Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn is carried in a golden palanquin during a coronation procession in Bangkok on Sunday, May 5.
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In photos: Thailand crowns its new King

Updated 10:55 AM ET, Sun May 5, 2019

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn is carried in a golden palanquin during a coronation procession in Bangkok on Sunday, May 5.
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Sunday, May 5, marks the second day of events surrounding the coronation of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, more than two years after he ascended the throne, following the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

During the three-day celebration, 66-year-old King Vajiralongkorn will be presented with a gold 7.3-kilogram crown, circle parts of Bangkok via a royal palanquin and will undergo a royal purification ceremony using sacred water gathered from Thailand's 76 provinces.

Vajiralongkorn is the 10th king of the Chakri dynasty.