• Thailand News

    Coronation of HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn

    With Songkran Festival now over, the Kingdom of Thailand now turns its attention towards the coronation of HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn. Although already ruling over the nation, his Royal Majesty’s formal ascension to the throne will take place over the days of May 4 through May 6. This will be the first coronation ceremony that any Thai born after May 1950 will have ever witnessed. This was the date of the last coronation, that of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Thailand has been in a long period of mourning since Adulyadej’s passing in 2016. Here’s what you can expect both leading up to the coronation and during it.   Disclosure:…

  • Princess Ubolratana to run for Thai Prime Minister
    Culture,  Thailand News

    Princess Ubolratana to Run for Thai Prime Minister

    In a political shocker, Thailand’s Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya will run for Thai Prime Minister. The Thai Raksa Chart party officially nominated her Friday. Ubolratana accepted the nomination while reminding media that she is now merely a citizen. She relinquished her official royal title in 1972 after marrying a U.S. citizen and moving to America. However, the Thai people pay no attention to such technicalities. They have always viewed her as royalty being the daughter of the beloved, late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit. She divorced in 1998 and returned to Thailand permanently in 2001. Her Royal Highness now holds the title of ‘Tunkramom Ying’, or Daughter to…