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Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn, back of vehicle at right and Queen Suthida, review the royal guard during Armed Forces Day at Adisorn military camp's Cavalry Centre at Saraburi province central Thailand.

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Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn is transported on the royal palanquin during the Royal Procession outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

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In this photo released by The Royal Household Bureau, Thai Queen Mother Sirikit, center, is visited by her son King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Princess Chulabhorn, left, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, right, and Queen Suthida during a merit making ceremony on the queen mother's 87th birthday at the Chitralada Palace Bangkok, Thailand.

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In this image made from video, Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn, left, and Queen Suthida attend the second of a three-day coronation ceremony for Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn that includes bestowing of the royal title and granting of ranks to members of royalty at Grand Palace in Bangkok. Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned Saturday amid the splendor 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.

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In this image made from the video, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, left, attends the royal purification ceremony at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Saturday began three days of elaborate centuries-old ceremonies for the formal coronation of Vajiralongkorn, who has been on the throne for more than two years following the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in October 2016 after seven decades on the throne.

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In this photo released by Bureau of the Thailand Royal Household, Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn, left, and Queen Suthida sit at Bangkok City Pollar Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand. On Wednesday, May 1, the King suddenly announced his fourth marriage, to a former flight attendant who is a commander of his security detail, and appointed her Queen Suthida. The coronation ceremonies for 66-year-old King Maha Vajiralongkorn, also known as King Rama X, will be held on May 4-6, 2019.

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In this photo released by Bureau of the Royal Household, Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, right, presents a gift to Queen Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya at Ampornsan Throne Hall in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who will have his official coronation on Saturday, has appointed his consort as the country's queen. An announcement in the Royal Gazette said Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya is legally married to the 66-year-old king, and is now Queen Suthida.

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Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn takes part in the funeral of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok, Thailand. A ceremony in an ornate throne hall began the transfer of the remains of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej to his spectacular golden crematorium in the royal quarter of Bangkok after a year of mourning for the monarch Thais hailed as "Father."

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