His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has issued a Royal Command declaring General Suthida Vajiralongkorn na Ayudhya to be Queen of Thailand, effective as of May 1st.
According to the Royal Gazette, HM the King has married General Suthida Vajiralongkorn na Ayudhya “legally and in accordance with Royal tradition.”
The new Queen is regarded as a member of the Royal Family, it said. Queen Suthida will henceforth be entitled to all the benefits of the royal rank and status of the royal family, reads the announcement. Gen Suthida served as commander Of His Majesty the King’s Guard. She is often seen escorting the King in royal ceremonies.