|King of Thailand|
|Vajiralongkorn (Rama X) since 13 October 2016|
|First monarch||Sri Indraditya of Sukhothai|
Who is heir to the throne of Thailand?
Heirs-apparent and heirs-presumptive to the throne
|Heirs to the Thai Throne|
|Maha Vajiralongkorn||Crown Prince (1972)||28 July 1952|
|Dipangkorn Rasmijoti||Chao Fa||13 October 2016|
Why can’t you talk about the king in Thailand?
It is illegal to defame, insult, or threaten the king, queen, heir-apparent, heir-presumptive, or regent. Modern Thai lèse-majesté law has been on the statute books since 1908. … The law has criminalised acts of insult since 1957. There is substantial room for interpretation, which causes controversy.
Why is Thai king so rich?
Compared to other centuries-long monarchies around the world, MacGregor Marshall said the Chakri dynasty’s wealth did not stem from an “ancient fortune”, instead, most of it came from assets amassed during the 20th century. Much of this stems from land and real estate holdings.
What country still has a king?
|Realm / Kingdom||Monarch (Birth)||Type|
|United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland||Queen Elizabeth II (b. 1926)||Constitutional|
|Kingdom of Bahrain||King Hamad bin Isa (b. 1950)||Mixed|
|Kingdom of Belgium||King Philippe (b. 1960)||Constitutional|
|Kingdom of Bhutan||King Jigme Khesar Namgyel (b. 1980)||Constitutional|
Is chewing gum illegal in Thailand?
3) It’s a punishable offence to throw (used) chewing gum on the pavement. I wouldn’t really class this one as silly – unusual, perhaps, but not an out-and-out silly one of the laws in Thailand. Plus, it’s one that’s definitely worth bearing in mind because there’s a pretty hefty fine if you get caught (nearly £400).
Is it illegal to insult the royal family?
Intentional defamation or insult of the king is punished with imprisonment of up to one year. It’s also illegal to distribute material that insults the king or the royal family.