Coronation of Thailand’s Crown Prince delayed for a year

Coronation of Thailand’s Crown Prince delayed for a year

Coronation of Thailand’s Crown Prince delayed for a year

Written by Staff Writer

16 Oct, 2016 | 5:25 pm

Thailand’s Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn wants his coronation held off for at least a year, government officials say.

The move comes following his request for time to grieve for his late father King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The 64-year-old Crown Prince will ascend to the throne after funeral rites for his father have been completed, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has announced.

Prayuth has declared a one-year mourning period.

Profile : Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn

  • Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn (64 year old) who is the king’s only son, will succeed a much-loved monarch, assuming a role many in Thailand regard as semi-divine.
  •  Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn was born on 28 July 1952 in Bangkok, the second of four children of King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit.
  • He studied at prestigious schools in England and Australia before undergoing military training in Australia.
  •  A military officer and pilot, his lifestyle and behaviour have at times been marked by scandal.
  •  He has been married three times, with his second and third marriages ending in controversial and very public ways.
  • He came across as a loving and dutiful son – an image he will be hoping to project over the coming months.

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