Thai Royal Succession to Be ‘Deferred For a Year’


"It will happen when all individuals and [the Crown Prince] have sat back," junta pioneer Prayuth says 

Grief after Thai king’s death spills into anger

Thailand's 64-year-old Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn has requested more opportunity to grieve after his dad's demise before taking the position of royalty, with the media reporting that his royal celebration won't be held for no less than a year. 

In a broadcast address on Saturday night, junta pioneer Prayuth Chan-ocha passed on the Crown Prince's message to people in general, as per Thai daily paper The Nation. 

The announcement came after General Prayuth and previous Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda — who is remaining in as official — met with the Crown Prince at Dusit Palace. 

"HRH the Crown Prince has specified a critical thing, saying that individuals ought to have no disarray over the organization and progression to the position of authority since the procedure is obviously expressed in the constitution and the Palace Law," said Prayuth, as indicated by The Nation. "It will happen when all individuals and he have hung loose." 

Prayuth included that arrangements for King Bhumibol Adulyadej's memorial service would be examined at a bureau meeting on Tuesday. The incineration is not expected until after the year-long grieving period is over. 

Prayuth, who took control after an upset in 2014, has guaranteed races one year from now. 

Lord Bhumibol Adulyadej was generally adored in Thailand, with his rule seen as a stablizing impact in the midst of the nation's turmoil. As such, the Crown Prince has not instructed similar commitment.

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