Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has launched the second day of coronation activities with a ceremony to grant new titles to members of the royal family.

Vajiralongkorn on Saturday took part in an elaborate set of rituals, a mix of Buddhist and Hindu Brahmanic traditions, which established his status as a full-fledged monarch with complete regal powers. He had already been serving as king since the October 2016 death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The 66-year-old Vajiralongkorn began Sunday morning’s event before dignitaries in a hall at Bangkok’s Grand Palace by paying respects in front of portraits of his late father and mother, who has been hospitalized for an extended period. His mother, who was Bhumibol’s queen, was granted a new official title of Queen Mother.

In this image made from video, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, left, and Queen Suthida attend the second of a three-day coronation ceremony for Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn that includes bestowing of the royal title and granting of ranks to members of royalty at Grand Palace in Bangkok, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned Saturday amid the splendor of the country's Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago.(Thai TV Pool via AP)
In this image made from video, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, left, and Queen Suthida attend the second of a three-day coronation ceremony for Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn that includes bestowing of the royal title and granting of ranks to members of royalty at Grand Palace in Bangkok, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned Saturday amid the splendor of the country’s Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago.(Thai TV Pool via AP)
In this image made from video, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, left, and Queen Suthida, second from left, are greeted by Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, center, during the second of a three-day coronation ceremony for Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn that includes bestowing of the royal title and granting of ranks to members of royalty at Grand Palace in Bangkok, Sunday, May 5, 2019. King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned amid the splendor of the country's Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago. (Thai TV Pool via AP)
In this image made from video, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, left, and Queen Suthida, second from left, are greeted by Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, center, during the second of a three-day coronation ceremony for Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn that includes bestowing of the royal title and granting of ranks to members of royalty at Grand Palace in Bangkok, Sunday, May 5, 2019. King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned amid the splendor of the country’s Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago. (Thai TV Pool via AP)
Guards in ceremonial attire arrive ahead of the coronation ceremony of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. Saturday began three days of elaborate centuries-old ceremonies for the formal coronation of Vajiralongkorn, who has been on the throne for more than two years following the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in October 2016 after seven decades on the throne. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Guards in ceremonial attire arrive ahead of the coronation ceremony of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. Saturday began three days of elaborate centuries-old ceremonies for the formal coronation of Vajiralongkorn, who has been on the throne for more than two years following the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in October 2016 after seven decades on the throne. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Police officers use metal detectors to check people who arrive to watch King Maha Vajiralongkorn's coronation ceremony Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. Saturday began three days of elaborate centuries-old ceremonies for the formal coronation of Vajiralongkorn, who has been on the throne for more than two years following the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in October 2016 after seven decades on the throne. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Police officers use metal detectors to check people who arrive to watch King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s coronation ceremony Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. Saturday began three days of elaborate centuries-old ceremonies for the formal coronation of Vajiralongkorn, who has been on the throne for more than two years following the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in October 2016 after seven decades on the throne. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
A Thai well-wisher and her son sit in front of portrait Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May 5, 2019. King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned amid the splendor of the country's Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago.(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
A Thai well-wisher and her son sit in front of portrait Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May 5, 2019. King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned amid the splendor of the country’s Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago.(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
The portrait of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn is seen on a souvenir photo stand at a shop outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May 5, 2019. King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned amid the splendor of the country's Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
The portrait of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn is seen on a souvenir photo stand at a shop outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May 5, 2019. King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned amid the splendor of the country’s Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Thai people dressed in yellow walk past a portrait of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn towards the Grand Palace in which King Maha Vajiralongkorn's coronation takes place on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Bangkok. Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned Saturday amid the splendor of the country's Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago.(AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Thai people dressed in yellow walk past a portrait of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn towards the Grand Palace in which King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s coronation takes place on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Bangkok. Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned Saturday amid the splendor of the country’s Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago.(AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
A Thai well-wisher stands in front of the portrait of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May 5, 2019. King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned amid the splendor of the country's Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago.(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
A Thai well-wisher stands in front of the portrait of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May 5, 2019. King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned amid the splendor of the country’s Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago.(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Thai well-wishers hold the portraits of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May 5, 2019. King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned amid the splendor of the country's Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago.(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Thai well-wishers hold the portraits of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May 5, 2019. King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned amid the splendor of the country’s Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago.(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Thai well-wishers hold the portraits of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May 5, 2019. King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned amid the splendor of the country's Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Thai well-wishers hold the portraits of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May 5, 2019. King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned amid the splendor of the country’s Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Thai well-wisher holds the portrait of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn outside Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May 5, 2019. King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned amid the splendor of the country's Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Thai well-wisher holds the portrait of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn outside Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May 5, 2019. King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned amid the splendor of the country’s Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
In this image made from video, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, center, and Queen Suthida, right, are greeted by Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, bottom front, during the second of a three-day coronation ceremony for Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn that includes bestowing of the royal title and granting of ranks to members of royalty at Grand Palace in Bangkok, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Thailand officially has the 10th king of its Chakri dynasty, with King Maha Vajiralongkorn being crowned in an elaborate royal ceremony amid the splendor of the country's Grand Palace. (Thai TV Pool via AP)
In this image made from video, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, center, and Queen Suthida, right, are greeted by Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, bottom front, during the second of a three-day coronation ceremony for Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn that includes bestowing of the royal title and granting of ranks to members of royalty at Grand Palace in Bangkok, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Thailand officially has the 10th king of its Chakri dynasty, with King Maha Vajiralongkorn being crowned in an elaborate royal ceremony amid the splendor of the country’s Grand Palace. (Thai TV Pool via AP)
Buddhist monks walk collecting alms close to The Grand Palace in which King Maha Vajiralongkorn's coronation takes place on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Bangkok. Thailand officially has the 10th king of its Chakri dynasty, with King Maha Vajiralongkorn being crowned in an elaborate royal ceremony amid the splendor of the country's Grand Palace.(AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Buddhist monks walk collecting alms close to The Grand Palace in which King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s coronation takes place on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Bangkok. Thailand officially has the 10th king of its Chakri dynasty, with King Maha Vajiralongkorn being crowned in an elaborate royal ceremony amid the splendor of the country’s Grand Palace.(AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
A Thai woman worships Buddhist monks who collect alms close to The Grand Palace in which King Maha Vajiralongkorn's coronation takes place on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Bangkok. Thailand officially has the 10th king of its Chakri dynasty, with King Maha Vajiralongkorn being crowned in an elaborate royal ceremony amid the splendor of the country's Grand Palace.  (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
A Thai woman worships Buddhist monks who collect alms close to The Grand Palace in which King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s coronation takes place on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Bangkok. Thailand officially has the 10th king of its Chakri dynasty, with King Maha Vajiralongkorn being crowned in an elaborate royal ceremony amid the splendor of the country’s Grand Palace. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
A Thai woman makes offerings to Buddhist monks who collect alms close to The Grand Palace in which King Maha Vajiralongkorn's coronation takes place on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. Saturday began three days of elaborate centuries-old ceremonies for the formal coronation of Vajiralongkorn, who has been on the throne for more than two years following the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in October 2016 after seven decades on the throne. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
A Thai woman makes offerings to Buddhist monks who collect alms close to The Grand Palace in which King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s coronation takes place on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. Saturday began three days of elaborate centuries-old ceremonies for the formal coronation of Vajiralongkorn, who has been on the throne for more than two years following the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in October 2016 after seven decades on the throne. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Thai people dressed in yellow walk towards The Grand Palace in which Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn's coronation takes place on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. Saturday began three days of elaborate centuries-old ceremonies for the formal coronation of Vajiralongkorn, who has been on the throne for more than two years following the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in October 2016 after seven decades on the throne. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Thai people dressed in yellow walk towards The Grand Palace in which Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s coronation takes place on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. Saturday began three days of elaborate centuries-old ceremonies for the formal coronation of Vajiralongkorn, who has been on the throne for more than two years following the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in October 2016 after seven decades on the throne. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Thai people make offerings to Buddhist monks who collect alms close to The Grand Palace in which King Maha Vajiralongkorn's coronation takes place on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned amid the splendor of the country's Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Thai people make offerings to Buddhist monks who collect alms close to The Grand Palace in which King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s coronation takes place on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned amid the splendor of the country’s Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Thai volunteers gather ahead of their deployment for Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn's coronation duty close to The Grand Palace Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned amid the splendor of the country's Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Thai volunteers gather ahead of their deployment for Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s coronation duty close to The Grand Palace Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned amid the splendor of the country’s Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
In this image made from video, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, center, and Queen Suthida, right, attend the second of a three-day coronation ceremony for Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn that includes bestowing of the royal title and granting of ranks to members of royalty at Grand Palace in Bangkok, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned Saturday amid the splendor of the country's Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago.(Thai TV Pool via AP)
In this image made from video, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, center, and Queen Suthida, right, attend the second of a three-day coronation ceremony for Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn that includes bestowing of the royal title and granting of ranks to members of royalty at Grand Palace in Bangkok, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned Saturday amid the splendor of the country’s Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago.(Thai TV Pool via AP)
Thai people dressed in yellow walk towards The Grand Palace in which King Maha Vajiralongkorn's coronation takes place on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned amid the splendor of the country's Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Thai people dressed in yellow walk towards The Grand Palace in which King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s coronation takes place on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned amid the splendor of the country’s Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Thai people dressed in yellow walk past a portrait of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn towards The Grand Palace in which King Maha Vajiralongkorn's coronation takes place on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned amid the splendor of the country's Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago.(AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Thai people dressed in yellow walk past a portrait of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn towards The Grand Palace in which King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s coronation takes place on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned amid the splendor of the country’s Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago.(AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
In this image made from video, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, left, attends the second of a three-day coronation ceremony for Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn that includes bestowing of the royal title and granting of ranks to members of royalty at Grand Palace in Bangkok, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned Saturday amid the splendor of the country's Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago.(Thai TV Pool via AP)
In this image made from video, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, left, attends the second of a three-day coronation ceremony for Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn that includes bestowing of the royal title and granting of ranks to members of royalty at Grand Palace in Bangkok, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned Saturday amid the splendor of the country’s Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago.(Thai TV Pool via AP)
In this image made from video, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, right, and Queen Suthida attend the second of a three-day coronation ceremony for Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn that includes bestowing of the royal title and granting of ranks to members of royalty at Grand Palace in Bangkok, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned Saturday amid the splendor of the country's Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago.(Thai TV Pool via AP)
In this image made from video, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, right, and Queen Suthida attend the second of a three-day coronation ceremony for Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn that includes bestowing of the royal title and granting of ranks to members of royalty at Grand Palace in Bangkok, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned Saturday amid the splendor of the country’s Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago.(Thai TV Pool via AP)
In this image made from video, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, right, attends the second of a three-day coronation ceremony for Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn that includes bestowing of the royal title and granting of ranks to members of royalty at Grand Palace in Bangkok, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned Saturday amid the splendor of the country's Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago.(Thai TV Pool via AP)
In this image made from video, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, right, attends the second of a three-day coronation ceremony for Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn that includes bestowing of the royal title and granting of ranks to members of royalty at Grand Palace in Bangkok, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned Saturday amid the splendor of the country’s Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago.(Thai TV Pool via AP)

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