• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: Thailand's future king, Prince Vajiralongkorn, married his childhood sweetheart after court astrologers decided the time was right for the wedding.

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    INTRODUCTION: Thailand's future king, Prince Vajiralongkorn, married his childhood sweetheart after court astrologers decided the time was right for the wedding.

    SYNOPSIS: The court astrologers had decided Monday (3 January) was the best date for Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn to wed his first cousin, Soamsawali Kitiyakra.

    Thousands of people gathered outside the palace in Bangkok for the wedding, shown on television and marked by a national holiday. A royal decree has been issued granting amnesty to criminals in prisons throughout the country. But it didn't apply to those in detention for offences against national security and on drug charges.

    A royal proclamation had made the 19-year old bride a princess. The 24-year old Crown Prince, an army captain who has been playing an increasingly important role in the nation's affairs, has been educated at Millfield school in England, King's College in Sydney, Australia, and military college in Canberra.

    The groom, king Bhumibol's son and only the second Crown Prince in the 900 year history off the Thai monarchy, returned home from Australia shortly before a military coup in Bangkok in October last year. He has often visited troops fighting communist insurgents in southern Thailand.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAGW9A7FOP4U2H7S5N0CC5QQ1N
    Media URN:
    VLVAGW9A7FOP4U2H7S5N0CC5QQ1N
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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