Thailand has a new king Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, 64, accepted an invitation parliament to succeed his father. His succession comes 50 days the widely loved and revered King Bhumibol died October, aged 88. Prince Vajiralongkorn will be known as King Maha Vajiralongkorn. He will also be known as Rama X, or the 10th king Thailand's Chakri dynasty. He addressed his people a televised statement Thursday. He said: "I would like to accept the invitation the benefit the Thai people." Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said: "May all the Thai people unite to pray that…he may long reign as an idol and guardian the Thai people."
The coronation the new king will not take place until King Bhumibol's cremation early next year. The new king was born July 28, 1952. He went to schools Australia and the UK before doing his military training Australia. King Maha Vajiralongkorn is widely travelled and has a home Germany. Over the past few years, he has undertaken more his father's ceremonial duties Thailand when the late king was ill and needed medical treatment. He also organized and participated high-profile events such as cycle rides the Thai capital Bangkok. One his first acts as monarch will be to endorse Thailand's new constitution that has been backed the Thai people.