In Thailand, after a long illness he died the king, the champion of living monarchs by the time spent on the throne: 70 years and 126 days. He began to rule this country seventy years ago in 1946 and was considered a symbol of the nation.
Born in the United States, in Massachusetts, king Bhumibol Adulyadej also known as Rama IX is the ninth monarch of the Chakri dynasty, more than two centuries. Respect that the Thai people had for the king as semi-divine figure, was based not only on fear of punishment (and for insulting the person of the sovereign, you can go to jail), but that it really symbolized a country that has experienced 19 coups.
Recently, the government of Thailand announced that the 88-year-old of his Majesty king Bhumibol was Adulyadej is “unstable”. The last time the king’s health steadily deteriorated. On Sunday, the Bureau of Royal court said that the monarch fell sharply pressure after hemodialysis, which was conducted to clean the blood of toxins and salts. On Tuesday, the pressure dropped even more, and the breathing became more frequent. It was reported that the monarch is connected to the ventilator.
Recently the Thai king appeared in public, and most of 2015, he spent in a hospital bed. The hospital Sirirat, where the monarch gathered hundreds dressed in yellow (the color of the king) and pink (the Royal astrologer said that this color may contribute to the recovery of the monarch) of the Thai people, United in a common prayer for the health of His Majesty.
– Many in the country prayed for one thing: as long as the king lived, at least as a symbol of the nation. Of course, everyone is now afraid of strong critiques at the top, which may hurt throughout the society – told the “MK” on the phone from Thailand living in the Kingdom editor in chief of the network edition “Maritime Bulletin” Mikhail VOITENKO. – Of course, the higher people’s status in the Thai hierarchy, the more they worried in connection with possible changes. People discuss who will be the new monarch. Now in aristocratic circles come apart. For the figure of the king is very significant in Thailand. There is no such as, for example, in Britain the clear rules of succession to the throne. Here complicated life at the top. So the situation in the country, of course, unstable. Even us living here Farnham (foreigners), not very comfortable.
Support the king’s military regime, which came to power in 2014, provided the relative political stability in the country. Recall that in may last year after the military coup the king of Thailand issued a decree formally appointed General prayuth Chan-OCHA the head of the State Council for peace and order. And members of the military “junta” in turn, stated that it will rule on the law and on behalf of the king.
In addition to public concerns king Bhumibol Adulyadej was engaged in other Affairs. He professionally played jazz on the saxophone. Proved himself as an inventor and even patented the “artificial clouds”. Established himself as a painter, photographer, writer (written, for example, a book about his dog).
The only son of the king – a 64-year-old crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn. He recently became the hero of publications in the German press, when he arrived in Munich to very fancy (drew belly tank-top, low waist jeans, sandals). As reported then, the newspaper Bild, in Bavaria, Thai Prince bought his companion a Villa on lake Starnberg in 10 million euros. The Prince at the time was trained to be a military pilot, served in military intelligence and participated in military operations against the Communist insurgents. He was married several times – the first time he married his cousin the Princess mom Luang Soamsavali Kitiyakara. After this Union dissolved, the heir to the throne, lived for a time married to actress Yuvadhida Polprasert. But twenty years ago the Prince accused her of cheating with a 60-year-old air Marshal. In 2001, Maha Vachiralongkorn entered into a formal marriage with a woman from an ordinary poor family named Srirasmi Akharaphongpreecha. However, last year the couple officially divorced.