Tuesday 21 May 2019

Thai the knot: King marries his bodyguard

Surprise wedding: King Maha and Queen Suthida take part in their marriage ceremony.
Photo: Reuters
Surprise wedding: King Maha and Queen Suthida take part in their marriage ceremony. Photo: Reuters

Chiara Giordano

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has married the deputy head of his personal bodyguard unit, making her Queen Suthida Vajiralongkorn na Ayudhaya.

In a surprise ceremony, the 66-year-old royal tied the knot with his 40-year-old bride ahead of his coronation this weekend in Bangkok.

The couple met when she was a flight attendant on Thai Airways.

King Vajiralongkorn, also known as King Rama X, became monarch in October 2016 following the death of his father.

The father of seven has previously been married and divorced three times, most recently in 2014.

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