Inside the decadent lifestyle of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn
Who do you think the person in the following image is?
He is not an ordinary man, who appears to be drunk. This is Maha Vajiralongkorn, the 69-year-old King of Thailand, known for his lavish lifestyle.
The royal family of Thailand is very secretive, so very little is known about them and the family in general.
While proclaimed Crown Prince at the age of 20, he officially became His Majesty King Rama X in 2016.
He is a qualified pilot on civil and military aircraft and flies his own Boeing 737 when traveling overseas. He received military training in Thailand, UK, USA and Australia.
He is apparently also an enthusiastic cyclist.
A few years ago, a video of him at a shopping mall in Munich, Germany went viral and intrigued people to find out more about him. In the video, he was seen in jeans and a crop top that revealed his tattoos.
His coronation took place in May 2019 and cost 1 billion baht (approximately 223 crore). It was a huge ceremony that brought together 1,300 people and elephants.
Just days before the coronation, he married his general, Suthida Vajiralongkorn.
It was her fourth marriage.
The king spends most of his days in Europe and is considered an absent monarch. He rules the country from outside Thailand.
Last year, as Thailand saw an increase in coronavirus cases, it was reported that the king was self-isolating in the Bavarian Alps. He and his entourage of 20 women are reported to have booked an entire floor of the hotel.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn is one of the richest rulers in the world, with assets estimated at $ 40 billion.
It also has the largest faceted diamond in the world, a 546.67 carat brown diamond. It is apparently worth between $ 4 million and $ 12 million.
What a life!