A military officer takes a photo as a TV screen shows Thailand's new King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun speaking after he accepted an invitation from parliament to succeed his father, late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, in Bangkok

A military officer takes a photo as a TV screen shows Thailand’s new King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun speaking after he accepted an invitation from parliament to succeed his father, late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, in Bangkok

A military officer takes a photo as a television screen shows Thailand's new King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun speaking after he accepted an invitation from parliament to succeed his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, at the Dusit Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, December 1, 2016. Photo: Reuters / Athit Perawongmetha

March 8, 2017 1:47 PM (UTC+8)