

Factbox: The royal instruments for Thai king's coronation

During Thailand's main coronation event for King Maha Vajiralongkorn on May 4, the monarch will be presented with five royal regalia, which are treated as symbols of kingship, marking the legitimacy of..
Reuters - Published

Thai king Vajiralongkorn marries bodyguard making her queen

thai king vajiralongkorn marries bodyguard making her queen
The surprise announcement comes days before elaborate coronation ceremonies begin for him.
BBC News - Published

Thai king surprises with royal wedding ahead of coronation

Just days before his official coronation, Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Wednesday married the deputy head of his personal guard force and gave her the title Queen Suthida.
Reuters - Published

Thai king names his consort queen days before coronation

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn announced on Wednesday that he had married his consort, General Suthida Vajiralongkorn, and named her Queen Suthida.
Reuters - Published

Royalist volunteers toil overtime for Thai King's coronation

royalist volunteers toil overtime for thai king's coronation
A Thailand Post employee repaints a street sign outside her office ahead of King Maha Vajiralongkorn's coronation In baby-blue caps and yellow scout scarves, an army of royal volunteers is sprucing up..
WorldNews - Published

Netflix announces deal for film about Thailand’s cave boys

netflix announces deal for film about thailand’s cave boys
FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018. file photo, members of the Wild Boars, the soccer team that was rescued from a flooded cave, give thanks in front of Thailand King Maha Vajiralongkorn's image during an..
WorldNews - Published

Thailand Prepares For First Coronation in Seven Decades

thailand prepares for first coronation in seven decades
Thailand's teeming capital is gearing up for three days of elaborate ceremonies starting Saturday for the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, amid an ongoing tug-of-war among the country's..
WorldNews - Published

Thailand rehearses elaborate $31 million coronation for king

Forty roads were closed in Bangkok as a band and officers on horseback marched past the Grand Palace on Sunday in a dress rehearsal for the next weekend's coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn,..
Reuters - Published

Royal astrologer casts Thai king's horoscope ahead of coronation

Thailand's royal astrologer cast King Maha Vajiralongkorn's horoscope on Tuesday in an important ritual to prepare for his elaborate coronation ceremonies next week.
Reuters - Published

Thai king confers awards on two Australian divers for rescue of cave boys

Two Australian cave divers who were instrumental in the rescue last year of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave received on Friday a royal honor from King Maha Vajiralongkorn in a..
Reuters - Published

Thailand collects sacred waters for king's coronation rituals

Thailand began rituals on Saturday for the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn next month, with officials collecting water in ceremonies across the country for use in purification rites.
Reuters - Published

Timeline: Rituals for Thailand's coronation of King Vajiralongkorn

Thailand began elaborate rituals on Saturday leading to the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who will be officially crowned in ceremonies from May 4 to 6.
Reuters - Published

Thai king revokes royal decorations of ousted ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has revoked royal decorations that had been awarded to ousted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, a document published on Saturday in the royal gazette showed.
Reuters - Published

Pro-army party prioritises Thai king's coronation over forming government

A party linked to Thailand's ruling military junta said it will not hold talks to try to form the next government until after the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in May, with the outcome of last..
Reuters - Published

Thai party that nominated a princess for PM has been dissolved

thai party that nominated a princess for pm has been dissolved
Bangkok, Thailand (CNN)A Thai political party that nominated a princess as its candidate in upcoming elections has been dissolved by the country's Constitutional Court, in what could prove to be a blow..
WorldNews - Published

Thai election panel disqualifies princess as PM candidate

Thailand's election panel on Monday disqualified the sister of the king from running for prime minister, putting an end to a stunning, short-lived candidacy by echoing King Maha Vajiralongkorn's words..
Reuters - Published

Tensions rise with Thai election commission to rule on princess running for PM

Thailand's Election Commission will consider on Monday the surprise nomination of a Thai princess as a prime ministerial candidate in March elections after her brother, King Maha Vajiralongkorn, called..
Reuters - Published

Thai king moves to block sister's 'inappropriate' candidacy for PM

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Friday moved to block his elder sister's surprise bid to run for prime minister in March, calling her candidacy for a populist opposition party "inappropriate"..
Reuters - Published

Thai king says sister's candidacy for PM 'inappropriate'

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Friday called his elder sister's bid to run for prime minister in March "inappropriate" and unconstitutional, likely sinking her candidacy for a populist..
Reuters - Published

Thai king's sister nominated for PM in March polls in unprecedented move

Thailand's royalty made an unprecedented move into politics on Friday when the sister of King Maha Vajiralongkorn was declared as a prime ministerial candidate for March 24 elections, registration..
Reuters - Published

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