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May 4 commemorates the annual anniversary of the coronation of the King of Thailand, HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn. This year is the third anniversary of this auspicious event. Saturday, May 4, 2019, was the start of a 3 day traditional ceremony which culminated in the coronation of Thailand’s 10th King of the Chakri Dynasty. Although his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, died in October 2016, it was the new King’s prerogative to choose his Coronation Day after accepting the official invitation from the palace Privy Council. The new Thai King formerly accepted the accession invitation by Prem Tinsulanonda, then-president of the […]

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