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King of Thailand honours cave rescuers

King Maha Vajiralongkorn (or Rama X) of Thailand has honoured the cave rescuers who saved 12 boys and their coach from a flooded cave in July. The King named the heroes as Members of the Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunabhorn. The award for significant voluntary activities was presented by Thailand’s Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha on behalf of His Majesty on Friday to 188 people…
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Queen Sirikit of Thailand admitted to hospital with the flu

Queen Sirikit of Thailand is recuperating in hospital after being diagnosed with the flu. The Royal Household Bureau made the announcement just after midnight on Monday. The 86-year-old queen mother was admitted on Sunday to Chulalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok with a high fever and a frequent cough after her doctors advised her to undergo a medical check. Medical lab tests showed that the Queen had…
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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…
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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 Crown Property Bureau had control over the royal fortune on behalf of the monarchy since it was established in 1938. Maha…
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Thai royalists call for BBC reporter to be expelled from country

Earlier this week, a group of Thai royalist gathered outside the British embassy in the Kingdom of Thailand to protest against the BBC. They demand that Thailand expel the BBC’s correspondent based in Thailand, Jonathan Head, following a recent report relating to the late King Bhumibol. As reported by Khaosod and the International Monarchist Conference, Mr Head allegedly made defamatory…
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