17 May 2019 15:37
Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who will have his official coronation on Saturday, has appointed his consort as the country's queen. An announcement on Wednesday in the Royal Gazette said Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya is legally married to the 66-year-old king, and is now Queen Suthida. A buyer inspects the commemorative pins issued to mark the upcoming coronation ceremony for Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn (Sakchai Lalit/AP) Sirikit is revered in her home country, still as the Queen, although the king is strictly speaking, now a mother. her husband, king Bhumibol, had stood more than seven decades at the top of the monarchy, was in October 2016 with 88 years died. Thailand's Queen Mother, Sirikit has been admitted to hospital, the Royal Household Bureau announced yesterday.
The 86-year-old was admitted to Bangkok's Chulalongkorn Hospital due to a fever from cystitis. The Royal Household Bureau recently announced that the Princess is recovering from cataract surgery and treatment for the back pain, and there is no longer a need for the Thai people to come to the hospital to sign a book to wish her well. The Queen Mother enters hospital just a couple of weeks ahead of her son, King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun (or Rama X)'s coronation. Queen Sirikit was the wife of Thailand's late and beloved monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej (or Rama IX) who died on 13 October 2016 at the age of 88. The Queen is seldom seen in public now, but the Royal Household Bureau released several images last year of her with her children in celebration of her 86th birthday.
During the black-tie event, guests will indulge in a seven-course gourmet meal, view artifacts from the ship and hear the bone-chilling tales of the passengers who both lived and died on that cold April night. BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand began rituals on Saturday for the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn next month, with officials collecting water in ceremonies across the country for use in purification rites. FILE PHOTO: Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn attends the annual Royal Ploughing Ceremony in central Bangkok, Thailand, May 14, 2018. The elaborate coronation for King Vajiralongkorn will take place over three days, from May 4 to 6, in the capital Bangkok with many Buddhist and Brahmin rituals performed in the month leading up to the event. The water gathered on Saturday will be use for ablution of the king in the purification and anointment ceremonies on May 4 before the crowning ritual.
While applauding the irreplaceable role of the King in promoting the development of the China-Cambodia friendly relationship, Wang said China, Cambodia and other Asian countries should learn from each other with mutual tolerance so as to jointly safeguard the excellent traditions of Asia and create a better future for the continent. King Sihamoni and Queen Mother Monineath asked Wang to convey their sincere greetings and high respect to President Xi and his wife, and expressed a willingness to join hands with China and carry forward the traditional friendship to promote continuous development of bilateral relations. The Thai royal family has made major contributions to promoting China-Thailand friendly relations and deepening the mutual beneficial cooperation, Wang said. China stands ready to work with Thailand to carry forward the traditional friendship between the two countries and continuously deepen cooperation in various fields, he said. Gamhom Nalanchang, alias Kanja Witch, right, and former Miss Thailand World title holder Chanakarn Chaisri, present traditional Thai sweets at a press conference in Ramkhamhaeng University yesterday.
Marijuana-laced Thai sweets will soon make their way to Las Vegas and many other parts of the United States where the consumption of cannabis for recreation is allowed. The pot-laced dessert is the latest marijuana-related initiative being discussed in Thailand, which legalised cannabinoid medicines earlier this year. Gamhom Nalanchang, widely dubbed the Kanja (marijuana) Witch, told the press yesterday that she planned to sell marijuana-laced traditional Thai sweets to 30 states in the US from August. Former beauty queen Chanakarn Chaisri came up with the recipe for the special Thai sweets, which will be sold under the brand "Khanom Mee Mong" - with mong being a short form for mongkut or crown. "I chose thong ake [a type of Thai dessert] because of its auspicious name," the beauty queen-turned-chef said. Gamhom said each packet of the Thai dessert will be clearly labelled as to how much THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) or CBD (Cannabidiol) it contains. Gamhom and Chanakarn were speaking at Ramkhamhaeng University, which will hold an academic seminar on medical marijuana and treatment on April 30. Meanwhile, Medical Services Department's director-general Somsak Akksilp said his department will be happy to work with Rangsit University in conducting research on how cannabis extracts can prohibit the growth of cancer cells in patients with lung cancer. BANGKOK: The billionaire leader of the newest and most dynamic force in Thai politics says he is "prepared" for jail as legal cases besiege his youth-focused party just weeks after it scooped up millions of votes in a general election. Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, the charismatic political newcomer whose radical agenda of social and economic reform captured millennial hearts and rattled the ruling junta, will appear at the Election Commission later Tuesday to explain a disputed share transfer. It is the latest of a battery of moves against Thanathorn and his Future Forward Party, which secured over six million votes in March 24 elections but is now hemmed in by 16 separate legal cases. The 40-year-old insists the shares were divested weeks before he registered to run, rubbishing the charge as a political hatchet job. But a new government has yet to be declared amid allegations of vote-rigging and other political chicanery by the junta-allied party, which is desperate to return to power with a majority of Lower House seats. They are willing to rig the election and use legal threats," Thanathorn said. The Election Commission has said it will announce near-complete results on May 9.