The problem is that most Thai's aren't really aware of how the King has become directly involved in politics and the management of Royal property.
On a personal level, I would be surprised if I was the only one living here who has noticed a change in Thai attitudes. A couple of years back, apart from a few people I knew well, most Thai's wouldn't talk about the junta or Royalty. Tongues seem much looser and open. Prayet and his cohorts seem universally despised. The other doesn't fare much better. I think Thailand is entering a bit of a perfect storm. People are sick of corruption at the top tables. The red bull case, T21 Korat (army enquiry where?), gambling dens, deaths and police lies. The control orders, the stagnent economy which was already panning pre-covid but which is now affecting the middle classes. Its just a daily diet of gloom and doom with a Govt. That clearly has no idea what to do and most Thai economists pretty much think the same. Even they call for Prayet to let experts deal with it. But that's not how junta's remain in power. I don't know how it will end.
On saying that, I think the students should have left the monarchy out of it for now.
Don't want to provide a link, but search new mandala for Thailands King turning back time, for an interesting article. The comments are interesting as well.