King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, who took the throne of the kingdom once known as Siam shortly after World War II and held it for more than 70 years, establishing himself as a revered personification of Thai nationhood, died on Thursday in Bangkok. He was 88 and one of the longest-reigning monarchs in history.
|Bhumibol Adulyadej ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช|
|Bhumibol on his coronation in 1950|
|King of Thailand|
|Reign||9 June 1946 – 13 October 2016|
|Coronation||5 May 1950|
But since 2018, King Vajiralongkorn’s personal wealth and the monarchy’s overall wealth have been entwined. The day-to-day costs of running the monarchy, meanwhile, are paid for by Thai taxpayers, and the Thai Government allocated around $1.3 billion in this year’s budget.
He is the wealthiest monarch in the world, with a net worth estimated to be between US$30 billion and US$70 billion. People in Thailand are not allowed to criticize his rule, as the monarchy is protected by one of the strictest lèse-majesté laws in the world.
King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand died at the age of 88 on 13 October 2016 , after a long illness. A year-long period of mourning was subsequently announced. A royal cremation ceremony took place over five days at the end of October 2017.
Funerals for Thai Buddhists can go on for much longer than what you may have seen before in the West. It could last from anything from one week to a year or two. Depending on how close your relationship was to the deceased, you probably won’t be expected to attend every part of the funeral.
National assembly. The legislative branch (also called the Parliament of Thailand) of the Thai government was first established in the “temporary” constitution of 1932. The National Assembly of Thailand is a bicameral legislature and is composed of two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Technically, Prince Dipangkorn is first in line to the throne . However, as his mother and the king are divorced, he can be replaced if the king has a son with his current wife. In that situation, the new son will be the crown prince and take Prince Dipangkorn’s place as first in line to the throne .
Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn has been proclaimed Thailand’s new king, 50 days after the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
What about the king’s wives ? He has had four wives – Princess Soamsawali from 1977 to 1993; Yuvadhida Polpraserth from 1994 to 1996; Srirasmi Suwadee between 2001 and 2014; and Queen Suthida.
Thai king richer than Brunei sultan & Saudi Arabia king He is thought to be the richest monarch in the world, with his personal wealth estimated to range from US$30 billion to US$43 billion (S$40 billion to S$58 billion), according to Reuters, South China Morning Post and business publication CEOWorld Magazine.
Thailand’s royal family , compared to the constantly spotlighted British monarchy , is extremely secretive. The monarch in question, King Maha Vajiralongkorn, officially known as King Rama X, was crowned in May 2019, almost three years after the death of the previous king , his father Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Siam joined World War I siding with the allies, a political decision to amend the unequal treaties. Following a bloodless revolution in 1932, Siam became a constitutional monarchy and changed its official name to ” Thailand “.