King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida wave to the crowd from a balcony of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Photo: AFP

The cat, the chicken, and the king: a look at symbols and ritual in the Thai king’s coronation ceremony

  • A royal procession lasting more than six hours on Sunday topped off a weekend of sumptuous celebrations
  • The entire event is estimated to have cost the country’s government US$31 million, according to media reports
Topic |   King Maha Vajiralongkorn

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King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida wave to the crowd from a balcony of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Photo: AFP
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