His Royal Highness crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn took the offer to become king of Thailand. Reported by Bangkok Post on Thursday, 1 December.
His consent he expressed during a special ceremony. The participation in it was accepted by the Chairman of the Parliament of the country Pompet Viceconti, Prime Minister prayut Chan-OCHA and Supreme court Chairman Verapol Tungawan.
The new monarch ascended to the throne as the 10th king of the Chakri dynasty (Rama X). His official name and title of His Majesty king Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodencreditbank.
On 29 November, the Parliament of the Kingdom invited the 64-year-old Blunder Vajiralongkorn to take the throne. According to tradition he had to accept the offer.
The new king is the only son of the late monarch Pumipon Adulyadej (Rama IX), who died on 13 October this year in one of hospitals of Bangkok at the age of 88 years. He ascended the throne in 1946 and was on the throne the longest living monarchs in the world. Many residents worshiped the king, considering him a symbol of unity of the country.
Crowning Blunder Vachiralongkorn will take place after the funeral of his father. Now the body of the deceased monarch is the Grand Royal Palace, where every day a line of tens of thousands of people who want to say goodbye to the king. Cremation of Pumipon Adulyadej will take place presumably next autumn.