Thai Prime Minister Prayuth says Crown Prince seeks delay in proclaiming him King

Thailand’s junta chief late Thursday said the country’s crown prince has asked for a delay in being proclaimed the next monarch following the death of his father HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej earlier in the day.

“I had a royal audience with the Crown Prince (Maha Vajiralongkorn) and he asked for time to prepare before being proclaimed as the new king,” Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha told reporters at Government House.


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