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Princess Soamsawali of Thailand admitted to hospital

Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali of Thailand has been admitted to hospital for medical treatment. She was admitted to the Chulalongkorn hospital on 27 August for treatment of a swollen shin of the right leg, which was diagnosed as a tissue infection. Her condition improved after being receiving medication until she experienced a weakness in her right hand on Friday night. She underwent a…
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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 grandfather, Lord Vongsanuprabhand. Her father, Prince Nakkhatra Mangala was a diplomat in Thailand and at the time was on…
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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…
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Celebrations in Thailand take place for Princess Sirindhorn of Thailand's birthday

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand celebrated her 63rd birthday on Monday, 2 April. To commemorate her birthday, Thailand has designated 2 April of each year as Thai Heritage Conservation Day. In honour of her birthday, an exhibition has been set up in the Thai capital of Bangkok, displaying over two hundred paintings of the Princess, created by 12 artists. The…
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Thailand rehearses lavish £70 million funeral for late king

As Thailand gears up for the five-day-long cremation ceremony of the late King Bhumibol, the funeral procession is rehearsed with officials in ancient costumes and black tops. The rehearsal lasted around five hours, and crowds of mourners watched as the procession passed them by. Some held up portraits of the late King. Preparations took almost a year to complete. For several months now, the late…
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