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Thailand’s king holds surprise royal wedding before coronation

Thailand’s king holds surprise royal wedding before coronation

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn made an unexpected move just three days before his official coronation, Reuters reported. The royal married Suthida Tidjai who is full general in Thai’s army.

Thailand’s new queen is the former flight attendant for Thai Airways, the woman married King Rama X whose coronation ceremony will take place in three days. The 66-year-old monarch gave her the title of queen, the Royal Gazette reported on Thursday.

Thailand’s royal couple’s wedding footage was later shown on the nightly Royal News segment aired on all Thai TV channels. As monarch, he is now commander-in-chief of the armed forces while his spouse id full general. That unordinary move didn’t surprise the insiders who used to know that King Rama X follows in his father’s footstep by not consulting with his advisors but uses them as his representatives in state functions.

Thailand has been a constitutional monarchy since 1932 but the royal family still holds immense loyalty, power and wealth.

The 66-year-old Vajiralongkorn will be officially crowned in Buddhist and Brahmin ceremonies in three days. The ceremony is expected to cost upward of $30 million, followed by a procession through Bangkok the following day. None in the kingdom is able to criticize the king or his family. according to the existing law. The insults to the monarchy punishable by up to 15 years in prison under Thailand’s strict lese majeste laws.

The couple is known to spend most of their time living between Thailand and Germany, where Vajiralongkorn reportedly owns a $12 million mansion in Munich.