Bhutan

King and Queen of Bhutan send Chinese New Year greetings

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan have sent their well wishes on the occasion of the Chinese New Year. Their Majesties shared a Losar Card on their social media featuring the artwork of contemporary Bhutanese artist Rajesh Gurung. Photo: Royal Office for Media The King and Queen wished everyone a happy and prosperous new year on behalf of themselves and…
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Thailand

Questions on whereabouts of Thai queen

There are questions on the whereabouts of Thailand’s Queen Suthida who hasn’t been seen in person since 28 December. The King, Rama X, has been seen with his concubine, Royal Noble Consort Sineenat since that time. After people began questioning the…
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Popular Thai politician charged with defaming monarchy over Facebook Live comments

On Wednesday, the Thai government filed a formal lèse-majesté complaint against prominent billionaire opposition leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. Thanathorn, the founder of the progressive Future Forward Party, had criticised the slow rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. Thanathorn’s family owns the Thai Summit Group, the largest auto parts manufacturer in Thailand. The complaint…
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Thailand

Thai princess in hospital

Thailand’s Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is in the hospital after injuring her ankle in a fall on Monday. The Royal Household Bureau made the announcement on Monday saying the 65-year-old tripped and fell during a morning walk. The younger sister of King Rama X…
Bhutan

King and Queen of Bhutan unveil new family photo

Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema have unveiled a new family photo for the New Year. The image was taken on National Day on 17 December 2020 at Punakha Dzong, Punakha, Bhutan. The King and Queen are pictured with their two sons, Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel (4) and Prince Ugyen Wangchuck (9 months). The former will celebrate his fifth birthday in February…
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Thailand

King of Thailand releases New Year card

The King of Thailand has released a New Year card to the Thai people to coincide with his New Year speech that he gave as 2021 began. The card features a photo that was released of King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida ahead of his coronation in May 2019. Both the…
Bhutan

Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan orders measures to assist domestic violence victims

Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan has ordered that measures be put into place to help domestic violence victims now that a new lockdown has been put into place in the Asian kingdom. The Queen’s request was announced on her and King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck’s social media pages. The announcement said that Her Majesty is “deeply concerned by the number of domestic violence and…
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