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Crown Prince Not Ready to Take Throne Yet, Prayuth Says

BANGKOK — Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn said Thursday evening he does not wish to be named the next King of Thailand, as he continues to grieve for the death of his father, the late King Bhumibol, according to junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha.

Ultra-Royalists Guilt-Shame People Who Don’t Wear Mourning Black

BANGKOK — The colors that once polarized Thailand were red and yellow. Now, as the nation enters its year of mourning, the division appears...

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn Meets With Regent, Will Take Throne

BANGKOK — Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn had an audience with head privy councilor Prem Tinsulanonda who is now regent for Thailand’s vacant throne, junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha announced in a televised broadcast Saturday night.

Prem Assumes Regency Over Thailand’s Empty Throne

BANGKOK — The Kingdom of Thailand began Friday without a King due to Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn’s decision to delay taking the throne as the...

Vajiralongkorn Ascends the Throne as King Rama X

BANGKOK — Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn completed his ascension to the throne as King Rama X of Thailand, the government announced Thursday night.

Chonburi Man Beaten by Mob Over Royal Defamation

CHONBURI — A man was hauled out of his bedroom by a mob Tuesday, beaten and forced to apologize to a portrait of His...

Royal Children Gather at Siriraj Hospital, Prayuth Cancels Events

BANGKOK — The Thai stock index plunged by 6.8 percent Wednesday afternoon, presumably in response to a flurry of rumors about His Majesty the King’s health.

Calls For Calm Over ‘Witch Hunt’ Concerns After HM King’s Death

BANGKOK — Calls for tolerance have gone out as the national mourning for His Majesty the King sees outbursts of anger toward those deemed disrespectful.

Woman Forced Off Bangkok Bus, Slapped for Allegedly Insulting Late King

BANGKOK — A woman passenger was slapped in the face after being accused of defaming the king and forced off a public bus Monday, an incident captured in a video posted online.

Prayuth Calls for Year of Mourning for King

BANGKOK — Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha urged the public to wear mourning clothes for a period of one year to mourn the death of His Majesty the King in a televised address Thursday evening.

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