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Memorial for King Bhumibol's dead dog

Earlier today the late King Bhumibol’s dog was remembered in a Buddhist ceremony for the first anniversary of her death. Tong Daeng was the favourite dog of King Bhumibol. The ceremony took place near a statue of the dog in Hua Hin, where the dog died in Klai Kangwon Palace. Tong Daeng was a stray dog, which was picked up by the King himself from the streets in 1998. She was named Tong Daeng…
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From Playboy Prince to King Rama X?

The new King Rama X has had quite a colourful past, and most of this will be hidden from the Thai people due to their strict lese majeste laws. The then Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn has been married and divorced three times and is reportedly due to be married for a fourth time to an air stewardess. His first wife was Princess Soamsawali, whom he married in 1988. She also happened to be his…
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Saudi Prince writes open letter in favour of driving rights for women

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin-Talal bin-Abdulaziz al-Saud has written an open letter, which he posted on his own Twitter account, in favour of allowing women in Saudi Arabia to get their own driving license and the freedom to drive their own cars. Although the law does not explicitly forbid women to drive their own car, it is simply impossible for them to get their driving license. Prince Alwaleed…
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Queen Sirikit returns home from hospital

The Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, sent out a statement on 29 November stating that the dowager Queen had been released from the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital after being treated for a fever and a lung infection. Queen Sirikit returned to her home at the…
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King Abdullah interviewed by Lateline in Australia

King Abdullah of Jordan was interviewed by the Australian television show, Lateline last week. The interviewed covered the topics of Australia’s fight against global terrorism and the impact of Donald Trump’s presidency on the Middle East. His Majesty spoke exclusively with reporter Tony Jones in the Australian capital city of Canberra. The first question of Mr Jones was whether or…
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