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Thai protest criticises monarchy in Harry Potter-themed rally

Protestors, many holding wands and dressed as wizards, took to the streets in the Thai capital of Bangkok to protest the government and monarchy. Those in attendance chose to dress as Harry Potter characters as a way to represent what they see as increasing injustices within the Thai government. A military junta has been in power in Thailand since the 2014 coup. The protestors want the…
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Royal dog found after extensive police search

The beloved dog of a Thai princess went missing this past week and an extensive police search took place to find the royal pup. Princess Siribhachudabhorn, the daughter of Princess Chulabhorn and niece to King Rama X, posted on her Facebook page about her missing dog…
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King of Sweden sends condolences to King of Thailand

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has sent his condolences to Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn after the mass shooting over the weekend in a city northeast of the capital of Bangkok. Sweden’s monarch said, “The Queen and I wish to convey our sincere condolences on the tragic loss of lives following the brutal mass shooting in Korat. We offer our heartfelt sympathies to the…
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A look back at the Thai royal year

Today, we conclude another year and a decade. So, we are taking a look back at the Thai royal year that surrounded the crowning and other coronation ceremonies of King Rama X. January: King of Thailand issues decree for new election, first since…
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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 Tuesday, 23 July. King Rama X’s mother has an infection of the respiratory tract and is being treated by doctors…
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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…
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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 would succeed a reigning monarch. This ancient, patriarchal method of passing the throne through the first-born male line of…
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