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Queen Sirikit discharged from hospital after bout with the flu

Queen Sirikit of Thailand has been discharged from a Thai hospital after a bout with the flu the Royal Household Bureau said on Thursday. The 86-year-old queen mother was released from Chulalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok and has returned to rest at Chitlada Palace. The Royal Household Bureau released a statement which said, “Her Majesty’s influenza is better, there is no fever, and the…
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Who is Queen Sirikit of Thailand?

Queen Sirikit is the Queen Mother in Thailand, having married the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1950 shortly before his coronation; sadly she has not been seen much in public recently following a stroke in 2012. She was born on 12th August 1932, at the home of her maternal…
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Thai cabinet approves new royal anthem

The Thai cabinet has given its approval to the royal anthem “Sadudee Jom Racaha,” the Prime Minster’s Office has recently announced. Written for His Majesty KingMaha Vajiralongkorn, the song is to be played at state or royal ceremonies and also at events organised with the idea of expressing loyalty to His Majesty. Ms Patcharaporn, the PM’s Office permanent secretary, said the…
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Thai king takes control of $30bn assets

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has been granted full, personal ownership of royal assets thought to be worth at least $30bn (£22bn) due to a recent change in the law. Until last year’s law change granting King Maha Vajiralongkorn ownership of royal assets, the…
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President Lincoln’s letters with Thai king displayed at new exhibit

Letters between former United States President Abraham Lincoln and Thai King Mongkut are on display in a new exhibit at the Queen Sirikit Textile Museum on the grounds of the Grand Palace thanks to the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok. The embassy is showcasing 200 years of friendship between the two countries by putting historic gifts between their heads of state on display. In one letter from 1861, King…
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The royals who are expected to attend the royal cremation of the late King of Thailand revealed

Several of the royal houses across the globe will send representatives to the royal cremation ceremony of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej (or Rama IX). It was confirmed earlier this month that Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium would attend the cremation ceremony on 26 October. It has since been confirmed by the Royal House of the Netherlands that Her Majesty Queen Máxima will attend; the…
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