Then-crown prince Maha Vajiralongkorn attends an event commemorating the death of his father King Bhumibol.
King Rama X is transforming the nominal powers granted by the constitution into real powers to be exercised at his own discretion, restoring a hybrid form of monarchical rule in the Land of Smiles.
Thailand’s late king chose his son, Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, to succeed him.
The heir to Thailand's throne, Maha Vajiralongkorn, enters his reign with no authority other than that of the office he now holds.
Mourning the king outside Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok.
Thailand's supposedly beloved king was a useful tool for some of his country's most unpleasant regimes.
Thais pray at Bangkok’s Siriraj hospital for the king who has reigned over them for 69 years.
Late last Friday the King of Thailand was rushed from his seaside palace in Hua Hin to Siriraj hospital in Bangkok. The Palace issued an announcement that the King was suffering from a fever and a rapid…