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Princess Soamsawali named UNAids Goodwill Ambassador for HIV Prevention

Thailand’s Princess Soamsawali, 61, has been named a UNAids Goodwill Ambassador for HIV Prevention in Asia and the Pacific. An appointment ceremony was held at Bangkok’s King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital on Saturday, 22 June. Shannon Hader, UNAids Deputy Executive Director of Programme and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, said, “I would like to recognise all…
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An overview of the Thai laws of succession

Succession to a dynastic throne has always been a perplexing and gender-specific affair when it comes to hereditary monarchies. For centuries dating back to the era of the ancient world, male-preference primogeniture has always been the overriding choice for establishing who…
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Thailand celebrates new Queen's birthday

Thailand’s new Queen Suthida was widely celebrated yesterday in the kingdom with various events. Alms were given to hundreds of Buddhist monks by government officials – including Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha – in the capital of Bangkok near the Royal…
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Queen Mother of Thailand released from hospital

Thailand’s Queen Mother has been released from hospital and has returned home to Chitralada Royal Villa, located within the grounds of Dusit Palace,according to the Royal Household Bureau on Tuesday. Queen Sirikit, 86, had recently been suffering from a cystitis infection (also called a urinary tractinfection or UTI) and was admitted to Chulalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok. The…
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Official images released of Queen of Thailand

The Royal Household Bureau of Thailand has released several images of the new Queen of Thailand, Suthida. There are 20 images total showing Her Majesty in varying outfits from military uniforms to formal wear. They announced that the public and government agencies are…
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Thai Queen's birthday now a holiday in Thailand

Thailand’s new queen consort, Queen Suthida, will now have her birthday celebrated as a national holiday. The Thai government declared on Tuesday, 14 May that Her Majesty’s birthday, 3 June will, from now on, be publicly celebrated as a national holiday. It was announced by Nattaporn Jatusripitak, a spokesman for the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of economic affairs. Embed from Getty…
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BREAKING: King of Thailand crowned

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has finally been crowned – over two years after ascending the throne upon the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej (or Rama IX). The coronation was aired live on all Thai channels in both English…
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Who is King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand?

Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun was born to King Bhumibol Adulyadej (or King Rama IX) and Queen Sirikit on 28 July 1952 at 17.45 in Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall in Bangkok, Thailand. He has one older sister, Princess Ubol Ratana (b. 1951) and two younger sisters, Princesses Sirindhorn (b. 1955) and Chulabhorn (b. 1957). He was given his first name when he was one-year-old by the…
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