Wedding of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

Happy Anniversary to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit of Thailand, who got married on this day in 1950, at the Sra Pathum Palace in Bangkok, just a week before his Coronation. The couple had four children and remained happily married until his death in 2016, after reigning over Thailand for over 70 years. To mark their anniversary, take a look at scenes from their wedding below- Continue reading

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King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, one of the longest-reigning monarchs in history, died on October 13th in Bangkok. The beloved monarch, regarded as semi-divine by the Thai people, reigned during a period of great change for Thailand. However, after his death, the future of the monarchy is uncertain in Thailand, as Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn has unexpectedly said he was not ready to take the throne, and asked for some time to mourn with the Thai people before his appointment as King. Continue reading