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King and Queen of Thailand meet the Pope

Pope Francis met with Thailand’s King Maha VajiralongKorn, Queen Suthida and the Buddhist leader, Patriarch Somdej Phra Maha Muneewong on Thursday. Pope Francis was greeted at the Palace entrance by the King and Queen. They shook hands, engaged gifts and had a brief conversation. He also visited Wat Ratchabophit Sathit Maha Simaram, an important Buddhist temple in central Bangkok, and…
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King of Thailand fires four more officials

In what seems to be a continuing purge, the King of Thailand, Rama X, has fired four more officials this time for “extremely evil misconduct” and “adultery,” as well as being “lax” in their duties. The Royal Palace announced their…
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King of Thailand fires high-ranking royal guard

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand has fired a high ranking royal guard from his post. Gen. Arshawin Sawetseni served as a royal bodyguard until his firing, which was announced on the government gazette website. He had also served as a royal bodyguard under the late King Bhumibol. The announcement did not specify why he was fired, but the news came just hours after Sineenat…
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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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