King Vajiralongkorn crowned in Thailand elaborate ceremony

Thailand’s new king has started three days of ceremonial rites, as the country crowns its first monarch in nearly seven decades.

The rituals he goes through are a mixture of Buddhist and Hindu Brahmin traditions and date back centuries.

King Vajiralongkorn’s crown weighed 7.3kg (16lb), and symbolised Mount Meru, the home of the Hindu god Indra.

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