The coronation of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn

7, May 2019 | nepaltraveller.com

Glimpses of the much anticipated coronation

On May 3, 2019, photo released by Bureau of the Royal Household, Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn, left, and Queen Suthida make the religious ceremony at Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. The coronation ceremony for 66-year-old King Maha Vajiralongkorn, also known as King Rama X, was held through May 4-6, 2019. 

 

A wellwisher holds a portrait of King Maha Vajiralongkorn outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned amid the splendour of the country's Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago. 

 

People in traditional costumes attend Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn's procession in Bangkok, Thailand, May 5, 2019. The King had a procession on Sunday to pay homage to former kings as part of the three-day coronation ceremonies. 

 

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn is carried on a palanquin through the streets outside the Grand Palace for the public to pay homage during the second day of his coronation ceremony in Bangkok,

 

People sit on a side road, anticipating access to Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall where Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn was scheduled to grant a public audience in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, May 6, 2019. 

 

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Queen Suthida and his daughter Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol wave to well-wishers from the balcony of Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall of the Grand Palace as they grant a public audience on the final day of his royal coronation in Bangkok on May 6, 2019. 

 

Wellwishers cheer Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn during his speech from a balcony of Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall in the Grand Palace Monday, May 6, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. 

 

Elephants under the command of their mahouts bow with well-wishers during a procession near the Grand Palace to pay their respects to Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn in Bangkok on May 7, 2019. 

 

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