Thailand has a new King
The Crown Prince His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn has ascended the throne after the passing away of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the 13th of October 2016. The new King was formally named His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, according to the Office of His Majesty’s Principal Private Secretary.
The title came after the Crown Prince accepted the invitation of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) president Pornpetch Wichitcholchai and acceded to the throne as the 10th King of the Chakri dynasty.His Majesty’s acceptance of the invitation was made in accordance with the Palace Rule on Royal Succession 1924 and under the present interim constitution.
Pending the coronation, His Majesty is to be named in Thai as Somdet Phra Chao Yoohua Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun.
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