A few days ahead of his official coronation, the king of Thailand has married his royal consort. At a wedding ceremony in Bangkok on May 1, HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn married the lady who was previously the deputy commander of his personal security detail, General Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya. The king’s new wife has been bestowed the title of Queen Suthida.
- June 3 will now be an annual public holiday in honour of HM Queen Suthida’s birthday.
- The widow of the late king has been reassigned the royal title of Queen Dowager Sirikit.