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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 was the last to be named Royal Noble Consort in 1921. This tradition was abandoned in favour of having one wife. Kings Rama…
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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…
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King of Thailand approves new government

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, or Rama X, has approved a new civilian cabinet of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the Royal Gazette announced in Thailand on Wednesday. The March election was hotly contested as it was the first election in the country since the 2014 coup that placed General Prayuth Chan-ocha as Prime Minister. Chan-ocha was selected as Prime Minister after the election…
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An overview of the Thai laws of succession

Succession to a dynastic throne has always been a perplexing and gender-specific affair when it comes to hereditary monarchies. For centuries dating back to the era of the ancient world, male-preference primogeniture has always been the overriding choice for establishing who…
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Thailand celebrates new Queen's birthday

Thailand’s new Queen Suthida was widely celebrated yesterday in the kingdom with various events. Alms were given to hundreds of Buddhist monks by government officials – including Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha – in the capital of Bangkok near the Royal Palace. The same was done across Thailand in various towns and cities. In Thailand, the giving of alms to monks is a tradition…
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Queen Mother of Thailand released from hospital

Thailand’s Queen Mother has been released from hospital and has returned home to Chitralada Royal Villa, located within the grounds of Dusit Palace,according to the Royal Household Bureau on Tuesday. Queen Sirikit, 86, had recently been suffering from a cystitis…
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Official images released of Queen of Thailand

The Royal Household Bureau of Thailand has released several images of the new Queen of Thailand, Suthida. There are 20 images total showing Her Majesty in varying outfits from military uniforms to formal wear. They announced that the public and government agencies are welcome to use all the images in honouring the Thai Royal Family. Queen Suthida, 40, was born on 3 June 1978 in Hat Yai. She…
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