Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn - updates

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Thai cabinet paves way for prince's endorsement as king

Nov 29, 2016 - 11:49 AM

UPDATED According to procedure the assembly speaker then has to formally invite the Crown Prince to become monarch before proclaiming the new king to the public

This handout photograph from Parliament received and taken on August 7, 2014 shows Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn attending the opening of the National Legislative Assembly in Bangkok. Thailand Parliament/AFP

Black-clad Thais mourn king as nation holds Buddhist rites

Oct 14, 2016 - 10:40 AM

UPDATED Large crowds are expected to pour onto the streets as the remains of King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be brought to the Grand Palace

GRIEF. Women mourn the death of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok on October 14, 2016. Photo by Manan Vastyayana/AFP

Anxious prayers for ailing Thai king outside hospital

Oct 13, 2016 - 1:57 PM

Hundreds of well wishers kept up their vigil outside a Bangkok hospital offering prayers for ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Well-wishers of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej hold pictures bearing his image at Siriraj Hospital, where the king is being treated, in Bangkok on October 13, 2016. Lilian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Thai junta chief to meet prince as king health fears grow

Oct 12, 2016 - 5:36 PM

UPDATED Fears over the health of King Bhumibol Adulyadej have grown this week after the palace announced October 9 that his condition was not stable with doctors recommending he suspend all royal duties

Women hold portraits of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej as they pray for his health at Siriraj Hospital, where the king is being treated, in Bangkok on October 12, 2016. Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Senior Thai palace official arrested for lese majeste

Jun 11, 2015 - 3:22 PM

Montri Sotangkul is the latest ally of the disgraced Princess Srirasmi to be arrested in a rare public airing of palace intrigue

ARRESTED. Thai national police chief Somyot Poompanmoung (R) sits next to Montri Sotangkul (C), 53, who was a member of the household staff of Princess Srirasmi, Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn's former wife, during his arrest at the police headquarters in Bangkok on June 11, 2015. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Thai police seek royal official on lese majeste charges

Jun 10, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Montri Sotangkul is accused of defaming the monarchy by improperly using his royal connections to make financial gains police say

In this file photo, Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn (L) talks to royal consort Princess Srirasmi (R) during the Royal Ploughing Ceremony at Sanam Luang near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, 13 May 2013. Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Ailing Thai king cancels appearance for 87th birthday

Dec 05, 2014 - 12:19 PM

Most Thais have only known King Bhumibol on the throne and anxiety over the future once his 6 decade reign ends is seen as an aggravating factor in Thailand s bitter political divide

In this file photo, a well-wisher holds a large medal carrying a portrait of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej as people wait for him to drive by in a motorcade as he leaves the Siriraj hospital in Bangkok on September 15, 2014. Christophe Archambault/AFP