NEW DELHI: Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn Wednesday married the deputy head of his personal guard force and gave her the title Queen Suthida.
The news item was carried in the Royal Gazette and the wedding footage was later shown on the nightly Royal News segment aired on all Thai television channels.
Following the death of his father King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Vajiralongkorn, 66, also known by the title King Rama X, became a constitutional monarch in 2016.
In 2014, he appointed Tidjai, a former flight attendant for Thai Airways as one of the guards. Previously, he has been married and divorced three times and has seven children from previous marriages.
Vajiralongkorn elevated Tidjai a full general in the Royal Thai Army in December 2016, and the deputy commander of the king’s personal guard in 2017.