Thailand has a crowned king. In a solemn ceremony, king Maha Vajiralongkorn sat up in the Grand Palace of Bangkok is the crown. Thus, the 66-Year-old, who already served for two and a half years, has, Would, all, and full of Thai Mona made a monarch. Maha Vajiralongkorn is the tenth since the beginning of the Chakri dynasty in 1782. He also bears the name of Rama X.
The coronation took longer than two hours. First of all, Rama was purified X. by the monks with water, and anointed. He wore at first only a white Robe. Then he ascended in full official the throne and the crown put on. The "Great crown of victory" is 66 inches tall, more than seven kilograms heavy and with precious stones.
The Palace was sealed off during the Celebration. Nevertheless, tens of thousands of onlookers were on-the-go - many in Yellow, the color of the Royal house. The army fired many Salute-shots. Due to the high temperatures around the 40 degrees, free water was distributed. On Sunday, the king is carried in on a litter of seven kilometres through the city. Even hundreds of thousands are expected to attend. In contrast to similar celebrations in Europe, guests from abroad were present at the coronation. The king appeared in the Rolls Royce, together with his new wife, Queen Suthida (40), which was previously his Bodyguard. The two had married this week. Also, Rama's youngest son, Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti, was there. The 14-Year-old in Bavaria, to school. He is regarded as the presumed heir to the throne.
For the majority Buddhist country in Southeast Asia, this was the first coronation for nearly seven decades. The absolute monarchy is already abolished in 1932. Since a coup five years ago, the military ruled. The king, however, has an important role in the policy.
celebrate The cost of 30 million euros
The mother of Rama X., the former Queen Sirikit, was not seen. The 86-Year-old appears hardly in Public. In the past month, you had to go to the hospital. Together with her husband, king Bhumibol, had Sirikit of Thailand represents seven decades. In the 1950s and 1960s, they were considered the dream couple of the international Jet set. Bhumibol died, 2016 at the age of 88 years, as the senior Monarch of the world.
The new king is - in addition to three daughters - the only son of the two. Rama X. in full length Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodin Dradebaya Warangkun ("king of the lightning, descendant of the Almighty deities"). The people he considered less than his father. Three failed marriages, he has two daughters and five sons. He is often in Germany, in a Villa on the Starnberger lake.
the cost of The celebrations is estimated at a total of about 30 million euros. With an estimated fortune of more than € 35 billion to Thailand's Royal house is one of the richest Royal houses in the world. By Royal decree prior to the coronation of more than 40 000 criminal were pardoned prisoners, including a Student who had been convicted of "insulting his Majesty".