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Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand has operation on left arm

Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand, King Rama X’s younger sister, has had an operation on her left arm at Chulabhorn Hospital in Bangkok. The Royal Household Bureau made the announcement yesterday. The Princess was admitted to hospital earlier this week for numbness in her left arm – more specifically, in her left arm, left ring finger and the left pinky finger. An MRI scan showed…
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Thai Royal Household Bureau releases biography and images of King's concubine

The Thai Royal Household Bureau has released a biography and images of King Maha Vajiralongkorn (or Rama X)’s concubine, Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi, 34, who is formally known as the Royal Consort “Chao Khun Phra”. Royal Household Bureau She is the first royal concubine of a Thai monarch in close to a century, and the Royal Household took the unusual step to release candid photos of…
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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…
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Thai Royal Family now exempt from paying tax on their property

A new law was issued yesterday, King Maha Vajiralongkorn (or King Rama X)’s 67th birthday, that makes the King and Thai Royal Family exempt from paying tax on any of their land or property. The information was published in the Royal Gazette. The land exempt from taxes will be those “used in state affairs, royal affairs, or used by agencies under the King,” government documents…
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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…
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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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