Thailand

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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International royals

Funeral plans finally released for Thailand's late King

The Bangkok Post has released details for the five day funeral of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. According to the Prime Minister’s Office, the ceremony will take place at the end of December from the 25-29, 2017. The death of the late monarch did not come as a surprise to his people or the world. He suffered a long-time illness and was hospitalised for the last year of his…
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International royals

Thai King hospitalsed for a year, has a swollen lung

After days of speculation surrounding his health, the Royal Household Bureau in Thailand has announced that King Bhumibol Adulyadej is being treated for swollen lung and knees. A statement released on Saturday said that the 88-year-old monarch developed a fever, accompanied with an increase in pulse rate and a drop in blood pressure. A pursuing examination revealed plenty of phlegm and swelling in…
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International royals

King of Thailand’s health in frail state

The world’s longest-reigning monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, is suffering from ever declining health and is in even more of a worse state, according to a notice sent out from the royal palace. A vaguely worded health report sent out from Thailand’s royal palace…