The new Thai king who married his bodyguard went to school in Sussex

04-May-2019 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM Print This Post

The coronation of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn this weekend will cap a colourful path towards the throne and mark his official transition into a more regal lifestyle.

The ceremony has been preceded by the sudden marriage of King Vajiralongkorn to Suthida Tidjai, one of his senior bodyguards, on Wednesday.

Queen Suthida, a former flight attendant, has become the fourth wife of the qualified fighter pilot who in his younger days was known for his reportedly lively social life.

Few details are known about the Thai king in his homeland, where the monarchy is deified and strict lese majeste laws with jail terms of three to 15 years prevent any open discussion about members of the royal family….


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