The day of 28 July marks the birthday of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua (Rama X). Thai people have carried out various activities to show their loyalty to His Majesty the King on the occasion of his 71st birthday anniversary this year.
His Majesty was born in Bangkok on 28 July 1952. He is the only son, the second of four children, of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother. At the coronation of King Rama X on 4 May 2019, the King was bestowal the title “His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua.”
During the ceremony, the King had the Oath of Accession to the Throne: "We shall treasure, preserve, and build on our heritage and shall reign in righteousness for the great enduring good of the people.” His Majesty has followed the footsteps of His Royal Parents in easing the people’s problems and improving their well-being.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, His Majesty the King kindly donated medical equipment to many hospitals nationwide to support relief efforts addressing patients’ needs and to help curb the spread of the disease. In his royal address to the Prime Minister and other officials, His Majesty said that he was pleased to have seen Thailand deal with the COVID-19 problem quite well and to see that people have given such good cooperation.
He also granted the royal donation of humanitarian assistance to the Republic of Türkiye and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to help relieve the suffering of those affected by massive natural disasters recently.
His Majesty attaches high importance to strengthening friendly international relations leading to good understanding between Thailand and the world community. Accompanied by Her Majesty the Queen, he paid a royal visit to the United Kingdom from 4 to 7 May 2023 to attend the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla at Westminster Abbey, London.
The Thai monarchy is a pillar of stability in Thailand. Dating back over 700 years, the monarchy is respected and revered by the Thai people, whose sense of identity is closely linked to the institution. The institution of the monarchy, to this day, continues to play a unifying role, binding all Thais together.