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King of Thailand leaves harem in Germany for Chakri day

King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand, also known as King Rama X, has left his hotel in Germany, where he was holed up with a harem of 20 women, to travel to Zurich from where he flew to Thailand to celebrate Chakri Day. In Zurich, he was joined by his wife Queen Suthida, who has been staying in a Swiss hotel for several weeks. Thai Airways suspended its normal operations a week ago but made an…
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Thai King will cover cost of funerals for victims of mass shooting

The King of Thailand, Maha Vajiralongkorn, will cover the cost of the funeral rites for the victims of Thailand’s mass shooting over the weekend. He and Queen Suthida have also extended their support to the victims’ families. Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha said, “King Maha Vajiralongkorn and the Queen feel remorse because of the shootings and extend moral…
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A look back at the Thai royal year

Today, we conclude another year and a decade. So, we are taking a look back at the Thai royal year that surrounded the crowning and other coronation ceremonies of King Rama X. January: King of Thailand issues decree for new election, first since…
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King and Queen of Thailand meet the Pope

Pope Francis met with Thailand’s King Maha VajiralongKorn, Queen Suthida and the Buddhist leader, Patriarch Somdej Phra Maha Muneewong on Thursday. Pope Francis was greeted at the Palace entrance by the King and Queen. They shook hands, engaged gifts and had a brief conversation. He also visited Wat Ratchabophit Sathit Maha Simaram, an important Buddhist temple in central Bangkok, and…
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King of Thailand fires four more officials

In what seems to be a continuing purge, the King of Thailand, Rama X, has fired four more officials this time for “extremely evil misconduct” and “adultery,” as well as being “lax” in their duties. The Royal Palace announced their…
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King of Thailand fires high-ranking royal guard

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand has fired a high ranking royal guard from his post. Gen. Arshawin Sawetseni served as a royal bodyguard until his firing, which was announced on the government gazette website. He had also served as a royal bodyguard under the late King Bhumibol. The announcement did not specify why he was fired, but the news came just hours after Sineenat…
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