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BREAKING: Thailand’s King strips his consort of her titles for disloyalty

King Vajiralongkorn of Thailand has stripped his royal consort of her titles and military ranks for disloyalty. Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi has been rescinded of all her titles according to Thailand’s royal palace – just a few months after her high-profile appointment. The former consort allegedly opposed the King installing his wife, Suthida, as Queen, stating that it should have been…
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Thai King takes personal control of two key military units

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, also called King Rama X, has taken personal control of two key military units via a royal decree which took effect on Tuesday. These two units (Bangkok-based 1st and 11th Infantry Regiments) are now under the direct command of the palace (Royal Security Command). They will now report directly to the King and his wife, Queen Suthida, the latter of whom…
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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 Rama X’s mother had an infection of the respiratory tract and was treated by doctors with antibiotics and close medical…
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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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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 Tuesday, 23 July. King Rama X’s mother has an infection of the respiratory tract and is being treated by doctors…
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