Thailand gets a new king.

Thai well-wishers holding up portraits of Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn on the front page of newspapers as they gathered outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok yesterday. The 64-year-old...

Thai well-wishers holding up portraits of Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn on the front page of newspapers as they gathered outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok yesterday.

The 64-year-old Crown Prince became Thailand’s new king yesterday after initially postponing his ascension to the throne for 50 days to mourn the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, in a break with tradition.

He will be the 10th king of the Chakri Dynasty in Thailand.

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