Who Is Maha Vajiralongkorn?
Maha Vajiralongkorn is the current crown prince of Thailand, who will become that country’s king on December 1, 2016. He is 64 years old.
Becoming King Of Thailand
Maha Vajiralongkorn’s father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, died at age 88 on October 13, 2016. He served for 70 years as Thailand’s head of state. A year of mourning was announced after his death.
50 days later, Vajiralongkorn will become the king. Before that he spent most of his time in Germany. In the interim, Prem Tinsulanonda the head of Thailand’s privy council has acted as regent.
The military junta that took control in a coup in 2014 has allied itself strongly with Thailand’s monarchy.
Maha Vajiralongkorn Photos