On Wednesday, the Royal court announced surprisingly that Vajiralongkorn had married his partner of many years, and to the Queen to be appointed.

About Vajiralongkorns fourth wife little is known. Suthida was formerly a flight attendant with the airline Thai Airways, and then became Bodyguard of the king. In 2016, she rose to the rank of General of the army, in 2017, Vajiralongkorn made her the Head of his personal guard.

After the unexpected news of the marriage, the voltage rises in view of the forthcoming coronation ceremony. As of Saturday, the 66-year-old Vajiralongkorn, had ascended the throne in December of 2016 will be introduced in the three-day celebrations officially in office. What role will Suthida play, is still unclear.