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Foreign-based critics of Thailand’s monarchy receive suspicious packages

Foreign-based critics of the Thai regime and monarchy were subject to surveillance and suspicious packages, according to a well-known journalist critical of the monarchy. Andrew MacGregor Marshall revealed on Twitter that he and several other dissident journalists have been “targeted in August by people who surveilled our homes, followed us and sent packages intended to intimidate…
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Princess Chulabhorn attends merit-making ceremony in memory of late princesses

On Saturday, 18 July, Thai Princess Chulabhorn attended a merit-making ceremony in memory of late Thai princesses at Pimanmas Palace in Sattahip, Chonburi, Thailand. She paid homage to two portraits of late royals, Princesses Srinagarindra and Galyani. The former was her paternal grandmother and the latter her paternal aunt. The Princess was joined at the event by senior monks. Her Royal…
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Royal dog found after extensive police search

The beloved dog of a Thai princess went missing this past week and an extensive police search took place to find the royal pup. Princess Siribhachudabhorn, the daughter of Princess Chulabhorn and niece to King Rama X, posted on her Facebook page about her missing dog…
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Who is Queen Suthida of Thailand?

Suthida Tidjai was born on 3 June 1978 in Hat Yai, Songkla, Thailand, to Kham and Jangheang Tidjai. Her education was at Somboonkulkanya Middle School andthe private Assumption University in Bangkok; she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication…
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King Rama V of Siam's visit to Norway in 1907

His Majesty King Rama V of Siam, present-day Thailand, also called King Chulalongkorn, was born in 1853 and died in 1910. As a fifteen-year-old, Chulalongkorn ascended the Siamese throne, but because of his young age, his uncle acted as his guardian. During his five years of custody, he was educated by an English governor, Anna Leonowens, in literary history, language and art. He was King of…
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King of Thailand rents entire hotel in Germany for his harem

King Maha Vajiralongkorn spends most of his time in Germany already – having a $12m mansion at Lake Starnberg, but he too faces the challenges of the coronavirus. However, being a King comes with some perks. Despite all hotels having to close due to the crisis, the Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl has applied for and received a special permit to remain open so that the Thai King could rent out all…
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