King Maha Vajiralongkorn embracing his sister Princess Ubolratana Mahidol. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn gives rare glimpse of Thai royal relations

  • Citizens of Thailand had a rare intimate glimpse of royal relations as the country turned out to celebrate Rama X’s coronation
  • The King extended a warm embrace to his sister, Princess Ubolratana – whose attempt to enter politics failed in March after he torpedoed her nomination as a prime ministerial candidate by a now-dissolved political party
Topic |   King Maha Vajiralongkorn

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King Maha Vajiralongkorn embracing his sister Princess Ubolratana Mahidol. Photo: EPA-EFE
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King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his consort, General Suthida Vajiralongkorn, named Queen Suthida, at their wedding ceremony in Bangkok. Photo: Reuters

Suthida named Thailand’s new queen three days before coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn

  • Queen Suthida served in the special unit of the King’s Guard and was a former flight attendant with Thai Airways
  • Vajiralongkorn has married her ‘legally and according to tradition’, according to a royal decree
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King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his consort, General Suthida Vajiralongkorn, named Queen Suthida, at their wedding ceremony in Bangkok. Photo: Reuters
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