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Maha Vajiralongkorn

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn marries his long-time consort, Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya, who is also the deputy head of his personal security detail. She will be known as Queen Suthida. The coronation ceremonies begin Saturday.

The surprise announcement comes days before elaborate coronation ceremonies begin for him.

  1. BBC
Thai king makes 'bodyguard' his queen