King Rama X of Thailand – A Radical Monarch

A Radical Monarch

Thailand’s royal family maintains extreme secrecy concerning its familial matters. Strict rules forbid anyone from reporting embarrassing details about the royal family to the world. However, it hasn’t kept the reports flying through the country, stating that King Rama X has fled to the Bavarian Alps, along with an entourage of women.

King Rama X

King Rama X is the only son and the second-born of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit. The King has been married four times and has seven children of his own. In October 2016, Maha Vajiralongkorn accepted the throne as King Rama X.

Early Life

Maha Wajiralongkorn, also known as King Rama X, was born on 28th July 1952 in Bangkok’s Dusit Palace, which is located close to many a service apartment in Bangkok the likes of Maitria Rama 9 Residence. He completed his secondary education in the United Kingdom and had military training in Australia.

User: (WT-shared) Globe-trotter at wts wikivoyage, Anantasamakhom Throne Hall in Dusit District, Bangkok, Thailand, CC BY-SA 3.0

Life after Education

After his graduation, Vajiralongkorn enrolled in the Thai army, where he served for a significant part of his life. He is qualified to fly both military and civilian aircraft and is reported to fly a Boeing 737 during overseas travel.

Coronation

Maha Vajirlongkorn was given the reigning title during a three-day coronation ceremony held in May 2019. A grand procession was paraded near Thailand’s Grand Palace, which has been estimated to cost around $31 million.