Watch: Thai King marries his former bodyguard in surprise royal wedding

The King of Thailand married his former bodyguard in a surprise wedding just days before his official coronation.

King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s new wife – who has been his consort for several years – becomes Thailand’s new Queen.

It’s reported that Queen Suthida previously worked as a flight attendant for Thai Airways International and the pair met on a flight.

King Maha Vajiralongkorn is due to be crowned this weekend.

The video of the ceremony shows the new Queen prostrating herself at the king’s feet, presenting joss sticks and flowers as gifts.

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