The secret has been lurking like an unexploded bomb beneath the palace for six decades, and the actions of the king and of the royalist establishment can only be understood in this context. There is no serious doubt that Bhumibol Adulyadej shot and killed his brother that morning.
Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn has been proclaimed Thailand’s new king, 50 days after the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
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 died in bed in Bangkok’s Grand Palace that Sunday morning in circumstances still not satisfactorily explained. Although the initial official explanation was accidental death , a result of the king’s propensity to play with firearms, public pressure forced the government to open a commission of inquiry.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand is reportedly staying in the four-star Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl in the Bavarian Alps with an entourage of 20 women during the coronavirus outbreak.
My taxes!” Thailand’s government has budgeted over $1 billion to finance the monarchy this year, despite the fact that King Maha Vajiralongkorn is one of the world’s wealthiest rulers, with an estimated $40 billion in assets.
The 37-year-old was banished from his homeland along with his three brothers after King Rama X, then crown prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, accused their mother Sujarinee Vivacharawongse of adultery in 1996.
Bhumibol Adulyadej, also called Phumiphon Adunlayadet or Rama IX, (born December 5, 1927, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.—died October 13 , 2016, Bangkok, Thailand), ninth king of the Chakkri dynasty (1950–2016), which has ruled or reigned in Thailand from 1782, and Thailand’s longest-serving monarch.
All kings in the current Chakri dynasty of Thailand are often referred to as Rama . The name Rama was adopted from the name of the Hindu God Rama , an avatar of Vishnu. The use of the name ” Rama ‘n’th” is in line with Thai practice of giving numbers to the king in the current dynasty.
List of royalty by net worth
|1||Vajiralongkorn||King of Thailand|
|2||Hassanal Bolkiah||Sultan of Brunei|
|3||Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud||King of Saudi Arabia|
|4||Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan||President of the United Arab Emirates Emir of Abu Dhabi|
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 “.
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.