Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej (C) sits on the throne after delivering an address from a balcony of the Anantasamakom Throne Hall in front of the Royal Plaza as his son and Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn (R) joins him in Bangkok's historic district on December 5, 2012. Tens of thousands of Thais crowded central Bangkok on December 5 for a rare address by King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest reigning monarch, as part of celebrations for his 85th birthday. AFP PHOTO/Christophe ARCHAMBAULT
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Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn departs the Nieuwe Kerk to return to the Royal Palace after the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej is surrounded by his Daugthers Princess Ubol Ratana (L), Chulabhorn (2L), His son Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn (2R) and Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on the occasion of his his 85th birthday, as tens of thousands come to pay respect and get a rare chance to see him in person, on December 5, 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. King Bhumibol took the throne in 1946, making him Thailand's longest reigning monarch and is currently the world's longest serving head of state. Yellow represents Monday, the birthday of the King.
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Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Of Thailand Fashion Collection In Paris, France On September 29, 2007 - Crown prince of Thailand Maha Vajiralongkorn (Princess Sirivannavari's father) , HRH princess Srirasmi attended Princess Sirivannavari's fashion show - HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana of Thailand, the grand-daughter of Queen Sirikit of Thailand, has been sponsored by the Haute Couture Maison Balmain to present her new collection at the Paris fashion week - The collection, called 'Presence of the past' will be shown to open the fashion week at the Opera Garnier - It is a mixture of thai culture and modernism - Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana claims she has been inspired by her grand-mother HH Queen Sirikit of Thailand, who used to wear Pierre Balmain creations.
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Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and his sister Maha Chakri Sirindhorn attend a dinner hosted by Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands ahead of her abdication in favour of Crown Prince Willem Alexander at Rijksmuseum on April 29, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand arrive to attend a dinner hosted by Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands ahead of her abdication at Rijksmuseum on April 29, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The the Crown Prince of Thailand Maha Vajiralongkorn is greeted by Queen Elizabeth II at lunch For Sovereign Monarchs in honour of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, at Windsor Castle, on May 18, 2012 in Windsor, England.