Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn in the framework of a special ceremony accepted the offer to become king of Thailand. The deceased monarch Rama IX decided to give the throne to his only son in 2002. Thus, Vajiralongkorn will be the tenth king of the Chakri dynasty – Frame X, reports the Bangkok Post.
Reporters noted that henceforth the official name of the new ruler – His Majesty king Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodencreditbank. The ceremony on Thursday was also attended by the Chairman of Parliament Pompet Viceconti, Prime Minister prayut Chan-OCHA and Supreme court Chairman Verapol Tungawan.
The Parliament President urged the crown Prince to take the throne and received consent, “I accept the invitation for the benefit of the people of Thailand,” said Vajiralongkorn. After that, he addressed the nation and announced that the procedure of succession is fully observed. “I am pleased to inform the Thai people and the world that we now have a new king,” said in turn, Prime Minister prayut Chan-OCHA.
The government of Thailand initiated the process of ascending to the throne, the new king 29 Nov. During the short parliamentary session, the members of Parliament exclaimed, “long live the king!”, as this is a requirement.
His Highness was born on 28 July 1952. He received his primary education in Thailand, then went to school Millfield in Somerset, United Kingdom, and the Royal school in Sydney, Australia. His education was accompanied by military training at the war College of Duntroon in Canberra, Australia. In 1975, he served as an officer in the Royal Thai army, first at the headquarters of military intelligence and then headed the service of the king’s bodyguards.
The death of a beloved king Bhumibol on October 13 Thais plunged in the deepest mourning. The monarch, who remained on the throne longer than any other of Thailand’s kings, died at the age of 88 years. For decades, he played a stabilizing role in a country torn by conflict.