Thailand welcomes new king as he arrives at Grand Palace

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Thailand’s new king, His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, arrived at the Grand Palace in Bangkok on Thursday to ascend the throne. Supporters were seen sitting on sidewalks outside with portraits of King Maha Vajiralongkorn as his cortege made its way to the residence. The new king succeeds his father, Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died aged 88 on October 13.