Maha Vajiralongkorn, seen here in 2008, became Thailand's King after the death of his father in 2016.
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In photos: Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn

Updated 12:16 PM ET, Mon May 6, 2019

Maha Vajiralongkorn, seen here in 2008, became Thailand's King after the death of his father in 2016.
Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images

Thailand's King Vajiralongkorn assumed the throne following the death of his father in 2016.

His formal coronation took place Saturday, with celebrations expected to last until Monday. The 66-year-old is the 10th member of the Chakri dynasty, which has ruled Thailand since Rama I took the throne in 1782.