Thailand's Bangkok dynasty , also known as the Chakri dynasty, has continued since 1782 and has a history of more than 200 years. Before 1932, the monarch of the dynasty was a ruler with autocratic power, and then Thailand became a monarchy and country. Therefore, the king was actually only the symbolic head of the country and did not participate in politics in principle.
With Rama X's accession to the throne, the romantic affairs of this romantic king have been on the headlines of major media, once again pushing this ancient royal family to the tune of international public opinion. At the same time, there is also an amazing curse that emerged more than 200 years ago, that is, "The Chakri dynasty will not exceed nine generations", also known as the "Curse of the Ninth Bangkok Dynasty"!
Speaking of this curse, we must first introduce a Thai folklore. In 1782, Zheng Xin of the Thonburi dynasty of was killed. According to Thai custom, the blood that killed the king cannot be left on the ground. Therefore, Zheng Xin was put into a sack and hit with a sandalwood stick. Lethal to the head. Before his death, the Thai king swore a poisonous oath: "The one who seized the throne by , the ninth will die! "
Every king of the Thai royal family stood by himself and performed his duties as a monarch, especially Rama V. Bhumibol the Great, even known as the "Father of Modern Thailand", left many great achievements. The last Thai king Rama IX King Bhumibol ascended the throne at the age of 18. He reigned for 70 years. He is the longest reigning monarch and head of state in the world, and has strengthened the Zakri dynasty. Rule.
King Bhumibol has footprints in every corner of Thailand. During his reign, he used royal funds to build hydropower stations, milk plants, freshwater and improved seed breeding and research centers, etc., and made great contributions to the agricultural field. On May 26, 2006, he was awarded the world's first "UNDP Human Development Lifetime Achievement Award" by Annan. It can be said that King Rama IX developed the Thai royal family to an unprecedented height, but his son may have to destroy it all by himself.
After arriving at Rama X, the Zakri dynasty encountered an unprecedented crisis. As King Maha Vajiralongkorn firmly held wealth and power in his hands, coupled with his romantic past in the marriage life, the royal family His reputation has been greatly damaged. Even though Article 112 of the Thai Constitution stipulates that it is forbidden to discuss the monarchy and kings, the people still require the Thai royal family to disclose the details of the royal property, and the target is directed at King Rama X.
In addition, King Rama X spread a lot of "Peach Blossom News" when he was young, his wife and lover changed wave after wave, and he lived in Europe for a long time, even during this year's "Pandemic" , I still choose to stay in the Bavaria Grand Hotel in Germany for a long time. According to Thai law, when the monarch is abroad, he should appoint members of the Privy Council as the "regent". However, the Thai king amended the constitution to allow himself to continue to govern abroad, which also caused extreme dissatisfaction among young Thais.
Coincidentally, another constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia also has the curse of "death for ten generations", and it has been fulfilled, that is, the Shah dynasty of Nepal . On one day in 1768, a philosopher believed that the Shah Dynasty could only last for ten generations before it would fall, until the night of June 1, 2001, in the Narayanhiti Palace in Kathmandu, Nepal. Crown Prince Dera shot and killed the King Birendra and Queen Aishwarya of Nepal. Legally, Dipendra became the king of Nepal, but died of serious injuries three days after his succession, and the ancient curse was fulfilled.
So, can the curse of the Thai royal family be fulfilled? Today, King Rama X has just been in office for a year, and the monarchy is so turbulent. It seems that the Thai royal family may also follow in the footsteps of the Nepal Shah dynasty!