BANGKOK, May 1 (Reuters) – Only days before his official crowning ritual, Thailand’s The best Maha Vajiralongkorn on Wednesday wedded the appointee leader of his own gatekeeper power and gave her the title Ruler Suthida.
The shock declaration was conveyed in the Imperial Periodical, and film from Wednesday’s wedding service was later appeared on the daily Regal News section circulated on all Thai TV channels.
Vajiralongkorn, 66, additionally known by the title Ruler Rama X, wound up established ruler after the demise of his venerated dad, Lord Bhumibol Adulyadej, in October 2016, following 70 years on the throne.
He is expected to be formally delegated in expand Buddhist and Brahmin services on Saturday, trailed by a parade through Bangkok the following day.
In 2014, Vajiralongkorn designated Suthida Tidjai, a previous airline steward for Thai Aviation routes, as an agent administrator of his guardian unit.
Some imperial spectators and outside media had connected Suthida impractically with the ruler, however the royal residence had already never recognized a connection between them.
The lord made Suthida a full broad in the Regal Thai Armed force in December 2016, and the agent administrator of the ruler’s close to home gatekeeper in 2017. He additionally made her a Thanpuying, an imperial title meaning Lady.
Among the dignitaries at the wedding were Prayuth Chan-ocha, the pioneer of the military junta that has run Thailand since a 2014 armed force upset, just as different individuals from the regal family and royal residence guides, the wedding film showed.
Vajiralongkorn has recently been hitched and separated from multiple times and has seven children.
While the ruler took the position of authority after the demise of his dad, his formal crowning liturgy pursues a grieving period for Lord Bhumibol, whose illustrious incineration was held a year after his death.
(Reporting by Orathai Sriring, Patpicha Tanakasempipat and Panarat Thepgumpanat; Altering by Robert Birsel and Toby Chopra)