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Thailand’s Princess Soamsawali released from Intensive Care


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Thailand’s Princess Soamsawali has been released from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital. After her condition has improved, she has now been moved to a private room in the hospital, the Royal Household Bureau stated on Sunday.

In a bulletin released in early February, the Royal Household Bureau revealed that Princess Soamsawali had suffered a brain haemorrhage and had high blood pressure leading to her being admitted to the hospital. At the time, no further details on her prognosis were given.

The doctors have said her condition is improving, and she has been able to increasingly move her body. Scans showed that the haemorrhaged blood has begun to disappear.

Although Princess Soamsawali’s health is getting better, doctors are continuing their close care and have told her that her royal duties must continue to be suspended for the time being.

The Royal Household Bureau also stated that her blood pressure is under control and that there have been no complications.

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The Princess has been in Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, since the night of 1 February.

In August of last year, the Princess was admitted to the Chulalongkorn Hospital for treatment of a swollen shin of the right leg, which was diagnosed as a tissue infection. Her condition improved after being receiving medication until she experienced weakness in her right hand. She underwent a brain scan where it was discovered that certain parts of her brain were suffering from a blood deficiency, which required the administration of an antiplatelet drug. Princess Soamsawali had been undergoing physical therapy to restore the strength in her right arm and hand.

Princess Soamsawali is the eldest child of Mom Rajawongse Adulyakit Kitiyakara and Princess Bandhu Savali Yugala. Her father was the elder brother of Queen Sirikit of Thailand. On 3 January 1977, she married her first cousin, the current King Maha Vajiralongkorn, and she became known as Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali, Royal Consort of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand.

They had one child together and divorced in 1991.

Additional reporting by Assistant Editor, Moniek Bloks


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