|King Rama X (Maha Vajiralongkorn) in a video still putting on heavy crown (AP).|
|Phra Sivali, arhat monk|
- PHOTO: In this image made from a video, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, center, sits on the throne as he is officially crowned king at the Grand Palace, Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. Saturday began three days of elaborate centuries-old ceremonies for the formal coronation of Vajiralongkorn, who has been on the throne following the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej -- the world's longest reigning monarch -- who died in October 2016 after seven decades on the throne (Thai TV Pool via AP).
But on Saturday, he took the crown from the chief Brahmin, a Hindu priest who has played a guiding part in the mixed Buddhist-Hindu ceremony, during a televised ritual from the Grand Palace.
|Everyone loved the former King Bhumibol|
|This sucks. I'd rather be a playboy again.|