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Princess Chulabhorn recovering "satisfactorily"

The Royal Household Bureau has announced that Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand’s recovery from surgery is going “satisfactorily without complications.” They said that she can perform routine activities as usual. People can sign well wishes in a book at Chulabhorn Hospital. The Princess wasadmitted to hospitallast week for numbness in her left arm – more…
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Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand admitted to hospital, lost feeling in hand

Thailand’s Princess Chulabhorn, 62, has been admitted to Chulabhorn Hospital in Bangkok, the Royal House announced today in a short statement. The Princess’s public duties are suspended until further notice. She has lost feeling in her left hand, and an MRI scan showed that her nerves were trapped around the elbow. The numbness is in her left arm, left ring finger and the left…
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Queen Sirikit released from hospital

Queen Sirkit, The Queen Mother of Thailand, 86, has been released from the hospital where she has been since 21 July. She will turn 87 on Monday. Her Majesty was at Chulalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok and has now been returned to her home, Chitralada Royal Villa. King…
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Rama X names first Royal consort in almost a century

King Rama X has bestowed the title of Royal Noble Consort – the formal title for the chief concubine – on one of his major-generals. This was the first this title has been bestowed since Thailand ceased to have an absolute monarchy. Chao Khun Phra Prayoon Wong was the last to be named Royal Noble Consort in 1921. This tradition was abandoned in favour of having one wife. Kings Rama…
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Thailand's Queen Mother back in hospital

Thailand’s Queen Mother, Sirkit, 86, is back in the hospital, this time with a respiratory infection. She was admitted on Sunday to the Chulalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok after developing a persistent cough and fever. The Royal Household Bureau made the announcement on…
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King of Thailand approves new government

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, or Rama X, has approved a new civilian cabinet of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the Royal Gazette announced in Thailand on Wednesday. The March election was hotly contested as it was the first election in the country since the 2014 coup that placed General Prayuth Chan-ocha as Prime Minister. Chan-ocha was selected as Prime Minister after the election…
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