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.
The present Thai royal family , the Chakri dynasty, was founded by King Rama I who himself was partly Chinese . His predecessor, King Taksin of the Thonburi Kingdom, was the son of a Mon- Thai mother and a Chinese father from Guangdong. c. 10 million.
An agreed value of Thailand’s crown wealth is opaque, as these figures are not made public. In May, a report from German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle put this number somewhere between $US30 and $US60 billion ($40.7 billion and $81.5 billion).
There are twelve Royal Orders and some of these have separate classes.
The King’s property portfolio and love of lakeside cycling may be the reason he regularly opts to reside in Germany as opposed to his birth country.
The Chinese in Thailand have been in the country for many generations and many do not speak Chinese . However, there are of course Chinese – Thais who speak Mandarin but Cantonese is much less common especially when compared to ethnic Chinese people in the neighboring Malaysia or Vietnam.
List of royalty by net worth
|1||Vajiralongkorn||$43 billion — $30 billion|
|2||Hassanal Bolkiah||$28 billion — $20 billion|
|3||Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud||$18 billion|
|4||Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan||$15.0 billion|
The monarchy He is the head of state, aided in his duties by the Privy Council of Thailand. The constitution stipulates that although the sovereignty of the state is vested in the people, the king will exercise such powers through the three branches of the Thai government.
The poorest royal family The king of Norway is one of the poorest monarchs on Earth , and this royal family lives the most modest life compared to the other royal families in Europe.
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She was the queen consort of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (or Rama IX) and is the mother of King Vajiralongkorn (or Rama X). She met Bhumibol in Paris, where her father was Thai ambassador.
|Queen Sirikit in 1960|
|Queen consort of Thailand|
|Tenure||28 April 1950 – 13 October 2016|
|Coronation||5 May 1950|
The name Siam came from a Sanskrit word, syam. A forceful nationalist and moderniser, he changed the country’s name to Thailand . The change was part of Phibun’s determination to bring his people into the modern world and at the same time to emphasise their unique identity.
Thailand , officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam, is a country in Southeast Asia.
After his twenty-seven years of monastic life, King Mongkut voluntarily defrocked and ascended the throne in 1851 , aged 47. He took the name Phra Chom Klao, although foreigners continued to call him King Mongkut. The king was well known among the foreigners, particularly some British officers, as pro-British.