King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand and Queen Suthida during their wedding ceremony in Bangkok on Wednesday. Photograph: Thai Royal Household Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Thailand’s king Maha Vajiralongkorn has appointed his consort as the country’s queen ahead of his official coronation on Saturday. An announcement in(...)

Thailand’s crown prince Maha Vajiralongkorn   joins people during the mourning of his father, the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok late last month. Photograph:  Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

Thailand is making preparations for crown prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to be named as the country’s new king on December 1st. The date will be 50 days s(...)

A boy carries a portrait of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej while he lines up to pay his respects at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters

Almost on the stroke of midday, the skies above this city opened, drenching its streets and its mourning residents. Ironically too, today officially m(...)