Thailand has since Wednesday, unexpectedly, a new queen. Three days before the official coronation of Maha Vajiralongkorn to become king was his new wife, Suthida Vajiralongkorn After Ayutthaya was officially appointed as queen. It was not even known that they were married.
The 66-year-old Vajiralongkorn came in 2016 on the throne, after the death of his father Bhumibol. But only within three days he will be officially crowned.
Vajiralongkorn and the 40-year-old Suthida, a former flight attendant, lives for several years. But their relationship was never made official.
The new queen, the fourth wife of Vajiralongkorn. He already has five sons and two daughters from earlier marriages.